Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Today the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in Hunslow to attend the St Patrick’s Day Parade of 1st Battalion Irish Guards at Cavalry Barracks. Prince William, the Duke is Colonel of the regiment since May 2011.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Since her wedding, this was Duchess’ 6th attendance at the event.

Shamrock presentation parades trace their origins to the turn of the 20th century, on 28th February 1900Queen Victoria instructed all ranks of her Irish regiments to wear a sprig of shamrock in their head dress to “commemorate the gallantry” of her Irish soldiers.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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“HM the Queen is pleased to order that in future on Saint Patrick’s Day all ranks in Her Majesty’s Irish regiments shall wear as a distinction a sprig of shamrock in their head-dress to commemorate the gallantry of Her Irish soldiers during the recent battles in South Africa.”

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Today three hundred and fifty soldiers marched onto the Parade Square at Cavalry Barracks led by their mascot Domhnall. Duke of Cambridge took the salute.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during the annual Parade.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Duchess of Cambridge presented shamrock to officers and warrant officers, who in turn issued it along the ranks.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Just like every year, Kate presented shamrock to Irish Wolfhound Domhnall, the Irish Guards’ mascot.

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A video by Kensington Palace.

 

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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After the parade, Kate was presented with a beautiful posy by two little girls.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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The couple met members of the regiment before sitting for official officers’ and sergeants’ photograph. Duchess talking to the soldiers.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Before leaving, the royal couple visited the Guardsmen’s Lunch where the longest-serving guardsman in the battalion proposed a toast to the royals.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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The almost 9 months pregnant Duchess sipped water.

Duchess of Cambridge Kate at St. Patrick's Day Parade
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Here is Duchess’ look during the last years for St Patrick’s Day Parade.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Today the glowing Duchess looked effortlessly elegant and regal in green Catherine Walker coat.

Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Walker Coat
Catherine Walker Coat

She wore the coat for the first time during Sweden tour this year in January.

Duchess of Cambridge Troy Lodon Cuffs with Beatrice Gloves

 

Duchess kept the cold weather away by pairing the coat with faux fur collar and faux fur cuffs from Troy London also premiered during the Scandinavian tour. She also wore Cornelia James Beatrice gloves.

Duchess of Cambridge Gina Foster Meribel hat
Gina Foster Meribel hat

Kate wore ‘Meribel – Felt Beret Hat with Bow’ from Gina Foster. Duchess wore the same hat on 2015 St Patrick’s Day Parade also.

Duchess of Cambridge Gina Foster Meribel hat
Gina Foster Meribel hat

Classic velour felt beret hat was stylised felt bow trim. Sits on the right hand side of the head and secured by elastic that sits under the hair the hat is available on custom order in any colour for £535.00 (here shown in different shade).

Duchess of Cambridge updo for Gina Foster hat
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Duchess wore the hat with a very elegant updo.
Duchess of Cambridge Tod’s Suede Pumps
Tod’s Suede Pumps

Kate was wearing her trusty Tod’s suede block heel pumps.

Duchess of Cambridge Irish Guards gold shamrock brooch
Irish Guards gold shamrock brooch

Kate wore the Irish Guards gold shamrock brooch. The three-leaf brooch which has been worn by the Queen Mother and Princess Anne, belongs to the regiment and they determine to whom it be loaned. She also wore a sprig of shamrock on her lapel.

Duchess of Cambridge Kiki McDonough Special Edition Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings
Kiki McDonough Special Edition Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings

Duchess finished the look with her Kiki McDonough “Special Edition Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings”.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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It is being reported that the due date of Baby Cambridge is End of April some reporters assuming 23rd of April. In that case we might have only few more Duchesses’ look before she goes on maternity leave. Next we will see Kate on Wednesday.


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