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

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

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

The 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 headdress to “commemorate the gallantry” of her Irish soldiers.

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

“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 headdress to commemorate the gallantry of Her Irish soldiers during the recent battles in South Africa.”

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

Today three hundred and fifty soldiers marched onto the Parade Square at Cavalry Barracks led by their mascot Domhnall. The Duke of Cambridge took the salute.

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

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

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

Just like every year, Catherine presented shamrock to Irish Wolfhound Domhnall, the Irish Guards’ mascot.

A video by Kensington Palace.

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

After the parade, Catherine was presented with a beautiful posy by two little girls.

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

The couple met members of the regiment before sitting for official officers’ and sergeants’ photographs. The Duchess of Cambridge talking to the soldiers.

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

Before leaving, the royal couple visited the Guardsmen’s Lunch where the longest-serving guardsman in the battalion proposed a toast to the royals.

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

The almost 9 months pregnant Duchess sipped water.

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

Here is The Duchess’ look during the last years for St Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Today the glowing Duchess looked effortlessly elegant and regal in a green Catherine Walker coat. She wore the coat for the first time during the Sweden tour this year in January.

Duchess of Cambridge Troy Lodon Cuffs with Beatrice Gloves

 

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

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Gina Foster Meribel hat
Gina Foster Meribel hat

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

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Gina Foster Meribel hat
Gina Foster Meribel hat

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

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The Duchess of Cambridge wore the hat with a very elegant updo.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Tod’s Suede Pumps
Tod’s Suede Pumps

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

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Cartier Shemrock Brooch
Cartier Shemrock Brooch

Catherine 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.

The Duchess of Camridge wore Kiki McDonough “Special Edition Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings”.
Kiki McDonough “Special Edition Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings”.

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

The Duchess of Cambridge at 2018 St. Patrick's Day Parade
Army In London

It is being reported that the due date of Baby Cambridge is the End of April some reporters assume the 23rd of April. In that case, we might have only a few more Duchesses’ looks before she goes on maternity leave. Next, we will see the Duchess on Wednesday.

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