The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge attend the Irish Guards’ annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade 🍀
Today, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all around the world. The 1st Battalion Irish Guards always celebrate the day with a parade at the Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, southwest London, and there is always a member of British royal family attending and presenting the Guards with traditional sprays of shamrocks.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had this duty since 2012 (William became Colonel of the Irish Guards before the Royal Wedding in the spring of 2011). The Duchess usually hands out the shamrocks to the Guardsmen (The Duke did this when his wife wasn’t present in 2016). 👑
Today, TRH arrived at the Barracks at around 10.30AM and first attended an indoors reception, where William drank a pint of Guinness, and Catherine, who is almost eight months pregnant, was served with a glass of water. They then came outdoors to watch the parade before the shamrock presentation - also Domhnall the mascot got his sprig as usual. They also posed for the traditional group pictures with the Guards.
Kate’s Style: The Duchess looked fantastic in repeats today, wearing her @catwalkerco
coat from Stockholm with her smart @ginafostermillinery
heels (a true pregnancy favourite of hers!), @corneliajames
gloves and @kikimcdonough
earrings. Catherine also wore the shamrock-shaped Irish Guards Brooch by @cartier
, which is currently reserved for her use on some engagements associated with Northern Ireland. 👸🏻
(1-3, 5-8), @kensingtonroyal
(9) and Tim Rooke/Shutterstock (4, 10)
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