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William & Kate Honor Irish Guards

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are celebrating St Patrick's Day at traditional Irish Guards parade.


William, who has been Colonel since 2011, is paying a visit to 1st Battalion's base in Hounslow, London.


The couple are set to be reunited with their furry friend Domhnall today, a seven-year-old Irish wolfhound.

 

Kate will present the sprigs of shamrock to officers and warrant officers, before William salutes march past.


The Duke and Duchess will then be toasted by the longest-serving Guardsman at the Guardsman's Lunch.

 

 

 

 

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Re: William & Kate Honor Irish Guards

Keeping with tradition, the Duchess wears a rather special accessory - the Cartier shamrock brooch which is historically loaned to royal family members for engagements with the Guards.

 

Previously it has been worn by the Queen Mother and Princess Anne.

 

This is an engagement that William and Kate have been doing for the past few years, although in 2016, Kate didn’t make the outing, instead choosing to spend time with her young family.

 

 

 

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Kate wore a custom coat by Alexander McQueen and her Gianvito Rossi Black Piper Suede Pumps.

 

 

 

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Re: William & Kate Honor Irish Guards

Presenting the regiment sprigs of shamrocks is a tradition stretching back more than a century

 

 

 

The tradition of a royal presenting the guards with shamrocks began in 1901

 

 

 

 

Kate wore the traditional colours of Ireland for St Patrick's Day

 

 

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Re: William & Kate Honor Irish Guards

I think that's a new green coat, maybe not. I love it and I love the fascinator/hat too. That pin is my favorite.

 

She looks gorgeous

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Donhall is so adorable in his tunic . 

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Kate wore the Green Tourmaline and Green Amethyst Oval Drop Earrings by Kiki McDonough. They were made for Kate to celebrate the birth of Princess Charlotte.

 

 

 

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@lmt  Kate, as usual, looks beautiful and that coat is perfect.  Domhnall is adorable.

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Lovely,just lovely

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