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William And Kate Celebrate St Patrick’s Day At Traditional Irish Guards Parade

On Sunday, Prince William and Kate stepped out to mark St Patrick’s Day. The couple visited the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, England.

Kate and William, who has been Colonel of the Irish Guards since 2011, are paying their annual visit to the 1st Battalion at their base in Hounslow, west London.

Like every year, the couple took part in the traditional proceedings, and watch 350 soldiers participate in the parade, with William taking the salute.

William and Kate St. Patrick's day (1)

This year, they also led a minute of silence to pay respects to the victims of Friday’s terror attack at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Duchess Kate presented sprigs of shamrock to officers and warrant officers as a part of a tradition that Queen Alexandra, the wife of Edward VII started in 1901.

The royals reunited with their furry friend Domhnall, an Irish wolfhound and mascot they have met several times previously. Kate was photographed patting Domhnall several times while presenting him with a shamrock.

After the parade, the couple will later be toasted by the longest-serving Guardsman at the Guardsman’s Lunch, and the duchess will be thanked for presenting the shamrock.

William and Kate St. Patrick's day

Later, fans can expect to see the royal couple sip on some Guinness.

As ever, all eyes will be on Duchess of Cambridge’s outfit. As a nod to the Irish celebration, every year the Duchess of Cambridge is dressed in green.

Emerald green was the color of choice as Kate celebrated St Patrick’s Day at a parade of the Irish Guards.

She opted for a custom coat by Alexander McQueen, Gianvito Rossi black Piper suede pumps, and accessorized the look with a pair of black gloves and a green hat.

William and Kate St. Patrick's day

According to The Daily Mail, Kate also wore a “special Cartier shamrock brooch, which is loaned to royal members for engagements with the Guards.”

William and Kate have been attending this event for the past few years. However, in 2016, Kate didn’t make the outing, instead choosing to spend time with her young family.

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