Kate dons £3,200 green coat with shamrock brooch as royals celebrate St Patrick's Day

Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, presented sprigs of shamrock to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the 1st Battalion Irish Guards for the traditional St Patrick's Day celebration.

Kate wore a £3,200 Laura Green London coat and a shamrock brooch to meet the Irish Guards at Mons Barracks in Aldershot.

The 40-year-old was joined by Prince William to present sprigs of shamrock to the Officers and Guardsmen in the parade for the first time since the start of the Covid pandemic.

The parade concluded with Prince William taking the salute in a march-past. The presenting of shamrocks began in 1901 by Queen Alexandra, the wife of King Edward VII.

The Queen Mother and Princess Anne have also carried out the tradition previously.

Pictures show the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the St Patrick's Day parade:

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wears shamrocks as she attends the St Patrick's Day Parade in Aldershot.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wears shamrocks as she attends the St Patrick's Day Parade in Aldershot.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge smile as Lieutenant Colonel Rob Money puts a bearskin hat on his 20-month-old daughter Gaia Money's head.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge smile as Lieutenant Colonel Rob Money puts a bearskin hat on his 20-month-old daughter Gaia Money's head.
20-month-old Gaia Money, the daughter of Commanding Officer Robert Money, presented the Duchess with a bouquet as she attended the Irish Guards' St. Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot
20-month-old Gaia Money, the daughter of Commanding Officer Robert Money, presented the Duchess with a bouquet as she attended the Irish Guards' St. Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot
Duchess of Cambridge walks as she attends the St Patrick's Day Parade in Aldershot.
Duchess of Cambridge walks as she attends the St Patrick's Day Parade in Aldershot.
Duchess of Cambridge pets the Irish Guards mascot Turlough Mor.
Duchess of Cambridge pets the Irish Guards mascot Turlough Mor.
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the St Patrick's Day Parade in Aldershot
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the St Patrick's Day Parade in Aldershot