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Here is What William and Kate Did on St. Patrick’s Day

posted: 03/17/17
by: MIkayla Baiocchi

The Duke and Duchess were invited to sit for the Sergeants' and Officers' Mess photographs at the Parade. #StPatricksDay

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St. Patrick's Day isn't a holiday only commoners celebrate; our favorite royal couple, Prince William and Princess Kate, are partaking in festivities, as well.

A series of photos on Kensington Palace's official Instagram account gives us great insight into what the dynamic duo was up to on the special day. They attended the Irish Guards' St. Patrick's Day parade in London where they honored the Guards by presenting them with shamrocks. This is in accordance with decades of tradition.

After they presented the shamrocks to the Guards, William formed a salute dressed in formal attire with his wife standing next to him wearing a beautiful dark green coat by Catherine Walker.


The parade commenced with the Guards walking into the Cavalry Barracks, led by their mascot: a 4-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Domhnall.

But would the royals be royals if they didn't do a little socializing? Another Instagram post shows how William and Kate were sure to talk to Guards and their families during the celebration.

The Duke and Duchess chat to The Irish Guards and their families at the #StPatricksDay Parade.

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Similar to what happened when the Duchess visited the Ronald McDonald House in London, a little girl kindly presented her with a bouquet of flowers.

Katie, aged 7, presents a lovely posy. Her dad is Colour Sergeant Darren Lorimer of The Irish Guards regiment. #StPatricksDay

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What a way to celebrate St. Patty's day!