Kate Middleton gets green for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day fun! The Duke and green-clad Duchess of Cambridge honour a century-old tradition. Check out the fun photos.

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Another day another fabulous coat for the Duchess of Cambridge. Kate, 32, looked gorgeous in green at the St. Patrick's Day parade at Mons Barracks earlier today (Monday, March 17), in Altershot, England.

Kate accessorized the $345 Hobbs Persephone coat with emerald-green heels, a Gina Foster hat, a gold Cartier shamrock brooch—which was worn by Queen Alexandra—and festive green eye shadow.

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Prince William, 31, also attended the event in full uniform as Colonel of the Irish Regiment. He and Kate were there to present the Irish Guards (three hundred of them!) with their shamrock sprigs—a tradition which began in 1901.

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The regimental mascot, 19-month-old Domhnal the Irish Wolfhoud, also got a sprig from the dog-loving Duchess. "He's handsome," she said, as she presented him with his pin. Awww!

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It was a fun event—complete with the regimental band's rendition of Pharrell William's song "Happy," and lots of chuckles from the Duke and Duchess. Following the parade, Kate and William took photos with sergeants and officers and made an appearance at the Guardsmen's cookhouse.

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Here's one more photo for the road...

william-kate-st-patricks Photo: FameFlynetUK/FameFlynet

"Because I’m happy / Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof / Because I’m happy / Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth..." Hee! Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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This article was originally published on Mar 17, 2014

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