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Kate and William greet the Irish Guards on St Patrick's Day

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Mons Barracks. Photo: Bradley Page/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess were guests of honour at the Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade in Aldershot, Hampshire today. Some 300 soldiers from the 1st Battalion marched with the band and were also presented with the traditional sprigs of Shamrock by the Duchess.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pose for photographs with the Guards. Credit: Bradley Page/PA Wire

Kate and William were met by Domhnall during the ceremony, the regiment's Irish wolfhound mascot, who received a sprig of shamrock from the Duchess.

Both Kate and her husband William visited the Guardsmens' cookhouse and the Officers' Mess where they toasted the day with Guinness.

The Duchess of Cambridge presents a shamrock to Domhnall. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Irish Guards mascot Domhnall with his new sprig of Shamrock. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge smiles during the visit to Mons Barracks. Credit: Bradley Page/PA Wire

Kate was wearing a traditional emerald coat and hat throughout, while her husband William was in full military uniform. Kate also paid tribute to the Irish day with a gold shamrock brooch.

Have a look back at the 2012 parade.

Kate hands out the sprigs to some of the Guards. Credit: Bradley/PA Wire
William takes a sip of Guinness on St Patrick's Day Credit: Bradley Page/PA Wire
The Duchess and Duke take a drink to celebrate St Patrick's Day. Credit: Bradley Page/PA Wire

Watch some of the days events here:

Kate and William have attended the Irish Guards' parade for the third year in a row now, with the couple also holding Irish titles as Baron and Lady Carrickfergus.

Kate talks to two young girls at the parade. Credit: Bradley Page/PA Wire

The event follows a century-old tradition inaugurated in 1901 by Queen Alexandra, the wife of Edward VII.