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Wills and Kate in Aldershot for the Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade

Kate and William at the Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade Credit: ITV Meridian

Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are the guests of honour at this year's Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade in Aldershot.

Her Royal Highness will once again present the traditional sprigs of shamrock to the Officers and Guardsmen on Tuesday 17th 200 soldiers will march on to the parade square at their base, Mons Barracks marching behind the Band of the Irish Guards; they will, of course, be accompanied by Domhnall their Irish Wolf Hound regimental mascot, who will receive his own sprig of shamrock from the Duchess.

This is her last public engagement for the duchess prior to the birth of her second child.

Britannia to set sail for maiden voyage

Maiden voyage for World's largest cruise liner Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The world's largest cruise liner will set off on her maiden voyage on Saturday evening. The new P+O liner will take more than 3,000 passengers to the Mediterranean, stopping off in places like Barcelona and Rome.

The ship was named buy the Queen earlier this week. Capable of carrying more than 3,600 passengers and 1,350 crew, Britannia is the largest cruise ship designed specifically for the British holiday market. Boasting 15 passenger decks, 13 bars and 13 places to eat, the £473 million Britannia has a three-tier atrium, a 936-seater theatre, four swimming pools, and a multi-million pound art collection.

Sailing from Southampton during the summer and operating from the Caribbean in the winter, Britannia will visit 57 ports in 31 countries in its first year, sailing more than 90,000 miles.

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Duchess of Cambridge meets children in Margate

The Duchess of Cambridge meets children at the Turner Contemporary

The Duchess saw how the Turner Contemporary engages with the local community, she met local school children involved in an art project.

The Duchess of Cambridge meets children while touring the Turner Contemporary
Duchess of Cambridge meets school children
The Duchess tours the selfie exhibition at the Turner Contemporary
Duchess views a print at the Turner Contemporary

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Duchess of Cambridge will visit Margate today

The Duchess of Cambridge is carrying out two engagements in Margate today.

Kate Middleton will visit an exhibition at the Turner Contemporary and an exhibition at Resort Studios to meet artists.

The Duchess will visit the 'Self: Image and Identity' exhibition, which includes the last self-portrait by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, which was secured for the nation by the National Portrait Gallery following a public appeal.

The Duchess is visiting Margate today Credit: ITV

The Duchess will see how Turner Contemporary engages with the local community in the Clore Learning Studio, where she will meet local school children involved in an art project.

Kate will also tour the exhibition 'Mr Lion 14' by Blank Canvas by Turner Contemporary's inter-generational community group.

Turner Contemporary is one of the UK's leading art galleries based in Margate and East Kent. Located on the North Kent coast, the gallery is situated on the same site as the 'Cold Harbour' guest house where Turner frequently stayed during his visits to Margate.

Kate will then travel to Resort Studios, in Cliftonville, Margate, where she will see photomontages of local personalities and hear about their community work.

The day will see her tour the studios, including a print studio, project space and more general workspaces.

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