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The Duchess of Cambridge looked relaxed and happy as she smiled for the official photo with the 1st Battalion Irish Guards.
She beamed brightly as she was presented with a posy by five-year-old Isabella Stevenson, the daughter of the Regimental Sergeant Major.
As guest of honor for the St Patrick's Day parade, the Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed a relaxed visit to the Irish Guards in Aldershot.
Before heading off for a private luncheon with Officers Kate visited the the Junior Ranks Mess Hall where Guardsmen and Lance Corporals cheered and toasted her with cans of lager and small glasses of Irish sherry.
Conmael, the mascot of the Irish Guards, was given a special treat this morning when he was presented with a sprig of Shamrocks from the Duchess of Cambridge, the guest of honor at today's St Patrick's Day parade.
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at Aldershot barracks to attend the St Patrick's Day Parade.
She was given a sprig of shamrocks to wear on her festive green coat before presenting officers with their sprigs.
This is her first solo military duty and follows a century-old tradition started by Queen Alexandra, the wife of the then King, Edward VII back in 1901.
The Duchess of Cambridge has arrived at Aldershot Barracks to meet Officers from the 1st Battalion Irish Guards.
The 450 soldiers of the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards prepared to welcome the Duchess of Cambridge.
She will present the sprigs of shamrock to Officers to celebrate St Patrick's Day. Conmael, the Irish Wolf Hound regimental mascot will also receive his own sprig.
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The 1st Battalion Irish Guard came out in full ceremonial uniform today to celebrate St Patricks Day and meet the Duchess of Cambridge.