Kate celebrates St Patrick's Day

The Duchess of Cambridge has presented sprigs of shamrock to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards during a visit to Aldershot.

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Kate continues Royal tradition

The Duchess of Cambridge poses for an official photograph as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

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.

The Duchess of Cambridge is presented with a posy by Isabella Stevenson. Credit: Paul Vicente/Sunday Times/PA Wire

Irish Guards toast Kate

The Duchess of Cambridge holds a glass of Harvey's Bristol Creme. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

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.

The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards during her visit. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

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Duchess attends 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.

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