Wearing the same green Emilia Wickstead dress coat she wore to the event last year, Kate smiled broadly as she greeted soldiers from the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire.
However, at one point, Kate's foot became stuck in a drain and she had to spend a few moments freeing her heel.
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