St. Patrick's Day celebrations

Thousands of people around the world are celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Almost 70 landmarks around the world are being illuminated green this weekend in honour of the patron saint of Ireland.

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William and Kate to attend St. Patrick's Day parade

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are heading to Mons Barracks in Aldershot today for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade.

While visiting the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, Prince William will take part in the parade of 200 soldiers as colonel of the regiment.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Mons Barracks, Aldershot. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Catherine will present the traditional sprigs of shamrocks to the officers and guardsmen - a tradition that dates back to 1901 and Queen Alexandra, the wife of King Edward VII.

The couple are expected to take a tour of the barracks including the Officers and Sergeants Mess during their visit.

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