Will and Kate match in green outfits for St Patrick's Day video message

Francesca Rice
·2-min read
Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marked St Patrick's Day on Wednesday (17 March) by recording a special message for a video involving leaders from across the world, including US President Joe Biden.

In the short clip to the Irish people, Will and Kate got into the spirit of the religious and cultural celebration by wearing very fitting outfits in coordinating shades of green.

Standing side by side, Prince William begins the royal couple's message by saying in Irish, "Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh", meaning, "Happy St Patrick's Day!"

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The duchess then added, " "We're delighted to wish you all a very happy St Patrick's Day."

This prompted William to look down at Kate and jokingly say, "How come you got that easy bit!?"

Referencing their royal tour of Ireland in 2020, Will continued: "We were so thrilled to be able to visit Ireland just over a year ago, a few short weeks before all of our lives were turned upside down by the pandemic."

The duchess then added: "The warm welcome that we received everywhere was a testament to the friendship between our two countries, and the strength of the relationship between the UK and Ireland."

Photo credit: Twitter / @KensingtonRoyal
Photo credit: Twitter / @KensingtonRoyal

Acknowledging that St Patrick's Day celebrations are going to be very different this year while the coronavirus pandemic continues, Will then said: "We know that for Irish people all around the world today won't be the same as normal. But we hope you can celebrate safely in any case."

The royal couple then ended their message by saying "Happy St Patrick's Day!" in unison with smiles on their faces.

While William chose a forest green jumper from Ralph Lauren as his St Patrick's Day outfit, it looks like the duchess went for another high street hero, this time from Zara.

Her stunning tweed jacket in bright green looks to be the £59.99 Textured Double Breaster Blazer, which is still available to buy now on the Zara website.

Of course, given how quickly Kate's high street buys seem to sell out, we'd recommend getting in there early if you fancy nabbing it. The on-trend tweed jacket with gold buttons looks like the perfect smart spring cover-up, which will pair perfectly with simple jeans.

Happy St Patrick's Day!

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