Kate stuns in green McQueen coat for St Patrick's Day parade

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent
Kate hands out shamrock to Officers and Warrant Officers at the St Patrick’s Day parade [Photos: PA]

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the annual St Patrick’s Day parade at the Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow on Sunday morning.

Kate wore a new dark green military-style coat for the event – believed to be a bespoke number by her go-to fashion designer Alexander McQueen, according to Twitter user Lauren Parkinson (@LadyParky79).

Earlier this week, she wore a redesigned version of her floral BAFTAs gown by the British label for the Portrait Gala.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the St Patrick’s Day parade [Photo: PA]

Kate teamed today’s coat with a matching floral hat, her Gianvito Rossi black pumps and her Kiki McDonough tourmaline and green amethyst drop earrings.

The gold Cartier shamrock brooch was pinned to her left shoulder. The Queen Mother and Princess Anne have both worn this piece of jewellery in the past and it actually belongs to the Irish Guards, who loan it out to female members of the Royal Family.

Kate presents shamrock to mascot Irish Wolfhound Domhnall [Photo: PA]

Kate handed out shamrock to 1st Battalion the Irish Guards, including their mascot Irish Wolfhound Domhnall. William, who is Colonel of the Irish Guards, took the salute after the march past. 

The duchess has attended the parade every year since 2012, except in 2016 when she decided to spend time with Prince George and Princess Charlotte before jetting off on the royal tour of India and Bhutan. 

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Last year she was eight months pregnant with Prince Louis and it was one of her last engagements before she went off on maternity leave.

This week Kate will accompany the Queen to open Bush House at King’s College London on Tuesday and she will then carry out a solo visit to the Foundling Museum, which tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, Britain’s first home for children at risk of abandonment.