Kate Middleton and Prince William marked St. Patrick”s Day with a trip to see the Irish Guards Parade in Aldershot. The couple, who are expecting their first baby in July, arrived in the Hampshire town around 10: 30 am.
All eyes were on the pregnant Duchess, 31, as she brightened up the grey and drizzly day in the same green Emilia Wickstead coat dress she wore last year. Kate accessorised her look with a black hat and her brunette hair in an updo for the patriotic ceremony, a year on from her first solo military engagement in the very same place.
Luckily for Kate she was not alone this year as when she got her heel caught in a grate husband William was there for her to hold on to.
On 17 March 2012, Kate received glowing reviews about her appearance at the barracks. The Duchess handed out Shamrocks to 40 members of the 1st Battalion and their Irish Wolfhound mascot, Conmael, whom she met again at this year”s event.
Kate”s appearance in Aldershot engagement marks the first of four royal engagements this week. On Tuesday the Duchess will visit the Bereavement Trust, on Thursday she will join the Queen in London for the anniversary of the Bakerloo underground line before heading north on Friday.
During a day trip to Cumbria, Kate will enjoy a day with the scouts at a volunteer training day at Newby Bridge”s Great Tower Scout Camp.
The royal couple enjoyed a day out together on Friday at the Cheltenham Races. The mum-to-be looked radiant in a vintage pink coat as she stood amongst friends and family including Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, who caused a stir by playing pulling on Prince William”s ear.
An friend of William”s from his days at Eton, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Harry”s 2011 wedding to Louise Stourton before they themselves were married.