Kate stuns in green on St Patrick’s Day outing with Prince William

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The Duchess of Cambridge stunned in green today as she and husband William led a minute’s silence at a St Patrick’s Day parade.

The pair both attended the 1st Battalion Irish Guards base in Hounslow, west London, where they led the moment of mourning for the victims of the recent New Zealand terror attack. 

William, who is Colonel of the Irish Guards, and Kate were visiting 1st Battalion at their base in Hounslow, west London.

The parade began with the Last Post, before a minute of silence was observed.

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The royals, the Irish Guards and their families stood in memory of the 50 victims.

Kate, wearing a dark green Alexander McQueen coat and hat from Lock and Co, then handed out baskets of shamrock as the sun beamed down. 

Watching close behind was William, in his Irish Guards Frock Coat in the rank of Colonel.

After Kate presented the shamrock to officers and warrant officers, three cheers were raised to the royal duo. 

After this there was a march past where William took the salute, as some 350 soldiers marched on the Parade Square at Cavalry Barracks on Sunday morning.

Their families watched on proudly, wrapped up warm with blankets to protect from the cold March wind.

Leading the procession was Irish wolfhound and mascot Domnhall, who received adoring attention from Kate as she presented him him with a shamrock.

Drummer David Murray, his regimental handler, said the St Patrick’s Day parade was “number one” in his calendar and like a “second birthday”.

The mascot was presented with his first shamrock in 2013 and today led the regimental band and parade.

Drummer Murray said: “We’ve had a week-long preparation as a battalion, we’ve had a couple of rehearsals, couple of little bits that we’ve had to obviously fine tune.

“Domhnall – he’s been in the battalion since 2012, he’s pretty good at his job… doesn’t really need to fine tune much so in regards to me and him it’s been quite a smooth week.”

He added: “He helps me through the parade to be honest, he knows what he’s doing.”

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