Kate Presents Shamrocks to Irish Guards in Aldershot

Today was Kate’s first solo military engagement. She presented shamrocks to soldiers to mark St Patrick’s Day.

The Duchess watched the ceremonial military parade before handing out lucky three-leafed clovers to 40 officers and NCOs (non-commissoned officers) at Mons Barracks in Aldershot. Even their Irish Wolfhound mascot got one.

During the event, 450 soldiers marched into the square at the barracks wearing their scarlet tunics and bearskin busbies. They were followed by the band of the Irish Guards, along with Conmael, the Irish Wolfhound regimental mascot.

Kate spent time speaking to members of the Regiment Association and the Mini Micks cadets on the parade ground before being photographed with 100 Sergeants and then with 40 Officers.

Kate chose to wear a dark green Emilia Wickstead coat dress (Fall/Winter 2011 Collection). She accessorized her look with chocolate brown bespoke suede heels by Emmy and matching’Betty Boop’ chocolate brown pillbox hat with bow by Lock and Co (£245).

She topped off her look with a green belt (we suspect it could possibly also be by Emilia Wickstead), a frothy shamrock and her favorite amethyst and diamond earrings by Kiki McDonough.

As for that gold cartier shamrock brooch, it’s actually owned by the Guards, and loaned out by them, having previously been worn by the Queen Mother and Princess Anne.

Update 3/22/2012

Kate’s chocolate brown Emmy shoes are now available on their website www.emmyshoes.co.uk They are the ‘Valerie’ Chocolate brown kid suede shoes (heel height 11.5cm). They currently retail for £400.

Update 4/9/2013
Kate’s belt has been ID’ed (thanks to a follower on WKW). Her belt is a ‘Black Crocodile Embossed Leather Waist Belt’ by Emilia Wickstead. The belt is currently available in red from Matches www.matchesfashion.com for $100 (marked down from $254).

One thought on “Kate Presents Shamrocks to Irish Guards in Aldershot

  1. Hello Nicole,

    Apologies for commenting publicly, but somehow I have missed an email address, I can't seem to locate any info one or any other means to get in touch. At any rate, I just had a quick request that if you are going to continue using photo montages I have created, could you please credit the site? Also, you should know that I pay (dearly) for photographs, they are copyrighted by the agencies and individuals shown in the captions, unless you are also licensed to use them there is the strong possibility you could be held liable for copyright violation.
    Again, I'm sorry to leave the comment publicly, but I couldn't find another way to contact you. Thanks Nicole!


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