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Duchess Kate goes green (again) for St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM ET

Video: The Duchess of Cambridge, performed a special St. Patrick’s Day celebration today. She handed out sprigs of shamrock to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards.

It’s St. Paddy's, which means our favorite royal is, as usual, wearing an envy-inducing emerald coat.

Kate, joined by Prince William, stepped out for a parade in Aldershot, England Monday. 

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wears a sprig of shamrock during  a visit with her husband Prince William to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards ...
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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd L) and her husband Prince William (L) wear sprigs of shamrock during a visit to the 1st Battalion Irish...
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ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge laugh as they present the 'Shamrocks' during the...
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There to hand out sprigs of shamrock to members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, Duchess Kate wore a belted green coat, accessorized with a chic fascinator and emerald-colored shoes. The “persephone” coat in pine green by British retailer Hobbs is on sale for £195 (roughly $324), and touted for its “understated elegance.” If you want it, better get on it: We give it just a few hours before it’s sold out.

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents shamrocks to officers and guardsmen of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards during a visit with her husba...
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In years past, Kate has stuck to the Irish hue for the holiday, and even recycled her ladylike Emilia Wickstead coat in 2013. (In 2012, she cinched it with a belt and went stockings-free). 

ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge poses for an official photograph she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on ...
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Tradition! Duchess Kate wears green for St. Patrick's Day festivities in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

She also wore a royal family heirloom — a Cartier gold shamrock brooch — beside sprigs of the actual plant.

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