PHOTOS: Duchess Kate gives shamrocks to lucky Irish guards

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  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a St Patrick's Day parade as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a St Patrick's Day parade as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a St Patrick's Day parade as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge poses for an official photograph she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents 'shamrocks' as she takes part in a St Patrick's Day parade as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a St Patrick's Day parade as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents a 'shamrock' to the Regimental mascot as she takes part in a St Patrick's Day parade as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds a glass of Harvey's Bristol Creme in the Junior's Mess as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, presents a shamrock sprigs to the Irish Guards regiment during a shamrock presntation ceremony on St Patrick's Day in Aldershot on March 17, 2012. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds a glass of Harvey's Bristol Creme in the Junior's Mess as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a St Patrick's Day parade as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a St Patrick's Day parade as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a St Patrick's Day parade as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in a St Patrick's Day parade as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds a glass of Harvey's Bristol Creme in the Junior's Mess as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents shamrocks to members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks on Saturday March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. 450 soldiers were on parade, accompanied by the regimental mascot Conmeal, an Irish wolfhound who received his own sprig of shamrock from the Duchess. This was her first solo military engagement and she will now inherit a tradition which begun in 1901 by Queen Alexandra and
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets two young girls, who handed her a delicate posy as she presents shamrocks to members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks on Saturday March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. 450 soldiers were on parade, accompanied by the regimental mascot Conmeal, an Irish wolfhound who received his own sprig of shamrock from the Duchess. This was her first solo military engagement and she will now in
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents shamrocks to members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks on Saturday March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. 450 soldiers were on parade, accompanied by the regimental mascot Conmeal, an Irish wolfhound who received his own sprig of shamrock from the Duchess. This was her first solo military engagement and she will now inherit a tradition which begun in 1901 by Queen Alexandra and
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets two young girls, who handed her a delicate posy as she presents shamrocks to members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks on Saturday March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. 450 soldiers were on parade, accompanied by the regimental mascot Conmeal, an Irish wolfhound who received his own sprig of shamrock from the Duchess. This was her first solo military engagement and she will now in
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds a glass of Harvey's Bristol Creme in the Junior's Mess as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents shamrocks to members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks on Saturday March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. 450 soldiers were on parade, accompanied by the regimental mascot Conmeal, an Irish wolfhound who received his own sprig of shamrock from the Duchess. This was her first solo military engagement and she will now inherit a tradition which begun in 1901 by Queen Alexandra and
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents shamrocks to members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks on Saturday March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. 450 soldiers were on parade, accompanied by the regimental mascot Conmeal, an Irish wolfhound who received his own sprig of shamrock from the Duchess. This was her first solo military engagement and she will now inherit a tradition which begun in 1901 by Queen Alexandra and
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents shamrocks to members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks on Saturday March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. 450 soldiers were on parade, accompanied by the regimental mascot Conmeal, an Irish wolfhound who received his own sprig of shamrock from the Duchess. This was her first solo military engagement and she will now inherit a tradition which begun in 1901 by Queen Alexandra and
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents a 'shamrock' to the Regimental mascot as she takes part in a St Patrick's Day parade as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge poses for an official photograph she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to a shamrock presentation ceremony for the Irish Guards on St Patrick's Day in Aldershot on March 17, 2012. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents 'shamrocks' as she takes part in a St Patrick's Day parade as she visits Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day on March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. The Duchess presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards at a St Patrick's Day parade during her visit. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents shamrocks to members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks on Saturday March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. 450 soldiers were on parade, accompanied by the regimental mascot Conmeal, an Irish wolfhound who received his own sprig of shamrock from the Duchess. This was her first solo military engagement and she will now inherit a tradition which begun in 1901 by Queen Alexandra and
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents shamrocks to members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks on Saturday March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. 450 soldiers were on parade, accompanied by the regimental mascot Conmeal, an Irish wolfhound who received his own sprig of shamrock from the Duchess. This was her first solo military engagement and she will now inherit a tradition which begun in 1901 by Queen Alexandra and
  • ALDERSHOT, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents shamrocks to members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks on Saturday March 17, 2012 in Aldershot, England. 450 soldiers were on parade, accompanied by the regimental mascot Conmeal, an Irish wolfhound who received his own sprig of shamrock from the Duchess. This was her first solo military engagement and she will now inherit a tradition which begun in 1901 by Queen Alexandra and
    
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