The Princess of Wales looked radiant in turquoise this morning as she stepped out with Prince William for the St Patrick’s Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot.
Kate, 41, attended the event for the first time in her capacity as a colonel of the Irish Guards, following her action-packed day conducting training exercises last week.
But where last week she stunned in a camo-chic outfit when she got stuck with an emergency medical drill, today the princess was elegant in a textured outfit with a hat and fascinator.
She wore a turquoise Catherine Walker coat complete with a ruffled heart-shaped fascinator costing £1,450 from Jane Taylor and proudly displayed a Cartier shamrock brooch on her chest.
Her long dark brown locks fell over her shoulders, while her makeup was minimal to emphasize her natural beauty.
The Princess of Wales looked radiant in turquoise as she arrived this morning at the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Aldershot in her first event since becoming Colonel of the Irish Guards
The mother-of-three kept her jewelry simple with a pair of emerald green earrings that she’s already worn several times.
During the parade, the Prince and Princess of Wales will present the traditional sprigs of clover to officers and guardsmen, who will then distribute it among the ranks and hand it over to the mascot of the Irish wolfhound regiment.
After the parade, the Prince and Princess of Wales will meet with the Irish Guards Association, made up of former members of the Irish Guards.
Kate will be invited to inspect the front rank, while William will inspect the second rank.
After the inspection, the Prince and Princess will meet with members of the regiment before sitting down for official photos.
Kate, 41, beamed as she arrived in Aldershot and proudly displayed a gold shamrock brooch on her teal coat
The look of love! Kate gave her husband Prince William an endearing smile as he joined her at the barracks
Despite the pouring rain, dutiful Kate had a big smile on her face as she handed out the clover sprig
The Princess of Wales looked elegant and sleek in the turquoise outfit as she handed out the twig
As the rain poured down, the Princess of Wales protected her brunette locks with her Jane Taylor hat and fringe fascinator
The Princess attended the event as her first St Patrick’s Day Parade since becoming a Colonel of the Irish Guards
The Princess of Wales talked to the soldier as she handed him a sprig of clover, ignoring the rain that clattered down
Upon arrival, Kate was given a sprig of clovers to wear on her coat before handing the plant out to the soldiers
Kate, mother of three, looked in her element when she arrived in Aldershot for the Parade, the first since becoming Colonel of the Irish Guards
Kate looked radiant and regal in a bespoke Catherine Walker coat, a £1,450 Jane Taylor hat and a Cartier shamrock brooch gifted to her by the Irish Guards
The princess was a bright flash of color amid a gray, rainy backdrop as she stepped out of the car and was greeted with a military salute
Kate arrived at the event as a colonel of the Irish Guards after visiting a training ground in Salisbury last week to conduct exercises with the regiment
The Princess of Wales looked radiant in teal as she arrived this morning at the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Aldershot, her first event since becoming Colonel of the Irish Guards.
Kate beamed as she stepped out of the car into the gloomy weather, ignoring the rain
They will also pay a visit to the Junior Ranks’ dining room, where the battalion’s senior guards propose a toast to the couple.
Last week, the Princess of Wales attended the Salisbury Plain Training Area where she conducted military exercises on her first official visit to the regiment as a colonel.
With her hair pulled back in a sensible French braid, she got stuck in a battlefield accident drill.
Crouching in the snow, she held the soldier’s leg as she was shown how to wrap the wound and check the victim’s vitals during basic battlefield first aid training.
As she placed a tourniquet – used to stop heavy bleeding – around his calf, the princess apologized and said: ‘It’s the first time I’ve done this’.
Her appearance marked Kate’s first visit to the Irish Guards in her new position as an honorary colonel – she was promoted to her first role in the army in December, taking over the position from Prince William.
Kate enthusiastically asked questions about the different first aid methods used by medics in the military as she attended to the fake wound during the casualty simulation. She then applied a second tourniquet and Celox gauze—also used to stop the bleeding—on the soldier with the fake leg injury and gunshot wound to the chest.
Lance Corporal Jodie Newell, 25, who was in charge of teaching the Princess first aid, said: ‘I was so nervous – I teach the Princess of Wales med [medicine] – it was an honor.
“We were just showing her what we medics do in the military. She was actually very good, very excited to participate.’ L/Cpl Newell added that Kate “took it all on like she did before” and that it was “great” to have her visit the training area, especially on International Women’s Day.
Afterwards, the princess said participation in military first aid exercises “brought to life” the reality of their training.
She said the battlefield casualty exercises, complete with fake gunfire and explosions, “brought it all to life.”
The Princess also learned about clearing anti-vehicle and anti-personnel mines and reviewed the weapons systems used by the Irish Guards. As part of the visit, she met guards from No 1 and No 2 companies, who told her about their recent experience training park rangers in East Africa in anti-poaching methods.