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Kate Middleton Gives Shamrocks to Irish Guards on St. Patrick's Day—See the Pic!

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Kate Middleton and Prince William got some R&R on their Maldives getaway, but on Monday, Prince George's mum and dad got back to work!

The Duchess of Cambridge passed out shamrocks to Irish guards at Aldershot for their annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Stunning in head-to-toe green, she pinned 300 shamrocks on the officers' uniforms while her hubby, dressed in his own military uniform, watched on proudly.

The tradition of presenting shamrocks to the Irish Guards dates back to 1901 and has traditionally been performed by Queen Elizabeth II. Kate and William have happily assumed this royal role in recent years, though. 

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After the parade, the couple visited the Junior Ranks Mess Hall and then a private luncheon with those serving. Per the Daily Record, Guardsmen and Lance Corporals cheered and toasted Kate and William with cans of lager and small glasses of Irish sherry.

The duchess wasn't able to sip on any sherry last St. Patrick's Day because she was pregnant! At the time, Kate was was overheard saying she wanted to have a son and William was hoping for a girl. 

Clearly, Kate got her wish with Prince George! Not to worry, though—the future king is going to need some siblings, so William might just get that daughter!

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