Kate Middleton, Hobbs Green Trench Coat, 2014

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Is Kate Middleton's pitch-perfect St. Paddy's Day ensemble going to help or hurt English/Irish relations? On one hand, the Duchess of Cambridge is paying her neighbor to the west a fine style honor on their biggest day of the year. On the other hand, the British beauty is effectively outshining an entire nation...and anyone with even an ounce of Emerald Isle heritage.

We may have a major fashion foreign policy issue on our hands...

Maybe the "fighting Irish" won't be so put off by George's mum considering the Hobbs coat and Gina Foster fascinator are more hunter than Kelly green? Although if the move is seen as Will's wife trying to push her take on the proper color for this holiday's attire, she'll be back in cabbage boiling water.

If anything, the royal's neighbors are probably feeling a shade of green themselves, for jealousy's sake. There is not a line out of place on the sophisticated coat, pump and hat combo. Plus, if they're anything like us Americans, they worship Kate the Great as a sort of Duchess to us all. That said, if she shows up at a pub in a "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" T-shirt, she'll have another thing coming.

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