Kate re-wears Emilia Wickstead coat dress for Irish Guard parade

Earlier today, William and Kate visited the Mons Barracks in Aldershot for the annual St. Partrick’s Day parade, where they met the 1st Battalion Irish Guards.  In his capacity as colonel of the regiment, William took part in the parade.  Meanwhile, Kate met officers and guardsmen, and then pinned bunches of shamrocks onto their jackets.  This tradition dates over 100 years, started in 1091 by Queen Alexandra, the wife of King Edward VII.

Kate’s bump was very visible under her outfit today, she is really starting to show!

kate middleton pregnant - you can see her baby bump

Kate also gave a shamrock to the regiment’s new mascot, an eight-month-old Irish wolfhound named Domhnall, pinning the sprig to his bright red coat. You may remember Kate pinned a shamrock to Irish wolfhound Conmael last year?  The six-year-old dog was recently retired and Domhnall has been training to take his place.  Today was Domhnall’s first public engagement.

kate middleton presents Shamrock to irish wolfhound

Kate’s outfit:

Kate ‘repeated’ her dark green Emilia Wickstead coat dress, which she wore to last year’s Irish Guard parade too.  However, this time Kate paired the outfit with black accessories instead of brown. She also removed the belt to accomodate for her growing baby bump.

Here we take a look at Kate wore the outfit today (left) and last year (right.)

Kate Middleton re-wears Emilia Wickstead coat

This year, Kate accessorised her Emilia Wickstead coat dress with her black John Lock “Fairy Tale” hat (last worn in March last year, during her trip to Leicester with The Queen and Prince Phillip.  She also wore her black Episode Angel shoes and the Cornelia James black wool gloves with side bow.

kate's black accessories

Under her coat dress, you’ll noticed a black polo neck (turtleneck) sweater.  Many speculate that this could be the same garment Kate wore under her Luisa Spagnoli suit dress from a visit to at Saint Andrews, or even the black Oasis dress worn on the visit to Liverpool last February.  Of course, it could be a different piece entirely!

kate middleton's black turtleneck

Kate also wore a gold shamrock brooch by Cartier.  The brooch is a royal heirloom first worn by Queen Alexandra in 1901 and which has also been worn by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother too.

Kate wore a pair of unidentified emerald green earrings, last worn publicly to the London Natural History Museum in November 2012.

Kate wore her hair up today, tied into a neat chignon and pinned into place, with her hat resting on top.  We contrast her hairstyle with last year’s in the following picture – I have to say, I much prefer today’s look – there’s just something fabulous about Kate’s up-dos!

kate middleton's hair at the parade

Kate gets her shoe stuck!

Today’s parade didn’t go without a hitch though.  And it was not puppy Domhnall that caused problems, as some might have expected – no it’s was Kate’s black heels getting stuck in a grate.  The malfunction was only minor as Kate freed her shoe from the drain, clutching onto her husband who was dressed in full ceremonial uniform.  The whole event only lasted a few seconds, but photographers managed to capture the moment (below) oops!

kate middleton shoe grate

Watch a video of Kate with the Irish Guard:

httpv://youtu.be/IgnlAvTlF_Y

Tidbits:

Thank yous to:  Susan from @WhatKateWore, Anna from My Small Obsessions and @BritishRoyals

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Comments

  1. I’m glad that you are back again with news about Kate and her style.
    Thank you!

  2. Oh my I love and adore Kate’s outfit! Her hair is gorgeous and hat elegant and the coat is sensational even the second time. she is a perfect ten! William looks handsome as well.

  3. she looks gorgeous. i love her hair and her coat and she is a perfect gorgeous ten!

  4. We are loving Kate’s maternity style. She has stayed true to her style and continues to wear sophisticated pieces.. we think she’d look fabulous wearing some Keungzai pieces.

    Hope you don’t mind for us to share our style boards with you: http://keungzai.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/steal-her-style-what-would-kate-middleton-wear/

    Would love to know what you think!

  5. she is so classy and her fashion is gorgeous and stunning.

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