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Princess Kate's most dazzling gorgeous in green St Patrick's Day looks

 The Princess of Wales has looked gorgeous in green time and time again

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Katie Daly
Lifestyle Writer
Updated: 17 March 2024
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Princess Kate has attended the annual Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow nearly every year since she married Prince William in 2011. 

With some exceptions including the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Princess of Wales, 42, has pulled out the stops every year for a glamorous green look to celebrate the occasion. 

Princess of Wales smiling in teal © Getty
The Princess of Wales always dresses up for St. Patrick's Day

The royal has been spotted enjoying the festivities by presenting the Irish Wolf Hound regimental mascot of the Irish Guards with a sprig of shamrock before a swig of Guinness with her husband. 

We will miss the Princess at this year's celebration following her planned abdominal surgery, and so reminisce over her back catalogue of glorious St Patrick's Day looks.

Catherine, Princess of Wales (in her role as Colonel of the Irish Guards) presents traditional sprigs of shamrock to Officers and Guardsmen of the Irish Guards during the 2023 St. Patrick's Day Parade© Getty


Last year, the Princess wowed in a teal coat dress with a structured bodice and a straight-cut skirt. The piece featured padded shoulders, a high neckline, and covered buttons down the front. The cinched number was styled with a pair of coordinating suede heels and a gorgeous fascinator.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the 1st Battalion Irish Guards' St. Patrick's Day Parade © Getty


In 2022 the royal opted for a deeper shade of green in her wool coat dress. The garment featured military-style epaulets, as well as a sharp collar and a belted waistline. She accessorized the look with a low bun and hat, as well as suede stilettos.

kate in apple green blazer with william© YouTube


In 2021 the Prince and Princess delivered a video message to mark the occasion along with other world leaders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kate rocked an apple green tweed blazer and wore her brunette locks down for a feminine look.

Kate in green with william in uniform© Getty


Two years before the Princess went for a forest green coat with black block heels and a dramatic hat. The star of the show was her incredible diamond and emerald drop earrings.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge  attends the annual Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2018© Getty


In 2018 the royal was pregnant with Prince Louis. The new mum-to-be styled a fur-adorned bottle-green coat with a felt hat, black stockings, and black block heels.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the annual Irish Guards St Patrick's Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2017© Getty


No St Patrick's Day appearance in 2016 meant that Princess Kate had to pull out all the stops this year. She looked impeccable in a pine green coat with gold double-breasted buttons down the front and a velvet collar and matching cuffs. She wore a new hat for the occasion and popped on her go-to green suede heels.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the annual St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks on March 17, 2015 in brown© Getty


2015 was the year that Kate broke from tradition. The Princess was pregnant with Princess Charlotte at the time and wore a bump-flattering chocolate brown A-line coat dress with platformed heels in the same hue and a felt hat.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge accompanied by Major General Mark Carleton-Smith© Getty


In 2014 Kate rocked a flattering fit-and-flare coat with a leather croc belt and platform heels. Her hair was worn in a soft layered blowdry to accommodate her bow detail hat.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (in his role as Colonel of the Regiment) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks© Getty


In 2013 the then-Duchess wore a simple emerald green coat dress with a V-neckline revealing a black roll-neck jumper underneath. Kate tied the look together with opaque black tights, black heels, and a black flower-adorned hat.  

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents shamrocks to members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards © Getty


The year after her wedding the then-Duchess of Cambridge made her St Patrick's Day debut in a green belted blazer dress with unexpected brown accessories.

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Princess Kate wearing black and white polka dots and a hat

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