Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the St Patrick’s Day Parade

HOUNSLOW, ENGLAND, UK (MARCH 17, 2018) (UK POOL) – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took part in a traditional St Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday (March 17), braving the cold as they visited soldiers at London’s Household Cavalry barracks.

Prince William, a Colonel of the Irish Guards, took the salute at the Irish Guards’ parade, while his wife Catherine presented the shamrock to officers. She also awarded the battalion’s mascot, an Irish Wolfhound, the same honour.

350 soldiers took part in the parade at the 1st Battalion’s base in wintery conditions in Hounslow, West London.

William drank the traditional Irish stout beer Guinness, while Catherine, who is due to give birth to the couple’s third child next month, drank water instead.

The royal couple posed for official photographs with some of the soldiers, while other army workers took ‘selfies’ with William and Catherine in the background.

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