In the months since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the life of Kate Middleton It has been a succession of “first times” and today was no exception, since it has carried out a historic commitment on the occasion of the Saint Patrick’s day.
Three months after his appointment as colonel of the irish guardthe princess of Welsh41, attended the traditional parade that commemorates the day of the patron saint and in which this regiment of the British Army participates. Kate Middletonaccompanied by her husband and predecessor in this position, Prince Williamhas moved to the English city of Aldershotwhere all eyes were on him when he made his debut at this celebration in which he gave a speech and starred in very funny moments.
Elegant as always Kate she wore a green ensemble in a nod to the style dictated by tradition. She teamed a long teal coat with matching heels and a wide-brimmed hat with snood, finishing her ensemble with a green flower corsage pinned to her lapel.
During the ceremony, the princess handed out the traditional clover sprigs to the officers and guards, who in turn distributed them among the ranks, and to the regiment’s mascot, the Irish Wolfhound. It is a tradition that began in 1901 with the Queen Alexandrawife Edward VII, which was the first to attend this type of event. Later, it was the Queen Mother who resumed this tradition that has been maintained
Prince william and kate They made speeches during the event. The prince declared: “While I am very happy to be here celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with you once again, I am very sad to be giving this speech, as it means my time as your Colonel has come to an end. It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to hold that title; I am proud of everything it stands for, just as I am immensely proud of each one of you.” He kept remembering his “First experience with the Irish Guards at Sandhurst” and mentioned that the Battalion had been “firmly at the top” from his “personal wish list”, stressing that “only operational reasons prevented me from serving my front-line years with The Micks”. He stated however, that “I enjoyed every opportunity to visit them” and praised his “inspiring” work, saying: “They have been asked a lot, but they have more than fulfilled it.”
When taking the floor, Kate She assured that it is an honor to be the colonel of the regiment and that it is a responsibility that is not taken lightly: “I am here to listen, support and advocate for you in all that you do. I look forward to spending more time with you and your families, seeing your commitment to duty and service in all that you do.” He also thanked the Prince of Wales, who “He has always spoken about his pride in this regiment and will continue to support all of us in the work we do.”