As in previous years, the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, Prince William were guests of honor at the 1st Battalion Irish Guards St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks on Sunday in Hounslow, England.
The 37-year-old mother of three chose a stunning green Alexander McQueen coat for the festive pageantry, along with a matching clutch. She completed the look with a pair of black Gianvito Rossi heels.
Alongside her husband, Kate took in the parade and presented officers with shamrocks during the festivities, a yearly tradition. She even gave one to Domhnall, an Irish Wolfhound and the Irish Guards’ mascot.
However, could the friendly hug and kiss on the cheek simply be an effort to quiet their critics?
“I understand that both of them have sort of agreed that, for the sake of appearances, they really want it to look as if they get [along],” royal expert Kate Nicholl previously told ET. “They both realize that the idea of a feud, you know, a royal catfight between two duchesses doesn’t help any of them.”