Sunday, March 18, 2012

Kate Middleton Presents Shamrocks to First Battalion Irish Guards

Source: Reuters
Presenting shamrocks is a tradition started in 1901 by Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward II. Kate Middleton visited the 1st Batallion Irish Guards yesterday, Saturday, St. Patrick's Day, handing out  three-leafed clover boutonnieres to 40 officers and their mascot, an Irish Wolfhound.
Source: Reuters
Kate wears a gold clover brooch that once belonged to the Queen Mother. The green dress is by Emilia Wickstead, chocolate pillbox hat is by Lock & Clock. More spectacular photos can be found at  International Business Times.