Since 1901, women in the royal family have taken part in a St. Patrick’s Day tradition of handing out shamrocks to Hounslow-based Irish Guards.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge assumed the role in 2012, dutifully handing out clovers to the Guards and their adorable mascot, a Wolfhound named Domhnall.
The other tradition from this event is that Catherine can always be relied up to wear a chic green coat, stylish hat, and shamrock brooch.
For today’s ceremony, the Duchess wore a new Alexander McQueen coat in a rich green shade.
I love the military style detailing we can always expect from her Alexander McQueen outerwear, and the modern touch imbued by the peplum.
A coordinating pillbox hat by Lock & Co. plus black Gianvito Rossi pumps completed her chic outfit, which sees the Duchess continues her love affair with all things green.
Let’s take a look back at Catherine’s previous St Patrick’s Day looks.
2018: Catherine opted for a maternity coat from Catherine Walker, paired with a Gina Foster hat she first donned on St. Patrick’s Day in 2014.
Catherine opted for a maternity coat from Catherine Walker, paired with a Gina Foster hat she first donned on St. Patrick’s Day in 2014.
2017:The Duchess opted for another bespoke Catherine Walker design.
2015: Catherine skipped out on the 2016 event, saying that she wished to spend time with her children. The decision caused some backlash.
In 2015, she donned another Catherine Walker design, but in a shade of dark green. She paired it with a Lock & Co hat, which she had also worn to her first-ever St. Patrick’s Day event in 2012.
2014: Catherine opted for a Hobbs coat and a Gina Foster hat—of course accessorized with a generous sprig of shamrocks.
2013: Unlike her later St. Patrick’s Day ensembles, the Emilia Wickstead coat Catherine wore in 2013 and 2012 wasn’t high-necked.
2012: For her first St. Patrick’s Day event, the Duchess wore the same Emilia Wickstead coat that she would wear the next year. In 2012, however, she added a belt, and wore her hair in a chic blowout.
Is is me, or has her style become more fresh and youthful in 2019, compared to the others?