Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge suffered a minor setback as she got her heel caught while attending the St. Patrick's Day parade by the 1st Battalion Irish Guards during a visit to Aldershot Barracks on St Patrick's Day March 17, 2013.
A slight spot of bother as Duchess Catherine, some six months pregnant, got the heel of her pump caught in the grating as she walked alongside William, who offered his arm so that she could steady herself as she crouched to get it unstuck. Fellas, you were supposed to help her with that! The proverbial “damsel in distress.” Where is chivalry these days?
Duchess Catherine topped off a monochrome black ensemble with a flared bottle green winter coat that looks a little bit different to the wrap-front one worn last year, accessorizing with delicate green and white (emerald and diamond?) drop earrings, a black pillbox hat, black glove, black tights and black pumps.
On her lapel was a shamrock brooch, appropriate for the Irish celebration, as well as the sprig of clover, which were also worn by the members of the 1st Battalion and Prince William, appearing on his cap!
Attending the parade today with her husband Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton herself presented the sprigs of clover to members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards and their Irish Wolf Hound Domhnalll who wore a lovely red cape of his own.
By tradition, clover or “shamrocks” are presented by a senior female member of the royal family and is a century-old tradition that was started by Queen Alexandra, the wife of Edward VII, in 1901.
Prince William also got a chance to do a little tippling, perhaps enjoying some Harvey's Bristol Cream sherry at the Mess, which Duchess Kate probably did not participate in due to her pregnancy.
The royal couple also posed for photos sitting with member of the 1st Battalion, with William looking very handsome in his black uniform, decorated with gold braids.
Take a look at Duchess Catherine and Prince William take part in the St Patrick's Day parade at Aldershot Barracks in my slideshow… Happy St. Patrick’s Day!