Kate Middleton shows enough baby bump at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade to change the line of her coat. The Duchess of Cambridge handed out symbolic shamrocks to members of the Irish Guards in a ceremony at the annual parade in Aldershot, reports People magazine on Sunday, March 17. Prince William is a ceremonial colonel in the regiment, but Duchess Catherine’s growing and slightly visible pregnancy interested the rain-soaked crowd more.
Every question asked of Kate Middleton seemed to be about the baby bump and the coming prince or princess. Several recent rumors may have been cleared up. A guardsman asked the duchess: “Do you know if it's a girl or a boy?”
Her answer was, “Not yet.”
Then, according to the guardsman, “She said 'I'd like to have a boy and William would like a girl.' I asked her if she had any names and she said no." So much for recent speculation to the contrary.
Amid the festivities, the Duchess of Cambridge stumbled slightly, when the heel of her shoe got caught in a grate. She held tightly to William’s hand as she bent over to free it.
Kate Middleton wore the same green Emilia Wickstead dress coat she wore to the St. Patrick’s Day events last year, adding an antique gold shamrock from the family jewelry collection. This time, the coat was a bit more snug around the middle.