This is the heartwarming moment the Princess of Wales gushed about two sisters’ matching outfits this afternoon during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The Prince, 40, and Princess of Wales, 41, were guests of honor at the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, where William officially resigned his honorary regimental position in favor of Kate.
After giving a speech to the Irish Guards, the mother-of-three took time out to meet families and young royal fans attending the event.
A video made by the Rebecca English, editor-in-chief of Daily Mail shows the royal approaching petty officer Alistair Wigley and his partner.
For starters, the princess reaches out to shake hands before turning her attention to their daughters Aoife, six, and Alice, four.
The two girls were dressed in matching navy jackets and also wore brooches to commemorate the annual event.
Princess knelt down to talk to the young royal fans and thanked the girls for the bouquet of white flowers they had brought her.
Kate admired their outfits and then told the girls that they looked “gorgeous.”
The clip ends with the princess taking a closer look at Alice’s brooch pinned to the lapel of her coat.
Kate looked radiant in a bespoke Catherine Walker turquoise coat that matched the color of the blue plume of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards.
During her emotional speech, the princess said, “I really couldn’t be more proud to stand before you today. It is truly an honor to be your colonel.
“I’m here to listen to you, support you and defend you in everything you do – this is a responsibility I don’t take lightly.”
Meanwhile, William said being a colonel of the Irish Guards has been one of the ‘great honors of my life’.
As part of the parade, Kate handed out sprigs of shamrocks to officers and guardsmen, which were then distributed among the ranks – and of course the regiment’s Irish Wolfhound mascot, Seamus, also received one.
As the clover twigs were handed out, the Prince and Princess of Wales burst out laughing as Prince William’s shamrocks were placed on his hat.
Dressed in a military uniform, William was pictured hysterical when the bright green foliage was placed on his hat, causing his wife to burst out laughing as well.
However, the placement of the twigs seemed traditional, as other officers and guards also displayed the twigs on their hats.
And Kate also seemed delighted to meet the Irish Wolfhound, the mascot of the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards, who wore a red blanket/coat to shelter from the rain.
The princess made a fuss of the dog and stroked its chin as it absorbed the royal attention.