Friday 28 July 2017

Beaming Kate Middleton is joined by Prince William to celebrate St Patrick's Day following 'dad-dancing' video

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (L) and his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Irish Guards during a St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, west London on March 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (L) and his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Irish Guards during a St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, west London on March 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge stand before presenting the 1st Battalion Irish Guardsmen with shamrocks during the annual Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade at Household Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive to present the 1st Battalion Irish Guardsmen with shamrocks during the annual Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade at Household Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (L) and his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Irish Guards during a St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, west London on March 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge prepares to present a shamrock to The Regimental mascot Irish Hound as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge stands with the 1st Battalion Irish Guardsmen during the annual Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade at Household Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds flowers as she and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart after presenting the 1st Battalion Irish Guardsmen with shamrocks during the annual Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade at Household Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge prepare to present the 1st Battalion Irish Guardsmen with shamrocks during the annual Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade at Household Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents the 1st Battalion Irish Guardsmen with shamrocks during the annual Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade at Household Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Kate Middleton was full of smiles as she was joined by Prince William to celebrate St Patrick's Day in London today following his "dad-dancing" antics in Switzerland.

The Duchess of Cambridge was beaming as shamrocks were pinned to her coat before the pair honoured soldiers from the Irish Guards in at the Household Cavalry Barracks in London.

To mark the occasion, he mother-of-two wore a bespoke emerald coat by Catherine Walker & Co with gold button detailing and a contrast collar and cuffs.

It is the first official appearance the Duke and Duchess have made since a video of the prince "dad-dancing" in the popular Fariner nightclub in Verbier with his friends was released earlier this week.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents the 1st Battalion Irish Guardsmen with shamrocks during the annual Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade at Household Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge presents the 1st Battalion Irish Guardsmen with shamrocks during the annual Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade at Household Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Following the release of the footage, a source told Vanity Fair that the Duchess of Cambridge is "less than pleased" with his antics.

"It was William’s choice to go away, but make no mistake Kate wears the trousers in their marriage, and she won’t be happy with William’s antics.

The Duchess of Cambridge takes a drink of Guinness as she meets with soldiers of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in their canteen following their St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow.
The Duchess of Cambridge takes a drink of Guinness as she meets with soldiers of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in their canteen following their St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow.

"She thought his partying days and larking around with the boys was a thing of the past. I imagine she’ll find this humiliating and William will have come in for a pasting," they said.

The pair will travel to Paris later today without their children George and Charlotte for a state visit.

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (L) and his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Irish Guards during a St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, west London on March 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (L) and his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Irish Guards during a St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, west London on March 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

It is the first time that William (34) has visited the city since the late Princess Diana died there on August 31, 1997.

During their two-day stay, the couple will attend eight engagements as they begin to take a more hands-on role within their royal duties.

"Their Royal Highness' visit is at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office," a statement issued by Kensington Palace confirmed.

"Full details of the visit will be announced in due course, but the itinerary will include a reception for young French leaders from a variety of fields, a formal dinner at the residence of Her Majesty's Ambassador and attendance at the Wales v France Six Nations test at the Stade de France."

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds flowers as she and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart after presenting the 1st Battalion Irish Guardsmen with shamrocks during the annual Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade at Household Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds flowers as she and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart after presenting the 1st Battalion Irish Guardsmen with shamrocks during the annual Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade at Household Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Their trip to France comes weeks after Kate made her first solo trip to the Netherlands in October and is believed to be part of Britain's post-Brexit charm offensive.

They are believed to be staying at the new British ambassador to France Edward Llewellyn's home.

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