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No more 'baby Micks' for a while, Prince William tells the troops


BEAUTY IN GREEN: Kate dresses in green

BEAUTY IN GREEN: Kate dresses in green

BEAUTY IN GREEN: Kate dresses in green

PRINCE William has revealed that there are no more "baby Micks" planned for himself and his wife Kate.

The stylish royal couple marked St Patrick's Day with shamrocks, Guinness and green attire.

They were visiting the 1st Batallion Irish Guards for the annual parade at Mons Barracks in Aldershot.

The Irish guards are nicknamed 'Micks' in honour of their heritage, and the visit is an annual tradition for the married pair.


And they were quizzed on their plans for more children.

When Regimental Sergeant Major Ray Collister (56) asked William if there were any more "baby Micks" on the way, William replied: "Maybe one day. One's enough at the moment."

Ray said afterwards: "He said maybe when there's time."

The couple welcomed baby George seven months ago, and they chatted away about their son to several of the soldiers and their families.

William was attending the Irish Guards Parade as Colonel of the regiment, while Kate was there to present the traditional sprig of shamrocks to the officers and guardsmen of the regiment.

The 32-year-old Duchess was wearing a green coat by Hobbs, which she accessorised with a black waist belt, Gina Foster hat and green suede shoes, and she even wore green eye shadow for the event.

She also sported a massive sprig of shamrocks in her lapel.

The royal father enjoyed some Patrick's Day cheer by taking a swig from a pint of Guinness while he chatted to guards at the event, while Kate took a sip of sherry.

The couple have just returned from a holiday in the Maldives and it was their first joint engagement of the year.

The 1st Battalion Irish Guards has deployed troops to many parts of the world, including the Falkland Islands, Bosnia and Afghanistan over the past 12 months.