Prince William and Kate Middleton will celebrate St Patrick's Day together with the Irish Guards.

They wished their followers a happy St Patrick's Day on Twitter.

The couple will join the Irish Guards for the St Patrick's Day parade.

Kate Middleton will take the salute as Colonel of the Irish Guards during a visit to Mons Barracks.

This will be her first time taking the salute for the Irish Guards.

Prince William, the regiment's outgoing Colonel, will be watching her from the wings.

The event is considered historic for the royal couple.

There were earlier reports about Kate Middleton preparing for a special event on St Patrick's Day.

The couple's Twitter message suggests they are looking forward to the celebration.