Kate Middleton wore a bespoke look by Catherine Walker & Co for the St. Patrick's Day parade with the Irish Guards.

A simple loop was added to her coat dress for the traditional shamrock to be pinned on.

This detail avoided damaging the fabric of the coat dress and helped the guard to pin the shamrock.

This year's procession was extra special because Princess Kate became the Irish Guards' honorary Colonel.

The central buttons on the outfit were arranged in groups of four to match those on the Irish Guards' uniform.

The Guards' regimental insignia featured the green-blue teal, which suited their bearskin cap feathers.

Kate added diamond and emerald earrings and an Irish Guards shamrock brooch.

Before Kate, the brooch was worn by Princess Anne and the Queen Mother.

Rather than green, the Anglo-Irish Order of St. Patrick adopted green-blue teal in the 1780s because of its link with Ireland.