By Kenzie Bryant. Photos: Getty Images.
Every St. Patrick’s Day, Kate Middleton and Prince William partake in a revered 115-or-so-year-old tradition, which involves handing out shamrock bunches, petting a large dog, and snapping a photo with members of the Irish Guard. It seems the Duchess has developed her own tradition on the side: wearing a knee-length fitted coat in a color that falls somewhere on the green spectrum, plus a hat or fascinator.
She’s attended the ceremony in similar jackets very year since 2012 (except last year, to the horror of some British royalists). She has strayed from the fit-and-flare green coat once out of five years of doling out shamrocks—in 2015, while still pregnant with Princess Charlotte, she wore a brown coat. She’s never forgotten her hat, though.
This story originally appeared on Vanity Fair.
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