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In Pictures: William and Kate join St Patrick’s Day celebrations

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The royals attended a parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended a St Patrick’s Day parade at a west London barracks.

William, who is Colonel of the Irish Guards, and Kate were visiting 1st Battalion at their base in Hounslow.

Irish Guards St Patrick’s Day parade
The parade began on a sombre note, with the royals leading a minute’s silence in memory of the New Zealand terror attack victims (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Irish Guards St Patrick’s Day parade
Kate wore a dark green Alexander McQueen coat and hat from Lock and Co (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Irish Guards St Patrick’s Day parade
Kate met Domhnall, the Irish Guards mascot (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Meanwhile in Dublin, revellers gathered for the traditional St Patrick’s Day parade.

St Patrick’s Day celebrations
(Niall Carson/PA)
St Patrick’s Day celebrations
(Niall Carson/PA)

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St Patrick’s Day celebrations
(Niall Carson/PA)

Earlier, landmarks around the UK were lit up in green to mark St Patrick’s Day.

This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greenings initiative.

St Patrick’s Day celebrations
Cutty Sark in London (David Parry/PA)

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St Patrick’s Day celebrations
Leicester’s National Space Centre (Lucy Ray/PA)
St Patrick’s Day celebrations
Selfridges Birmingham at the Bullring shopping centre (Lucy Ray/PA)
St Patrick’s Day celebrations
Clifford’s Tower in York (Danny Lawson/PA)
St Patrick’s Day celebrations
St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall (Alistair Heap/PA)

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