Kate Middleton Pays Tribute to Ireland by Pairing Green Dress with Shamrock Jewelry on Last Day of Royal Tour

Thursday, March 5, 2020, Duchess Kate and Prince William had their last official tour day in Ireland. Kate continued to dress in a color that honored their host country.

The Duchess wore an emerald green gown that featured white polka dot squares created by British designer Suzannah. The vintage-inspired silk-printed Valerie midi-dress had long pleated sleeves and a soft A-line skirt.

The gown was cinched at the waist with a black belt with a shiny buckle. Kate carried a black Jimmy Choo Varenne clutch bag and completed her look with a pair of black Ralph Lauren heeled boots.

Prince William and Duchess Kate arrive to visit a family-owned, traditional Irish pub in Galway city center on March 5, 2020, in Ireland | Photo: Arthur Edwards/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince William and Duchess Kate arrive to visit a family-owned, traditional Irish pub in Galway city center on March 5, 2020, in Ireland | Photo: Arthur Edwards/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Kate pays homage to Ireland

The color of her dress was a tribute to Ireland. She also wore shamrock earrings, which had been worn earlier on the three-day trip.

Her tribute to the country was also seen in the matching necklace she wore for the occasion. She and her husband, Prince William was attending a special event in Tribeton, Galway.

An eventful last day in Ireland

The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge watched Macnas, Livefeed, Hoops, and the Galway Community Circus. They had the opportunity to meet with performers, young people, and volunteers who were involved in Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture events.

The royal couple then made their way to the family-owned traditional Irish pub, Tig Coili, in the city center. To keep warm, the Duchess added an olive-colored coat by Alexander McQueen. 

Re-wearing clothes

In January 2020, Kate wore the military-style khaki coat on a visit to Bradford. The Duke and Duchess arrived in Ireland via the Dublin International Airport on March 3, 2020.

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Today The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been learning about organisations working in Ireland to support and empower young people, and about the country’s conservation initiatives and efforts to protect its environment, with a particular focus on sustainable farming and marine conservation. 1-2. At @Jigsaw_YMH, The Duke and Duchess met young people helped by the free mental support service, before joining a conversation with parents, carers and teachers on the impact of Jigsaw’s services within their communities. 3-4. With young people supported by the charity Extern a range of activities that equip those at Savannah House with key life skills, including meal planning and cooking, and joining them for a game of table tennis – see our story for more! 5-6. On @Teagasc Research Farm in County Meath they heard more about the farm’s pioneering research to promote sustainable farming across the country, before speaking to farmers who have implemented the research into their own practices – and joined local schoolchildren visiting the farm for an educational session on the environment, nutrition and food production. 7. Finally, at the spectacular Howth Cliff, The Duke and Duchess joined representatives from the Marine Institute to talk about their innovating work across Ireland – before taking in sweeping views of the Irish coastline. 8-9. Thank you to everyone that came out to greet The Duke and Duchess today! #RoyalVisitIreland

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First day in the country

They were welcomed by Irish government officials as well as the British Ambassador. They then had a chance to meet with the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and his wife, Sabina Coyne, and the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Hanging out with the British Ambassador

A commemorative ceremony was held for the pair at the Garden of Remembrance. A reception was also hosted at the Guinness Storehouse's Gravity Bar by the British Ambassador.

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Hello Ireland! 🇮🇪🇬🇧 Dia Daoibh, daoine na hÉireann! Thank you President and Mrs Higgins (and Bród the dog 🐶) for the warm welcome for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the country, which will see them spend time in Dublin, County Meath, County Kildare and Galway – and highlight the many strong links shared between the UK and Ireland. Following tea with President and Mrs Higgins, The Duke and Duchess laid a wreath at the Garden of Remembrance – a place of reflection dedicated to those who gave their lives for Irish independence, before calling on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The coming days will see The Duke and Duchess meet a broad range of people, including children and young people, those working in the creative arts, business and charity sectors – and are looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the Irish people. #RoyalVisitIreland

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William & Kate pay tribute to the country

For their first day in the country, Kate honored the Irish by wearing a forest green coat, a bright green printed dress, and matching hunter green shoes. She accessorized with earrings and a thick black headband.

William also paid homage to the country's signature color by sporting a green tie.

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