Kate Middleton Is Glowing in Green for St. Patrick's Day

Even her accessories were festive.

Kate MIddleton Green Coat
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In a world where dressing for Saint Patrick's Day evokes images of lime green and fake beads, Kate Middleton's green coat sticks out like a fashionable green thumb, and that's why we love it. If you're looking to pick up a new end-of-winter coat to transition you into warmer weather, the Duchess of Cambridge's outfit serves as the perfect dose of inspiration. 

Middleton joined her husband, Prince William, on a trip to Aldershot, England to celebrate the holiday by attending a parade of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards. This was the first time that Middleton had attended the parade since 2019, and she celebrated her return by opting for a long emerald green wool coat by the London-based designer Laura Green. Keeping on-theme, she accessorized with a matching hat and a pair of green pumps

Her ensemble was finished off with a touch of gold by way of a shamrock-shaped brooch which reportedly belongs to the Irish Guards. Middleton, known to be a fan of re-wearing the same pieces from time to time, has been the only royal to wear the brooch since she debuted it in 2011.

Kate Middleton's Green Coat

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It's no secret that emerald green has officially come back in style this season; positively everyone wore the shade in the summer of 2021. Middleton's take is more subdued than other iterations, keeping with the rest of her perfectly put-together wardrobe. The Duchess is no stranger to wearing a monochrome look—she just wore an all-blue outfit to The Commonwealth Day Service At Westminster Abbey in London earlier this week, on March 14.

Even if we don't all have Kate Middleton's shopping budget, we can all take inspiration from her most recent look. Keep scrolling to shop a few coats that come in a similar shade. 

Julia Marzovilla
Fashion E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she reviews the latest launches from fashion and beauty brands, finds the best on-sale items around the internet, and interviews experts to find the best products in any category to share with her readers. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site as an expert in everything from the best laptop bags to the best laser hair removal devices.

In her near decade of experience, Julia has both written for several top outlets in the E-Commerce space and worked at major fashion labels. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and worked as the Trending Fashion and News Writer STYLECASTER. You can find her across the internet at @JuliaMarzovilla. In real life, you can find her creating shopping guides for her friends, cooking or baking in her too-small kitchen, or buying tickets for the next time Harry Styles is in town.

Julia has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Journalism from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She lives in New York City, her hometown.