Duchess of Cambridge to hand out operation medals to Irish Guards in first military role as a royal

Duchess of Cambridge to hand out operation medals to Irish Guards in first military role as a royal

Kate in command: Duchess of Cambridge does dress uniform as she carries out first military role as a royal

2:33 AM on 27th June 2011

Eyes front: Members of the Irish Guards are presented with their medals by the Duchess of Cambridge

Eyes front: Members of the Irish Guards are presented with their medals by the Duchess of Cambridge

Honouring bravery: The Duchess works her way along the line up of members of the of the Irish Guards at the Victoria Barracks

Honouring bravery: The Duchess works her way along the line up of members of the of the Irish Guards at the Victoria Barracks

High praise: Private Nadine Gwendu, said meeting the Duchess was

High praise: Private Nadine Gwendu, said meeting the Duchess was “like a dream come true” and that she is “down to earth”

Marching on: Prince William, centre, and Kate, right, stride forward through Victoria Barracks with other senior military figures

Marching on: Prince William, centre, and Kate, right, stride forward through Victoria Barracks with other senior military figures

Well heeled: Kate wore a navy military-style dress believed to be Burberry Prorsum with a matching fascinator. She adorned her dress with a gold shamrock brooch loaned to her from the regiment Well heeled: Kate wore a navy military-style dress believed to be Burberry Prorsum with a matching fascinator. She adorned her dress with a gold shamrock brooch loaned to her from the regiment

Well heeled: Kate wore a navy military-style dress believed to be Burberry Prorsum with a matching fascinator. She adorned her dress with a gold shamrock brooch loaned to her from the regiment

Perfect pair: Yesterday was the first time that the royal couple have visited the regiment since William became Colonel of the Irish Guards in February

Perfect pair: Yesterday was the first time that the royal couple have visited the regiment since William became Colonel of the Irish Guards in February

On parade: The medal ceremony was the couple

On parade: The medal ceremony was the couple”s last engagement before they go to Canada at the end of the month

Warm reception: William also spent time talking to the soldiers who attended the parade

Warm reception: William also spent time talking to the soldiers who attended the parade

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Irish Guards Medal Parade at the Victoria Barracks Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Irish Guards Medal Parade at the Victoria Barracks

Quietly confident: Catherine appears to have become more self-assured with every public engagement she has carried out since her wedding

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A dog”s life: The Duchess of Cambridge watches Conmael, the Irish Wolfhound mascot march past at the Victoria Barracks

Good giggle: The Duchess of Cambridge jokes with soldiers as she presents the 1st Battalion Irish Guards with their medals Good giggle: The Duchess of Cambridge jokes with soldiers as she presents the 1st Battalion Irish Guards with their medals

Good giggle: The Duchess of Cambridge jokes with soldiers as she presents the 1st Battalion Irish Guards with their medals

Eyes front: Members of the Irish Guards are presented with their medals by the Duchess of Cambridge Duchess of Cambridge

Crown jewels: Kate wore a gold linked bracelet with a circular tag engraved with the letter “C” for Catherine

Royal duty: Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a medal ceremony at Victoria Barracks, in Windsor, this morning

Royal duty: Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a medal ceremony at Victoria Barracks, in Windsor, this morning

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Changing faces: The Duchess of Cambridge adopted various poses from serious to smiling

Britain The Duchess of Cornwall watches as soldiers march down the Royal Mile during Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh, Scotland

Royal couples: Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were also on royal duty as the pair attended celebrations for Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh, Scotland

Musical entertainment: Celebrations for the Armed Forces Day parade in Edinburgh included a marching band

Musical entertainment: Celebrations for the Armed Forces Day parade in Edinburgh included a marching band

Out in force: Veterans and troops march down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh for the Armed Forces Day National Event

Out in force: Veterans and troops march along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh in celebration of Armed Forces Day

Red, white and blue: The Red Arrows fly past during Armed Forces Day celebrations in Edinburgh where Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were in attendance

Red, white and blue: The Red Arrows fly past during Armed Forces Day celebrations in Edinburgh where Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were in attendance

Air show: Pilots from The Red Arrows, showcased their aerobatic skills during Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh

Air show: Pilots from The Red Arrows, showcased their aerobatic skills during Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh

Political presence: David Cameron, left, attended the event in Edinburgh with Scotland

Political presence: David Cameron, left, watched the event in Edinburgh with Scotland”s First Minister Alex Salmond, right