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Prince William and Kate Middleton Visit XLP Project
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Last week, the palace announced that the Duke of Cambridge would hand out shamrocks to 1st Battalion Irish Guards for the St. Patrick’s Day parade.  

As Colonel of the Irish Guards (he was appointed by the Queen in 2011, shortly before his wedding to the now Duchess of Cambridge), it made sense for William to be present at the annual event.

Royal watchers, however, wanted to know why the Duchess of Cambridge wouldn’t be joining him, since she has been handing out shamrocks since 2012.

Most assumed that Catherine wanted to stay in Norfolk (about a two-hour ride from London) with her children at the family’s Anmer Hall home, because she had a local engagement the next day.  

Royal watchers were a little miffed that she couldn’t uphold a tradition that started in 1901 by Queen Alexandra, but no one speculated about the state of her marriage to William.

Until now.  

The rumor that Catherine skipped St. Patrick’s Day with William because there are cracks in the marriage was thought up by Celebrity Dirty Laundry, which loves to think up soap opera storylines and somehow turn them into hearsay.

"Kate Middleton’s absence from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade has caused speculation about a Royal divorce. Prince William attended the annual event alone leaving Royal watchers to wonder if William and Kate’s marriage is in trouble," the site wrote.

"It is odd that Kate did not take part in the tradition of presenting the St. Patrick’s Day shamrocks. "

Catherine’s engagement took her to nearby Holt, where she opened a shop supporting East Anglia Children’s hospice, of which Her Royal Highness is patron.

"Kensington Palace can try to spin this by saying Kate needed to be home at Anmer Hall to take care of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Is this really an excuse to ditch a 115-year tradition? Was Kate on duty to drive George back and forth from preschool on St. Paddy’s Day?"

Maybe? I don’t know.  I would imagine she enjoys taking him to school?

"Traveling 220 roundtrip from Norfolk to London is a bit much to ask of Kate, don’t you think? Why wasn’t Kate Middleton at Prince William’s side for the presentation? Is William so disgusted with the recent public outcry over the Duchess of Cambridge’s extravagant lifestyle that Prince William left Kate home?"

Huh?  You make it sound as though she’s behaving like the Duchess of York.