A palace statement explained that Kate chose to prioritize time with her children before a royal tour of India and Bhutan.
Kate's decision was criticized by some for snubbing the centuries-old tradition of handing out shamrocks.
Kate's sacrifice showcased her devotion to her young children and the challenges of balancing a public role with parenthood.
Kate has attended the St. Patrick's Day parade every year since 2016, including in 2023.
In 2020, Kate spoke about the challenges of balancing work and family life, which often leads to questioning one's own decisions.
Kate's turquoise-toned St. Patrick's Day outfit in 2023 wowed the public.