This is the first time in 115 years that the royal custom has been broken by Kate Middleton.

On St. Patrick's Day, Irish Guards would traditionally receive shamrocks as a token of appreciation.

Since their wedding in 2011, she has never missed a royal event without her husband, Prince William.

The annual shamrock ceremony at Kensington Palace was not held this year.

Instead of going out, Kate stayed home with her relatives.

Along with the Irish Guards and Prince William, she observed St. Patrick's Day.

Kate's rank in the Irish Guards has been raised to that of Colonel.

In contrast to the traditional duties of a queen, she takes an active role in raising her children.

The globe is still fascinated by Kate's antics.