By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 2:43 PM on 25th June 2011
The Duchess of Cambridge will take on her first military role as a royal today as she hands out operational medals to members of the Irish Guards.
Alongside the Duke of Cambridge, who is Colonel of the Irish Guards, Kate will present medals to soldiers who have recently returned from serving in Afghanistan.
A royal aide said the Duchess was very pleased to be undertaking the role for a regiment 'so close to her husband's heart'.
The 1st Battalion Irish Guards returned in April from a six-month tour in Afghanis...