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Kate Middleton visit causes soldier to faint

March 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Kate Middleton's presence at a St. Patrick's Day Parade in England was enough to make a soldier actually faint.

The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Aldershot Barracks and presented shamrocks to 40 officers and warrant officers on Saturday. Apparently, the excitement was too much for one Irish Guard, who fainted and collapsed to the floor. He looked bewildered and other guards had to help him up.

This was the first solo military engagement for the duchess. Meantime, she is gearing up for another first - her very first solo public address. She is scheduled to speak on Monday at the opening of a hospice that is run by one of her charities.