Watch: Prince William Speaks Irish & Playfully Jokes With Kate Middleton During Cameo For Global St. Patrick's Day Video

Source: YouTube/Irish Foreign Ministry

Mar. 17 2021, Updated 11:55 a.m. ET

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Celebration mode! In honor of St. Patrick's Day on March 17, the Irish Foreign Ministry released a video featuring countless world leaders and notables sending their well-wishes for the holiday. And much to everyone's surprise, Prince William and Kate Middleton made an appearance!

"We have a saying in the Irish language: 'Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine,'" the Ministry's social media accounts wrote. "Meaning we live in each other's shadows. It speaks to the interdependence of our world."

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The video then kicks off with the message, "A very special St. Patrick's Day from our friends around the world," before President Joe Biden shares his sentiment.

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About fifteen seconds in, the pair make their cameo standing side by side. They were dressed for the occasion, with Kate in a bright green jacket and William in a dark green sweater.

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The couple drank Guinness during their 2020 trip to Dublin.

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William first utters a phrase in Irish, which Kate translates by saying, "We're delighted to wish you all a very Happy St. Patrick's Day." The father-of-three then jokingly replies, "How come you got that easy bit?"

The two then look at each other smile. "We were so thrilled to be able to visit Ireland just over a year ago, a few short weeks before all of our lives were turned upside down by the pandemic," William added.

"The warm welcome that we received everywhere was a testament to the friendship between our two countries and the strength of the relationship between the U.K. and Ireland," Kate recalled.

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"We know that for Irish people all around the world, today won't be the same as normal, but we hope you can celebrate safely in any case," William said, before they concluded in unison, "Happy St. Patrick's Day."  

Other cameos included Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, and Erna Solberg, the Prime Minister of Norway.

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