Kate Middleton's heel stuck in grate at St. Patrick's Day parade

kate-middleton-heel-stuck-grate-st-patricks-day.jpgWe thought all the guards over in England were pretty stoic chaps, but apparently the lovely Kate Middleton can get a smirk out of one of them -- by getting her heel stuck in a grate.

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended a St. Patrick's Day parade by the 1st Battalion Irish Guards as they visited the Aldershot Barracks in Aldershot, England on March 17, where the Duchess had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction.

Husband Prince William propped her up while she pulled her heel free a grate in the street and the on-duty guard, who remained at attention, seemed amused by the whole incident.

The rainy St. Patty's Day did not dampen Middleton's spirits or sense of style, as she stepped out in a green Emilia Wickstead dress coat to hand out shamrock sprigs to the officers, guards and dogs (below).

kate-middleton-st-patricks-day-2013.jpg
Photo/Video credit: Getty Images