Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Duchess of Cambridge attends her first 'Remembrance Sunday' service

The Duchess of Cambridge attended her first Remembrance Sunday service this morning in Cenotaph, Central London. This is a special day for Duchess Kate as we rarely see so many members of the Royal family gather for any one event. Senior members of the Royal family laid a wreath to commemorate the lives their lives during hostilities. You will notice Duchess Kate wore two poppies. This is to commemorate the lives of two of her relatives who died in war. One of whom was her late grandfather Peter Middleton who trained pilots in Calgary during the second world war.

Kate did not lay a wreath, Instead she joined the Duchess of Cornwall and watched from the foreign office. Only members born into the Royal family lay wreaths. Prince Philip seems to be the exception to the rule, this is most likely due to his military history. While the Duchess did not lay a wreath she took part in singing the anthem. You can watch a video f the event here.

Prince William's laid a wreath and left a touching card remembering two of his friends who died in service.

"For Jo, Lex and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country Wills".

Duchess Kate, the Duchess of Cornwall and Sophie, Countess of Wessex look pensive as they reflect during the service.

Other photos of Kate from the service. One think I almost notice about Kate is how happy she always seems to be. We rarely see her without a smile.....

Duchess Kate looked elegant in a black A/W 2008 Diane Von Furstenburg coat. It was one of the most difficult Kate pieces to ID as the coat is not on the DVF website. However the talented Mary Ellen from What Kate Wore Facebook found it. It is sold out on the site, The coat has detachable cuffs and collar and is 100% wool. Kate teamed the coat with a striking hat with a large bow, by milliner Jane Corbett.

Kate wore her beautiful Kiki McDonough Grace earrings. The white topaz stud earrings framed with diamonds are currently selling for £695.

Remembrance Sunday takes place on the second Sunday in November annually. It is day put aside to remember those who have given their lives for peace and freedom. This morning, the Queen lead the nation in remembering and reflecting. A two minute silence took place and the Queen laid a wreath on the Cenotaph. A very special day to to remember relatives or friends who died in conflict.

The Field of Remebrance outside Westminster Abbey
(Sources: Daylife, Daily Mail. Just Jared, pure people)


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