Kate Middleton cut a somber figure in an all-black cast as she paid her respects to the fallen on Memorial Sunday today.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, was warmly wrapped in a tailored Alexander McQueen coat, which featured tassel shoulder details and was adorned with a poppy flower.
The mother of three, who attended the reduced commemorations along with Prince Charles, Prince William and other members of the British elite, also wore a chic Philip Treacy hat and the Queen's diamond and pearl earrings.
With her brown hair tied in a low bun, the royal completed the look with a touch of blush, bare lip, and eye-catching brows.
The 38-year-old Duchess of Cambridge was warmly wrapped in a bespoke Alexander McQueen coat adorned with a poppy flower as she attended the socially distant Sunday service
Kate Middleton (pictured) paired the outfit with a chic Philip Treacy hat and the queen's diamond and pearl earrings
The Duchess of Cambridge during today's National Memorial Service at the cenotaph (picture)
After the service, the Duchess of Cambridge was seen in the back of the chauffeured car wearing a black face mask.
Due to government restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual commemoration on Sunday March after the cenotaph did not take place this year.
With the public unable to attend, millions of people across the UK paid their respects privately from home.
As the clock struck 11 a.m., Boris Johnson, Prince Charles, Prince William and other members of the British elite marked the two-minute silence before laying their wreaths.
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cornwall, Sophie Wessex and the Queen watched from the royal chest near the cenotaph.
With her brown hair tied in a low bun, the royal completed the look with a touch of blush, bare lip, and eye-catching brows
After the service, the Duchess of Cambridge could be seen in the back of the chauffeured car, which was wearing a black face mask (picture).
The mother of three attended the reduced memorial services along with Prince Charles, Prince William, Camilla (pictured together) and other members of the British elite
It comes after the Queen first wore a face mask in public last week as she celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Unknown Warrior's funeral in a small private ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
Her Majesty paid tribute to the British soldier, whose identity remains a mystery, and the royal family's connections to World War I at London Abbey ahead of Memorial Sunday.
The head of state, dressed all in black when she laid a bouquet of orchids and myrtles on the grave, had to cover her face during the service under government restrictions.
It reflected the custom of placing royal bridal bouquets on the grave, a tradition that began in 1923 when Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the future Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, laid her bouquet as she opened the abbey in memory of her brother Fergus entered. who was killed in the Battle of Loos in 1915.
Many royal brides have since sent their bouquets to the grave of Westminster Abbey.
The Duke of Sussex resigned as a working member of the royal family and now lives in California.
But on the released Memorial Sunday podcast, Prince Harry, who had spent 10 years in the armed forces, said, “Being able to wear my uniform, being able to stand up in the service of one's own country is one of the greatest honors in life.
“For me, the uniform is a symbol of something much bigger, a symbol of our commitment to protecting our country and protecting our values.
"These values are put into action through service, and service is what happens in silence and chaos."
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