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Kate repeats Diane von Furstenberg coat for 2016 National Service of Remembrance

This morning, Kate joined the Queen and other members of the Royal Family at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London for the National Service of Remembrance.

The ceremony pays tribute to those who have died since the First World War serving our country.

The service is led by the Queen who lays a wreath at the Cenotaph.

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Other senior members of the Royal Family lay wreaths too.

On Sunday 13th November 2016, the nation came together for the annual Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. HM The Queen laid a wreath at the monument, followed by other senior members of the Royal Family, thenThe Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister, laid a wreath on behalf of the Government followed by other political representatives, commonwealth representatives and Defence Chiefs. Serving detachments from the Armed Forces marched to the Cenotaph in Whitehall where they formed a hollow square for the nation’s most solemn annual event. After the ceremony, a march past the Cenotaph took place involving veterans and members of civilian associations. This year HRH The Prince of Wales took the Salute at Horse Guards Parade. Accompanying him was his Equerry, Captain Matthew Wright. Also in attendance, the Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP and Air Marshal David Walker CB CBE AFC MA RAF (Retired), the National President of the Royal British Legion.
This year,the British Prime Minister, Theresa May laid a wreath on behalf of the Government. Other political representatives, commonwealth representatives and Defence Chiefs laid wreathes too.

Remembrance Sunday Service

Serving detachments from the Armed Forces marched to the Cenotaph in Whitehall where they formed a hollow square for the nation’s most solemn annual event.

2016 Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph
After the ceremony, a march past the Cenotaph took place involving veterans and members of civilian associations.

2016 Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph

At 11am, Big Ben chimed eleven and millions of people around the country took part in a two-minute silence – an act of respect for the fallen servicemen and women.

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Protocol dictates that husbands and wives of the Royal Family watch proceedings from balconies overlooking the Cenotaph.  This year, Kate stood on the Foreign Office’s balcony with The Countess of Wessex and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Duchess of Cambridge at the 2016 Service of Remembrance

Kate’s outfit:

Kate chose the black wool “Lio” coat by American designer Diane von Furstenberg.

DVF Lio Wool Coat

This is the third time the Duchess has worn the coat to the National Service of Remembrance.  She first wore it in 2011 and then again in 2012 (pictured below) –

The Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph, London, UK.

The coat is from the designer’s 2008 collection, so it’s no longer available for purchase.

Kate wore a new hat for the service.  It’s thought to be from John Boyd Hats in London.

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Above left:  The John Boyd hat.  Above right:  Kate at the service of Remembrance.  

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Above:  Kate wearing a similar John Boyd hat to the National Commonwealth Service earlier in the year.

Kates wearing a pair of pearl earrings. They’re on loan from the Queen.  They were a wedding gift from the Sultan of Brunei in 1947.

The Duchess of Cambridge wears earrings from the Sultan of Brunei

Thanks to my good friend Anna for the hat and earring information.

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