On the 5th of April 2017, William, Kate and Harry attended a Service of Hope at Westminster Abbey.
The Service of Hope followed the Terror Attack in Westminster that took place late March. An attacker drove his car into pedestrians along Westminster Bridge, before fatally stabbing a police officer. The service remembered the five people who died and the 50+ people who were injured as a result of the incident.
Families of those killed in the attack, other victims, witnesses, and first responders from the emergency services were among the congregation.
Today we remember in particular those who lost their lives: Aysha Frade, Kurt Cochran, Leslie Rhodes, Keith Palmer, their families and friends, and all those who were injured. We commend them to the care and keeping of almighty God.
We give thanks for the vigilance and dedication of the Police and Security Services and we pray for them in their vital work of keeping our communities and nations safe from terror and random violence.
Following the service, William, Kate and Harry met with members of the congregation.
Kate chose her grey and black Missoni coat for the service.
The A-line coat features silver metallic threads that are crochet-knitted into an angled zigzag pattern. It’s made from a rayon mix fabric, has front patch pockets, a back vent and button fastenings on the front. It’s cut for a slim fit and it was made in Italy.
Kate first wore the Missoni coat for the service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at the Thiepval Memorial in France, back in 2016.
Kate debuted a new clutch for the service (it’s not one she’s carried in public before). It’s the Blue Heart Clutch from a collaboration between Beulah London and Aspinal of London. The bag features Beulah London’s iconic blue heart print on the interior of the bag. 25% of the profits from each sale of the bag goes to the United Nations Blue Heart Campaign.
The bag is currently sold out in the black version, as carried by Kate. However, another style remains available at the time of writing – it has the blue heart print on the exterior of the bag. It costs £275 GBP. Click here to buy.
Kate wore her Sylvia Fletcher for Lock & Co. hat for the service. It’s a bespoke piece, based on the milliner’s ‘Salsa‘ style.
Kate chose her black suede Gianvito Rossi 105 pumps for the Service of Hope.
Kate wore a pair of diamond and pearl earrings that belong to the Queen. We first saw Kate wear them during a visit to Vancouver, Canada in September 2016. Jewellery expert Anna from My Small Obsessions notes that the Queen wore them to the Silver Jubilee in 1977. In addition, the Countess of Wessex loaned them for the Luxembourg Royal Wedding in 2012.