Following her appearance at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London last night, the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out today to mark the Centenary of the end of the First World War.
Today marks 100 years since the signing of the treaty which ended the battle on the Western Front of the First World War at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
Standing along with the Queen, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Sussex, Kate wore a black coat with a white collar. The coat is likely a version of a previous McQueen design. The Duchess wore three paper poppies representing her three relatives who fought and died in World War One. She also wore the Royal British Legion’s ‘Women Of The First World War Brooch.’
At some point Catherine was seen getting emotional as she was visibly fighting tears back as she watched Prince Charles, William and Harry also pay their respects. She recently learned about her great-grandmother’s three brothers who died in World War I.
Kate spoke about her great-grandmother’s experience working as a nurse during WWI, caring for wounded servicemen in a field hospital, during a February visit to St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. “This campaign means a lot to me personally. My great-grandmother and grandmother were both volunteer nurses,” she said in a speech. “They would have learned first-hand from working with the Voluntary Aid Detachment and the Red Cross about the care and compassion that sometimes only nurses can provide.”