Dressing for sombre state occasions must surely require a great deal of thought. There is no getting around the fact that the outfit decisions of royals have been documented for decades (if not longer, thanks to the introduction of photography and television) and events such as today's Remembrance Sunday demands a deep level of understanding, respect and attention. Occasion ensembles often have to adhere to many rules and regulations, and the Duchess of Cambridge has become a fantastic figurehead for being a smart, elegant, respectful dresser.
Hosted at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, central London and from within Westminster Abbey, the commemorations of our Commonwealth's servicemen and civilian contributions to both World Wars and later conflicts saw many members of the royal family gather in unison to pay their respects.
Kate Middleton has been impressing us recently: She has been flying the flag once more for re-wearing her investment pieces (such as this lilac Emilia Wickstead dress, and her favourite green gown) but also making some more daring, fresh fashion choices (see the velvet pumps she's favouring instead of those classic nude courts or the bold colour she wore to Meghan and Harry's nuptials). Today's look nodded to the military focus of the proceedings—rather than take the most traditional route with a plain black piece—choosing a navy tailored coat, with a band collar, epaulettes, gold buttons and a neat contrast waistband. I would place bets on this smart coat being Alexander McQueen—and will report back soon. In the mean time, see Kate's outfit choice below, as well as what she wore for last night's Festival of Remembrance.
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