Kate Middleton attended a service commemorating Anzac Day at Westminster Abbey on Monday. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in New Zealand and Australia, commemorating troops who died during World War I.
Duchess Kate made a surprise appearance alongside her husband Prince William, looking as stunning as ever in an Alexander McQueen cream coat dress, which she wore to her daughter Princess Charlotte’s christening.
She completed the look with black shoes and a white headband by Jane Taylor, which, if you look closely, featured a large black bow at the back. Wow!
The Duke of Gloucester attended the Dawn Service at the New Zealand Memorial at Hyde Park Corner, which was organized by the New Zealand and Australian High Commissions.
Since King George V attended the first service at Westminster Abbey in 1916 to commemorate the landings at Gallipoli, Anzac Day has been observed in London.
Since then, the services have become a poignant occasion to remember all Australians and New Zealanders who have died in wars and to honor all those who have served.
In both Australia and New Zealand, Anzac Day is observed as a national holiday, with memorial ceremonies held in various locations.
The Duchess was last seen in March at Westminster Abbey, where she attended a memorial service for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The royal family paid their respects to the late Duke of Edinburgh at a special service honoring his dedication to his family, country, and Commonwealth.
Kate, 40, wore an Alessandra Rich black and white polka dot dress that she looked stunning in. She had previously worn the ‘Black Pleated Polka-dot Silk Crepe De Chine Midi Dress,’ which was a past-season purchase.
She finished off her look with a Lock & Co. black hat with a white bow. The royal’s hair was styled in a sophisticated updo, and her features were enhanced by subtle makeup. In his suit, Prince William appeared smart and respectful.