Kate Middleton delighted royal onlookers with her presence at the National Service of Remembrance. The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, made a surprise appearance at The Cenotaph-held service in London on Sunday, November 8, alongside her husband Prince William and fellow members of the royal family. Queen Elizabeth , Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles were all in attendance at the annual ceremony. It wasn’t initially clear who would be there given the UK’s decision to implement a second lockdown this week due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kate kept her distance, stealing glances as she perched on a balcony overlooking the monument. For the somber occasion, which honors military personnel who lost their lives in World War I and II, the Duchess maintained her classic style. She wore a custom black coat by her favorite designer Alexander McQueen, which featured fringed-shoulder detailing.
Kate accessorized with dazzling diamond and pearl drop earrings from the Queen’s collection and a red Remembrance poppy pin, of course. The mom-of-three topped her sophisticated look off with a matching Philip Treacy hat, her hair tightly pulled back underneath it.
Camilla was also on the balcony in her own traditional getup. She abided by the COVID-19 safety measures, keeping her distance. As did Elizabeth, who was in a separate area.
Kensington Palace’s official Instagram shared photos from the service, writing: “On #RemembranceSunday The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen and Members of the Royal Family for the annual Remembrance Day Service at The Cenotaph.”
The caption continued: “This year the @RoyalBritishLegion encouraged us all to to take to our windows and doorsteps for a two minutes’ silence at 11am on Sunday November 8, to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.”