Kate Middleton Recycled Her Alexander McQueen Military Coat For Remembrance Day

The Duchess joined the royal family for the poignant service.

The royals have marked Remembrance Day for another year, with Kate Middleton joining Duchess Camilla and Sophie, Countess of Wessex on the balcony overlooking the Cenotaph in London where their husbands laid wreaths and paid their respects to fallen soldiers. 

For the event, Kate re-wore a military-style Alexander McQueen coat which she previously donned for the 2018 service. The structured silhouette features a white collar with red shoulder detailing.

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Three year’s after wearing the gorgeous coat (seen above), Kate made a couple of changes to the ensemble—this time around, she added a Lock & Co. wide brimmed hat and pearl drop earrings. 

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The image of the three women on the balcony this year was striking as they looked down at their husbands’ Prince William, Prince Charles and Prince Edward as they marked a moment of silence.

But naturally, the most notable detail about the royals in attendance was actually the absence of The Queen, who is usually a permanent fixture at the emotional event. 

Yesterday, the palace shared a statement explaining that the Queen was unable to attend due to a back sprain. The statement reiterated the Queen’s “great regret” and “disappointment” in missing the service.

It comes after the 95-year-old was admitted to hospital for “preliminary investigations” in October, but per Harper’s BAZAAR US, this was unrelated to her back injury. 

“It is obviously incredibly unfortunate timing, and nobody regrets [The Queen’s] absence today more deeply than [Her Majesty] herself,” a source told the publication. 

On Saturday evening, Kate Middleton and Prince William again joined Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla and more royals at the Royal Albert Hall for the annual Festival Of Remembrance. 

For the event, the 39-year-old Duchess wore a black tweed jacket paired with a matching long skirt. She wore her hair in simple loose waves and added a pair of pearl earrings to finish the look.

Kate’s all-black ensembles are in line with the royal tradition in which black clothes are worn in occasions of mourning. 

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