Today, The Duchess of Cambridge and other members of the Royal Family are marking Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, where the National Service of Remembrance is held annually.
For this year’s Remembrance Sunday service, The Duchess chose a new black coat and a familiar hat with a faux bob.
Kate picked out the ‘Crossover Button Coat’ from Dolce & Gabbana. Kate’s Philip Treacy hat was last seen at the 2012 Remembrance Sunday service. It dates back to 2006 where she wore it with her red Armani coat to Prince William’s passing out parade at Sandhurst. Kate accessorized with her Oscar de la Renta ‘Pearl Sub Star Button Earrings’ she debuted in Germany a few months ago. They are available for $175 or £180.
For those who are unfamiliar with the red poppies, they are worn in Britain and the Commonwealth to commemorate their servicemen and women killed in all conflicts. It was inspired by the World War I poem ‘In Flanders Fields’, which refers to the first sign of life after death — red poppies. They were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers’ graves in Flanders, a region of Belgium. There are also purple poppies, worn to remember the animal victims of war and sold by animal charities.