LONDON — Kate Middleton wore a black Catherine Walker design with a high collar and military frogging for the annual Remembrance Sunday service led by King Charles at the Cenotaph war memorial in central London.
The Princess of Wales and Queen Camilla watched from the balcony of a Foreign Office building in their head-to-toe black ensembles.
Middleton adorned the military-style coat, which she had previously worn to the Remembrance Sunday service in 2019, with three poppies and a small gold brooch. She shopped her closet once again, wearing a black hat with a bow from Philip Treacy. She’d previously worn the style for a Remembrance Sunday service in 2017.
Catherine Walker was among one of Princess Diana’s trusted circle of fashion designers, and they collaborated throughout her lifetime.
Since Middleton’s new title as Princess of Wales, she has been firmly nodding to her late mother-in-law with her sartorial choices.
The princess often wears British designs to the service. She previously wore Catherine Walker to the socially distanced Remembrance Day service in 2020.
Remembrance Sunday is considered one of the most important dates on the royal calendar, where senior members of the royal family come together to pay respect to members of the armed forces.
The Sunday morning service, which in the U.K. commemorates the end of World War One and other battles fought by British and Commonwealth armed forces, proceeded peacefully.
In the last few weeks, London has become a hotspot for protestors, with marches calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, and there had been fears the event would be disrupted.
On Saturday, British newspapers reported that the Metropolitan Police made more than 100 arrests following clashes between far-right counter-protest groups and the police. There were also reports of antisemitic hate crimes taking place during a separate march in Hyde Park, which police said they are investigating.
Thousands of military veterans, members of the armed forces, and related civilian organizations attended the service on Sunday.
The royal family was joined at the service by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and former Prime Ministers Liz Truss, Boris Johnson, Theresa May, David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and John Major.