This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Harry at Westminster Abbey for a multi-faith service to observe Commonwealth Day.
Today marked the Duke & Duchess' second attendance of the annual service, and last year was their first.
Commonwealth Day is a celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations held on the second Monday in March each year. The event is usually attended by the Queen in her role as Head of the Commonwealth. This year's Observance focused on the theme ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’ – underlining the values of tolerance, respect and understanding, as well as equity and fairness, set out in the Commonwealth Charter.
Kate wore a new grey coat from Erdem.
It is a bespoke version based on the label's Pre-Fall 2015 Collection. The coat features an all-over pin-dot pattern with a scalloped lace overlay.
She also debuted a matching grey wide-brim hat from John Boyd Milliner (shown below in black). This is a new choice of hatter for the Duchess. Boyd, based in Knightsbridge, has been making hats since 1947. He was also a favourite of Princess Diana, who wore his designs on several occasions.
Furthermore, Kate added a new Emmy 'Natasha' clutch to her growing collection. I believe it is the 'Vapour' colour. She also owns this model in 'Carbon' and 'Chocolate'.
Kate also premiered a new pair of grey suede heels. MiddletonMaven identified the pumps as the Rupert Sanderson 'Winona' style (shown in black patent).
The Duchess completed the outfit with her diamond and aquamarine drop earrings which still remain unidentified.
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Wed, Feb 21:
Kate and William will visit Sunderland, in northeast England. They will officially open the Fire House, a new music and arts hub, where they will see music and dance performances from groups using the new facility. The Duke and Duchess will also visit the Northern Spire bridge over the River Wear, slated to open in the spring.
Tue, Feb 27:
Kate will visit St. Thomas’ Hospital to launch the Nursing Now campaign, created to raise the profile of nursing worldwide. She will visit a specialist ward, take part in a roundtable discussion and deliver a speech to mark the launch of the Nursing Now campaign. Later, Kate will visit the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to learn more about the ways to reduce newborn and maternal mortality rates around the world.
Wed, Feb 28:
In her role as Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Kate will view the exhibition ‘Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography.‘
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