This morning members of the royal family attended the annual Remembrance Sunday commemorations at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. The Duchess of Cambridge attended the ceremony and watched the service from the Foreign Office balcony alongside Princess Alexandra and The Countess of Wessex.
Kate wore a new black coat by Dolce & Gabbana for the solemn occasion.
She picked out the 'Collarless Long Coat' (US$4,500) from the Fall/Winter 2016 collection of the Italian fashion house. The black wool and silk-blend double breasted button-down coat features a collarless design, round neckline, buttonhole on the front, front flap pockets, long sleeves, pleated waist, mid-calf length and straight hem.
Kate teamed it with her black felt Philip Treacy hat.
The wide-brimmed chapeau was first worn at William's Passing-Out Parade in 2006, and again at the 2012 Remembrance Sunday service.
Other familiar items included her Oscar de la Renta Pearl Sun Star Button Earrings, and a cluster of Royal British Legion paper poppies.
We got a glimpse of a new handbag. Kate carried the Emmy London 'Natasha' Jet & Gold clutch (£350) - a style she already owns in a few different colourways.
There was also another déjà vu debut. Kate wore the black Cornelia James 'Beatrice' gloves (£70) - a style she already owns in navy.
The highlight of today's look was Kate's new faux bob hairstyle. The iillusion was created by carefully tucking her long locks under and pinning them back just above her shoulders. The style definitely suits the Duchess, and perhaps she's testing out the new style before making the decision to cut her hair short!
Monday, Feb 19:
Kate will have her first joint engagement with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, as they host a reception at Buckingham Palace. The reception will showcase pieces created as part of the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange.
Wednesday, 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.
Wednesday, 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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