The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Festival of Remembrance this evening.
The Festival commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts and it is usually attended by the Royal Family. It is organized by the Royal British Legion and is held every year on the eve of Remembrance Sunday.
William and Kate joined the Queen, and other senior members of the Royal Family at London's Royal Albert Hall for the British Legion's traditional televised service.
The Duchess premiered a long sleeve dress with an a-line skirt falling just below the knee. The dress features a wide bateau neckline and a waist defined with a black velvet band.
The designer is currently unknown but it's been suggested it could be a Jenny Packham creation because the silhouette appears to be identical to the black Jenny Packham 'silver fern' dress Kate wore to a State reception during the royal tour of New Zealand in 2014.
The Duchess carried a new black velvet minaudière this evening from Alexander McQueen.
The custom clutch combines the body of the designer's Beetle Box clutch and the jewel clasp seen on the Mini Crystal-Embellished Leather Bag.
On her feet, Kate wore her black velvet Jimmy Choo 'Romy' 100 pumps.
The Duchess donned a budget-friendly headpeice. She debuted a black Zara Sparkly Padded Headband (US$29.99). ID by @PackhamGown.
Kate wore her acorn brooch topped with three paper poppies - possibly one for each of her great-great uncles who were killed in the Great War.
She finished the look with the Queen's diamond stud and pearl drop earrings.
This is the fifth consecutive year Kate has attended the performance. Below we see her in 2015 wearing a black lace Dolce & Gabbana dress. In 2016 she wore the Temperley London 'Callas' evening coat and in 2017 she debuted a custom Catherine Walker coat. Last year she steeped out in a black Roland Mouret asymmetric neck dress.
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