The Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen and other senior members of the Royal Family to attend the Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph in London on Sunday. Catherine looked elegantly sombre in a Catherine Walker military inspired coat.
The Duchess chose an embroidered black wool crepe from Catherine Walker. The coat featured an oversized pointed down collar, centre front zip, slightly peaked shoulders and an intricate braided design over the chest resembling military or regalia style uniforms. This has been confirmed by the label.
Kate choose a coffee bean style black velvet beret from milliner Philip Treacy. The beret is trimmed with beaded flowers, knotted twists and a netted veil over the face. This piece is currently unavailable, though we assume that it may be especially created for the Duchess and possibly may not be released.
The Duchess accessorised with her pearl earrings on loan from The Queen, sometimes called the Bahrain pearl earrings. Round diamond studs are attached to a set of three baguette-cut diamonds, then three small round stones, and what appears to be a freshwater pearl teardrop.
A closer look, when we saw the earrings at Trooping the Colour in June
Kate also wore the Codebreakers Poppy Brooch from the Royal British Legion. The brooch’s design was inspired by the rotors of the Enigma machines that were used during World War II. Each brooch comes with a certificate to remember one of the 13,000 men and women on the Bletchley Park Roll of Honour; it is presented in a keepsake box.” You can purchase this brooch here.
We can only presume she wore black shoes with this look, perhaps her Gianvito Rossi 105 heels, or her 85mm block ‘Piper’ pumps.
Every year the Duchess attends the Remembrance Day Service her ensembles become more refined, elegant and respectful.What did you think of this military-inspired look?
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Thanks to @regalfile for coat ID and UFO no more team for the hat