A profound silence fell across Britain as people of all ages and backgrounds came together to honor those that died for their country.
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, two minutes of silence brought the nation to a standstill as respects were paid to members of the Armed Forces who died fighting in all conflicts since the First World War.
Joining the thousands that crammed the streets were members of the Royal Family, including the Queen, Prince William and Kate.
The ceremony was held at the Cenotaph memorial in London where the Queen laid the first wreath. The Duchess of Cambridge watched from a balcony at the Foreign Office alongside the Countess of Wessex and Sir Timothy Lawrence.
Kate wore head-to-toe black and recycled her Diane von Furstenberg coat that she wore to last years service. The double breasted coat is from von Furstenberg’s 2008 collection. It is 100% wool and features a detachable trim to the collar and cuffs called ‘soutache.’ It adds a touch of glitz.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s wide-brimmed Phillip Treacy hat is also a repeat. She wore the same black number for William’s passing out ceremony at Sandhurst back in 2006.
Topping off her look Kate wore her Annoushka pearl earrings, her British Legion Poppy Brooch (available in-store at Marks & Spencer and online at http://www.poppyshop.org.uk.) — plated with 18-carat gold and covered in red and black crystals, and her black gloves.
A Walk Down Memory Lane
For those that need a refresher on what Kate wore to the Remembrance Sunday Ceremony last year, it was a Jane Corbett head piece with a simple black bow.
One more memory jog…Back in 2006 for William’s passing out ceremony, Kate wore her Phillip Treacy hat with a red Armani coat.
Kate’s gloves have been ID’d (thanks to a follower on WKW). They are the Black Bow Cocktail Gloves (£38) by Black & Co www.black.co.uk/ The gloves are currently on backorder (Product Code : SIJ103).