Kate Middleton put on a sombre figure in an all-black ensemble as she paid her respects to the fallen on Remembrance Sunday today.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, wrapped up warm in a bespoke Alexander McQueen coat, which featured tassel shoulder detail, and was adorned with a poppy.
The mother-of-three, who attended the scaled back commemorations alongside Prince Charles, Prince William and other members of Britain’s elite, also donned a chic Philip Treacy hat and the Queen’s diamond and pearl drop earrings.
With her brown hair tied back in a low bun, the royal completed the look with a touch of blusher, nude-coloured lip and statement brows.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, wrapped up warm in a bespoke Alexander McQueen coat adorned with a poppy as she attended socially-distanced Remembrance Sunday service
Kate Middleton (pictured) paired the outfit with a chic Philip Treacy hat and the Queen’s diamond and pearl drop earrings
Following the service, the Duchess of Cambridge could be seen in the back of the chauffeur-driven car donning a black face mask.
Due to government restrictions regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Remembrance Sunday March past the Cenotaph did not take place this year.
With the public unable to attend, millions of people across the UK instead privately paid their respects from home.
As the clock struck 11am, Boris Johnson, Prince Charles, Prince William and other members of Britain’s elite marked the two-minute silence before laying their wreaths.
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cornwall, Sophie Wessex and the Queen watched on from the royal box near the Cenotaph.
Following the service, the Duchess of Cambridge could be seen in the back of the chauffeur-driven car donning a black face mask (pictured)
The mother-of-three attended the scaled back commemorations alongside Prince Charles, Prince William, Camilla (pictured, together) and other members of Britain’s elite
It comes after the Queen wore a face mask for the first time in public last week as she marked the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior in a small private ceremony in Westminster Abbey.
Her Majesty honoured the British serviceman, whose identity remains a mystery, and the Royal Family’s own associations with World War One at the London abbey ahead of Remembrance Sunday.
The head of state, who was dressed all in black as she placed an orchid and myrtle bouquet on the grave, was required to cover her face during the act of worship under government restrictions.
It reflected the custom of Royal bridal bouquets being placed on the grave, a tradition which began in 1923 when Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the future Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, laid her bouquet as she entered the Abbey in memory of her brother Fergus, who was killed at the Battle of Loos in 1915.
The Duchess of Cambridge during the National Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph today (pictured)
Many Royal brides since have sent their bouquets to the grave at Westminster Abbey.
The Duke of Sussex stepped down as a working member of the royal family and now lives in California.
But in the Declassified podcast to mark Remembrance Sunday Prince Harry, who spent 10 years in the armed forces, said: ‘Being able to wear my uniform, being able to stand up in service of one’s country, these are amongst the greatest honours there are in life.
‘To me, the uniform is a symbol of something much bigger, it’s symbolic of our commitment to protecting our country, as well as protecting our values.
‘These values are put in action through service, and service is what happens in the quiet and in the chaos.’