Kate Middleton cut an elegant figure when joining Prince William today for the Grenfell Tower memorial service in London.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, opted for a beautiful white, pure Italian silk dress from Suzannah London, priced at £2,450 online, which she teamed with Alessandra Rich £625 two-tone pumps, in beige and black.
Mother-of-three Kate teamed her statement frock – that boasted a full skirt, buttoned cuffs and black button detailing down the front – with a matching belt.
Prince William, 39, and Kate listened to heart-breaking accounts from child survivors as they joined mourners to remember the 72 victims of Grenfell Tower who died five years ago today.
With William looking on, Kate laid a wreath with white flowers at the base of Grenfell Tower to mark the five-year anniversary of the deadly fire.
Afterwards, both bowed their hoods and paused for a moment of reflection while standing with survivors of the fire along with bereaved relatives.
Kate Middleton cut an elegant figure when joining Prince William today for the Grenfell Tower memorial service in London
The mother-of-three kept her style neutral and stylish with a beige clutch bag and drop pearl earrings. She also opted for neutral make up, adding coral toned lipstick and smokey eye effect
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stood with survivors of the fire along with bereaved relatives at a memorial service
Kate kept her style neutral and stylish with a beige clutch bag and drop pearl earrings. She kept her make up simple, adding a coral toned lipstick and smokey eye effect, and left her brunette locks loose.
Meanwhile, it was also revealed the Duke and Duchess had held a private meeting earlier on Tuesday between the royal couple and those directly affected by the disaster.
The royal couple have long supported survivors and the families who died in the fire on June 14, 2017, which was accelerated by deadly combustible cladding and where many of those who died had been told to stay in their flats. 72 people died in the tragedy – but more are feared to have perished but were never identified.
Attendees marked the memorial with a 72-second silence in memory of the 72 victims of the fire, which took place exactly five years ago.
Mourners donned green scarves and clothing to match the green hearts which adorn the wall below the 220ft tower, and which have become a powerful symbol representing the memory of those lost in the tragedy.
Green balloons were later released in memory of the 18 children who perished in the deadly blaze.
With Prince William looking on, Kate laid a wreath with white flowers at the base of Grenfell Tower to mark the five-year anniversary of the deadly fire
The royal couple have long supported survivors and the families who died in the fire on June 14, 2017
Mourners donned green scarves and clothing to match the green hearts which adorn the wall below the 220ft tower, and which have become a powerful symbol representing the memory of those lost in the tragedy
Eight-year-old Ayeesha, who survived the fire, also recited a poem she wrote called Never Forget, which was met with raucous applause from both Prince William and Kate.
She said: ‘We will stay strong, we will rise up as a community, we will fight for justice together, we will always remember our friends and our neighbours, we will always remember our home.
‘We can’t change the past but we can change the future. Never forget.’
The little girl smiled as she ended the poem and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could be seen smiling as they joined in applause.
Tuesday marked the latest public show of support from the Cambridges.
Kate is seen here talking to children at the event. Green balloons were launched during the day to remember the 18 children who died in the deadly fire
Kate was seen smiling at the event as she spoke to those in attendance at the memorial service
William, along with his grandmother, the Queen, visited the site in west London in the days following the fire in June 2017.
And the Duke was joined by his wife when they met with survivors as part of the launch of the National Emergencies Trust in 2019.
It comes as local residents praised the appearance of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as ‘huge’ for the community and showed they ‘shared that feeling’ of mourning on the fifth anniversary.
Mother-of-five Muna Hussain said her children went to the same school as five of those who died in the fire and her household was evacuated in the days following.
When asked about William and Kate’s appearance at the service, Ms Hussain, 50 said: ‘I was happy.
‘I was glad to see at least they know how we are feeling as a community and they shared that feeling.
‘It makes me very happy. It’s massive, it’s huge for us. It makes you feel better.’