Kate in Catherine Walker for Festival of Remembrance

Kate wore a new coat by Catherine Walker for tonight’s Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall.

She joined the Queen, Prince Philip as well as a host of other royals for the performance.

More about the event through the Royal Albert Hall website:

The Festival of Remembrance, held in honour of those who have provided their lives in the service of their country, has been marked at the Royal Albert Hall annually because 1923.

The Festival has been broadcast on BBC radio because 1927, as well as has ended up being a prominent televised event on BBC One each year.

Other members of the royal household in attendance included Princess Anne as well as her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew, the Earl as well as Countess of Wessex, the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Duke as well as Duchess of Gloucester.

Details on tonight’s program from Hello!:

The event marks the centenaries of women’s service in the routine Armed Forces, the battle of Passchendaele, the development of the Commonwealth war Graves compensation as well as the 100th birthday of Dame Vera Lynn.

Below, the women taking part in the part of the program honoring 100 years of women’s services: on the left, Squadron leader Gemma Lonsdale; in the center, Joan Picton, who checked out the citation; as well as on the right, Lieutenant Colonel Lucy Giles. 

Kate as well as Prince Andrew. 

William is in Wales for the Wales vs. Australia rugby match. He is now patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, taking on that responsibility from the Queen.

Now to what Kate wore for tonight’s performance.

The Duchess was in a black velvet evening coat by Catherine Walker.

It appears to be a long version of the brand’s ‘Caressa’ jacket. The piece is crafted from silk velvet, as well as described as having a “structured, nipped in silhouette with a gentle flick at the hem.” The oversize Swarovski buttons are made of jet, glass, as well as silver.

Thank you to Aaron on the Facebook page, as well as Laura/Solid Moonlight on Twitter, as well as Carly of Kate Middleton style for their speedy ID of Kate’s coat.

UPDATE Sunday AM: There are comments about Kate wearing “another coatdress” yesterday. It is not a coatdress. right here is the best picture I have showing a part of a gown underneath.We saw the return of the Collingwood Pearl as well as Diamond Earrings, so-called since that is the jeweler that created them. They were a gift to the late Diana, Princess of Wales as well as part of her personal jewelry collection. Below, the Duchess wearing them at the Spain state banquet in July.

Below left, Kate wearing them at ceremonies in Belgium commemorating the battle of Passchendaele; on the right, a much better view of them the night of the Spain state banquet.

Kate carried an evening bag that is a vintage Magid style. Below, the Duchess with the bag at an Action on Addiction engagement in 2014 and at the Royal range Performance in November 2014.

This is the clutch that was a longtime UFO up until November 2014 when a useful visitor shared her pictures of the bag (our original publish on the bag identification is here). below you see the bag tonight as well as in 2014, along with one of the photos shared by our anonymous reader.

MAR 28 2018: Kate M Cambridge pointed out on Twitter that Carole Middleton has likewise carried this handbag.

Kate wore a poppy we’ve not seen before; it looks like it is made from felt. I included a similar style from the Poppy Shop; the lighting much better shows exactly how a felt pin looks.  Last year the Duchess wore the ‘Callas’ evening coat from Temperley London (original publish here). In 2015 she was in a Dolce as well as Gabbana lace gown (original publish here).

Thousands of poppy petals rain down on the audience during two minutes of silence, followed by the national anthem.

And active-duty servicemen as well as women lead three cheers for HM.

This is such a nifty photo of HM as she is leaving the event, I had to add it to the post.

We will see you tomorrow for Remembrance Sunday events.


Visit the Royal British Legion website here; the organization’s Facebook page is here and its Twitter feed is here

The Legion’s online Poppy shop is here; if interested in the history of the event, click here

The Mirror’s picture gallery is here; just Jared’s gallery is here; the Fug Girls gallery is here

The everyday Mail’s story is here; The Sun’s protection is here; The reveal story is here; the Hello! story is here


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