In honor of Remembrance Day, Kate Middleton brought back the military-inspired coat she wore to the same event three years ago.
On November 14, the Duchess of Cambridge wore her black Alexander McQueen tailored jacket with a white collar and shoulder embellishments at the National Service Of Remembrance at the Cenotaph war memorial in London. The first time she wore the coat was at the service in 2018. This time around, she paired it with a black wide-brimmed hat and a pair of pearl earrings from Princess Diana’s collection. Of course, she also wore the commemorative red poppy pins to honor fallen military members.
While the Duchess was joined by most of the royal family, Queen Elizabeth was not in attendance due to an injury. “The Queen, having sprained her back, has decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend today’s Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph,” Buckingham Palace announced on Sunday, per People. “Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service.”
This is the second notable time in recent months that Kate Middleton has revisited a wardrobe favorite at a highly publicized event.
On Sunday, October 17, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the 2021 Earthshot Prize awards ceremony, an eco-friendly event hosted by Prince William to celebrate environment leaders working to save and protect the planet. Celebrity guests—including Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, and Emma Watson—asked specifically not to purchase any new clothing for the ceremony.
For the event, the Duchess recycled another Alexander McQueen item: her fan-favorite lavender gown that she wore to a black-tie BAFTA event in Los Angeles back in 2011. She looked just as stunning in the dress 10 years later, though she did swap out the original belt for gold, which perfectly complemented the event’s green carpet.
The Earthshot Prize awards ceremony will be held annually for the next 10 years. Each year five scientists, activists, and organizations around the world will be awarded prizes of $1.3 million to further their environmental efforts.
“The challenge the duke set himself was, ‘What is the maximum positive personal contribution I can make in the next 10 years in the fight against climate change?” Royal Foundation chief executive Jason Knauf explained, per People. “‘What am I going to do in the next decade that means I can look my children in the eye and say that I did my bit?’ Every aspect of the prize bears the stamp of his contribution.”