Kate Middleton Attends Remembrance Day Service Alongside Queen Elizabeth

The Duchess opted for a black coat with a white collar

Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Kate Middleton

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  • – 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.
  • – The First World War ended, and the Armistice came into effect, at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918, exactly 100 years ago today.
  • – The royal family marks the anniversary every year, honoring all military personnel who lost their lives during the war.
  • – Millions of people were killed during World War I, which lasted from July 28 1914, to November 11, 1918.
  • – 2018 is the first time that Kate Middleton has shared the balcony with the Queen on Remembrance Day.

Following her attendance at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday night, alongside Meghan MarkleKate Middleton stepped out to mark the Centenary of the end of the First World War.

Standing on a balcony overlooking the Cenotaph in London with Queen Elizabeth II and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Kate wore a black coat with a white collar. Twitter user @princesskate_GB notes that the coat is likely a version of a previous McQueen design:

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Kate Middleton at at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London

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Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Kate Middleton

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Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Kate Middleton

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The royals partook in two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. to signify the moment the Armistice came into effect on November 11, 1918. The royal family, and members of the general public, always pay tribute to the moment the First World War ended, and the fact that 2018 marks the Armistice’s Centenary is especially important:

Meghan also wore a black coat, which featured short capped sleeves, to the Remembrance Day service.

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Meghan Markle at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London

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On behalf of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles laid today’s first wreath at the Cenotaph, in remembrance of all those who died:

This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.

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