Kate Middleton joined Prince William and other members of the British Royal Family at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall yesterday, November 12. I’m also including Princess Charlene joining Prince Harry at rugby in this post.
The Royal British Legion’s annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts. The Queen, as Patron of The Royal British Legion, attends every year with members of the Royal Family.
This year’s program included artists Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Laura Mvula, Birdy and Alexander Armstrong who performed alongside the Band of HM Royal Marines, the Band of the Coldstream Guards, Band of the Scots Guards, Band of the Irish Guards and Band of the Welsh Guards, the Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra, the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, and the Royal Air Force Squadronaires.
The event included serving and veteran representatives from across all three Armed Services and a finale with the traditional Two Minute Silence as poppy petals fell from the roof of the Royal Albert Hall, representing lives lost in war.
Royal guests included: the Queen, in her Bronte Porcelain brooch, and Prince Philip.
Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Andrew.
Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Kate wore a new coat from Temperley London, the Callas Evening Coat from the pre-fall 2014 collection. She wore a poppy brooch, her Gianvito Rossi black suede pumps, and carried her Mascaro/Pretty Ballerinas velvet bow clutch. There aren’t any good photos of Kate’s earrings, but Anna over at the Countess of Wessex blog suggests Kate is wearing her Oscar De La Renta pearl disc earrings.
Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
Princess Anne and Tim Laurence.
Also yesterday, Princess Charlene joined Prince Harry at the rugby union test match between England and South Africa at Twickenham Stadium.
And Harry announced that Sydney, Australia would host the 2018 Invictus Games. The Games will take place October 18-29, 2018.