The Duchess of Sussex wore two all-black ensembles during the weekend of somber events.
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Over the weekend, the Duchess of Sussex joined the Royal Family to honor Remembrance Day and commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts. This year’s festival marked the 75th anniversary of a number of crucial World War II battles and paid respects to the British Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought in them.
The special tribute began on Saturday, as the Duchess attended the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London in an all-black ensemble, which included a bespoke rose brocade dress by Erdem, Aquazurra pumps in black suede and delicate heart-shaped ruby Jessica McCormack earrings.
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This evening The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accompanied Her Majesty The Queen and members of @TheRoyalFamily to the annual @RoyalBritishLegion Festival of Remembrance. This special event, which has taken place every year since 1923 at the @RoyalAlbertHall, commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts. • This year’s Festival marked the 75th anniversary of a number of crucial battles of 1944, with a particular emphasis on the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought them. A unique tribute was given to acknowledge those involved both past and present, culminating in a special parade of some of the last surviving veterans who fought and served in 1944. • Their Royal Highnesses, who last year attended their first Festival of Remembrance together, were honoured to once again pay tribute to all casualties of war and remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. #FestivalOfRemembrance #WeWillRememberThem Photo © PA / Royal British Legion
On Sunday, the somber events continued in London with the annual Remembrance Day memorial service at the Cenotaph. Prince Harry stood with his brother during the service, and was joined by Prince Edward and Princess Anne. Meanwhile, his wife watched the service from a neighboring balcony in a custom Stella McCartney coat, which she accessorized with a Stephen Jones black wool bow-detail hat. She completed the look with Dents black leather cashmere-lined gloves and a red poppy pin — a symbol to remember those who have lost their lives in war and those who have been killed as a result of terrorism.
See more things the Duchess of Sussex has worn in the gallery below:
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