In her most recent royal engagement Kate Middleton wore a very special brooch, when she visited the Imperial War Museum.
Kate Middleton recently returned to her royal duties with a brand new look, after giving birth for the third time. Accompanied with her husband Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge has been stunning the public at every royal engagement with her outfits, even sometimes going for a re-vamp of an old outfit she wore in the past.
The mother of three, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 6…months, recently paid a visit to the Imperial War Museum just before Armistice Day.
One thing that stuck out was the poppy she wore on her dress. But as it turns out there is a very special meaning behind the brooch that the Duchess of Cambridge chose for that particular royal engagement.
After a more closer examination, it was concluded that Kate was wearing a Women of the First World War brooch. The golden brooch was released by the British Legion this year in honor of the women who served and lost their lives in WWI.
The Women of the First World War brooch has a red enamel poppy, with gold embellishing and topped off with fancy-looking baguette crystals.
The brooch comes with a certificate to commemorate the life of all women who lost their life as a result of the First World War, and you can find them online for around 29,99 pounds.
Talking about their commemorative brooches, the British Legion said: “Women played a huge role in the First World War. They served as nurses in the field hospitals, and here at home. They worked in factories, making munitions. They worked on the land. And they were recognized afterwards with the right to vote.
“100 years on, The Royal British Legion have created this special brooch dedicated to the memory of the courageous women who served and lost their life as a direct result of the First World War.”
The connection goes deeper, as Kate’s great-grandmother Olive worked as a VAD nurse with the British Red Cross during the war.
During her visit to the Imperial War Museum, Kate got the chance to look at her great-nan’s registration card. She also saw a postcard from her great grandfather, who served as a Lieutenant in the war.