It’s Saturday evening and Prince William and Kate have just arrived at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
This year marks 100 years of the Royal British Legion and the poppy becoming the national symbol of remembrance.
The musical performances will be led by Alexandra Burke, Cynthia Ervio, Alfie Boe and Gregory Porter.
For the occasion, the Duchess is rewearing her black Eponine London dress which we first saw her in at the Dear Evan Hansen performance in February 2020. She combined it with a black Alexander McQueen clutch she also wore to the Festival in 2019.
The couple wore red poppy pins — the symbol of remembrance for World War I and veterans.
While the Queen has had to cancel her appearance at the Festival of Remembrance, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla are also among the attendees as well as the Duke and Duchess of Wessex.
A statement released by Buckingham Palace on 29 October read: “The doctors have advised that Her Majesty can continue to undertake light, desk-based duties during this time, including some virtual audiences, but not to undertake any official visits. Her Majesty regrets that this means she will be unable to attend the Festival of Remembrance on Saturday November 13.
Still, Her Majesty will attend the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph on 14 November.
Earlier this week, Prince William and Kate made a very poignant change to their social media accounts. The couple temporarily changed their profile photos both on Instagram and Twitter to mark Armistice Day on 11 November and Remembrance Sunday on 14 November.
This new image features a single red poppy printed with the number 100, in honour of the Royal British Legion’s centenary.