At 11 o'clock today, the nation fell silent as the Queen led the country in remembering members of the Armed Forces who died in conflict. She was joined at the Cenotaph memorial in London by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prime Minister David Cameron and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Prince William, dressed in his RAF uniform, laid a Remembrance Sunday wreath as his glossily-haired wife watched from a balcony alongside the Countess of Wessex and the Princess Royal's husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence.
The Duchess wearing Diane von Furstenberg in 2011
Kate Middleton looked suitably solemn and regal in head-to-toe black with a wide-brimmed Phillip Treacy hat to match. In true recycling fashion, this is the same 2008 coat by Diane von Furstenberg that the DoC wore to last year's Remembrance Sunday service [above].
The double breasted coat is 100% wool and features a detachable trim to the collar and cuffs which is called ‘soutache’ (a kind of braiding usually reserved for Military uniforms and Cheryl Cole’s tour outfits) to add a touch of glitz to the understated piece.
Kate Middleton repeats her Philip Treacy hat
What Kate Wore notes that the Duchess' headgear is also a repeat. She wore the very same Phillip Treacy number for William’s passing out ceremony at Sandhurst back in 2006 teamed with a red Armani coat. The hat is noticeably less extravagant in comparison to last year's Jane Corbett design, with a simple black bow rather than an elaborate twist, and her hair is in a more modest style compared to the 2011 bounce-a-thon.
Kate topped off the look with a blinging poppy plated with 18-carat gold and featuring red and black crystals. It's available in-store at Marks & Spencer and online at www.poppyshop.org.uk.
So with that, we have another event-appropriate hit from Ms Middy. To see the Duchess' greatest looks, check out Grazia's Kate Middleton Look Book