The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince Harry, traveled to France today. They were visiting the country to attend a memorial event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. The Battle of the Somme was a horrific battle fought during the first World War and resulted in the loss of thousands of men.
The battle at the Somme was one of the bloodiest battles in human history, as Wikipedia recounts. The Battle of the Somme took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916 on both sides of upper reaches of the River Somme in France. It was the largest battle of the First World War on the Western Front; more than one million men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history.
Kate, William and Harry were on hand to commemorate the horrific loss of life suffered during the battle. The first day on the Somme was the worst day in the history of the British army, which had c. 57,470 casualties.
For the somber event, Kate paired a new coat, the Missoni Long Snake Stitch Coat, with an unidentifiable black dress underneath. We have all the details about the coat – and repliKates – at the WWKD RepliKate database.
She paired the oversize pearl earrings we first saw at the Trooping of the Colour with a chic black pillbox hat. She completed the look with black pumps and her black Bayswater clutch from Mulberry.
It was undoubtedly an emotional engagement for the royals – especially we’d imagine for William and Harry given their military service.
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