Kate attends Paschendaele commemorations

For the first day of commemorations of the centenary of Passchendaele in Belgium, The Duchess of Cambridge re-used the dress coat she wore for Princess Charlotte’s christening in 2015.

The Duchess of Cambridge at the Menin Gate to mark the centenary of Passchendaele; she wears Alexander McQueen

The dress features a v-neck with thick but short lapels, padded shoulders, an a-line skirt, with single pleat to the back, plus panel detailing to the front and hidden fastenings. It was a bespoke piece made for the Duchess.

She paired the coat with cream and grey/silver, choosing a new pair of shoes, by Emmy. The ‘Rebecca’ heel has a pointed toe and 4.5″ stiletto in the ‘steel’ colour; the shoe is still available, selling for £425.

The Duchess chose Emmy’s ‘Rebecca’ shoe for the Belgium event

The clutch was the Anne Grand-Clement piece we first saw on the recent tour of Germany. A simple pouch bag with zip closure, it has a cubic optical illusion pattern in tones of silver.

Kate’s Anne Grand Clement clutch

Continuing this theme, Catherine opted for her large Balenciaga pearl clip-on earrings, with diamante trim, and the 5-pearl brooch ,which appeared a couple of years ago at Trooping the Colour. Of course, she also wore a poppy for the event, tucked behind the brooch.



Kate’s hat came from Lock and Co, the ‘Marisabell’ style. She first wore this piece in 2015, shortly after the birth of Princess Charlotte. I am not a fan of this hat, due to the awkward way it sits and the ‘dinner plate’-like shape.


Catherine had her hair up, in a side-bun, complete with hair net once more.

What did you think of the look? Let us know in the comments!

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Photos: Ministry of Defence

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  • One thought on “Kate attends Paschendaele commemorations

    1. She looks wonderful. It is encouraging that she is not a spendthrift, and not so high on the Throne that she cannot wear a dress twice….England could probably do well to rotate a few of the Queen’s garments, no one would notice as they are all alike anyway.

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