Remembrance Sunday’s somber tone was reflected in apparel and accessory choices for all at today’s ceremonies.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Kate and Sophie,Countess of Wessex, watched the ceremonies as their husbands participated. More from the Telegraph‘s story:
The Queen led the laying of the wreaths and was followed in seniority by the other royals – Philip, Charles, William, Andrew, Edward, Anne and Prince Edward – the Duke of Kent.
Kate’s coat is a 2008 piece by Diane von Furstenberg, identifed by WKW Facebook friend and super-sleuth Mary-Ellen, she is the only person to have correctly IDed the garment, our thanks also to WKW FB friend Brittany for filling us in on the year the coat was made. I was very much mistaken in my belief Kate would opt for a UK designer for this function, fortunately Mary-Ellen was able to set me straight.
The coat is 100% wool, featuring soutache trim on the detachable collar and cuffs, Kate wore it without the cuff trim.
Above the waist this piece shows many classic design elements found in a trench coat, storm flaps, double breasted styling, etc. Difficult to see in these photos, the coat’s dropped waist and pleating that create additional volume, Kate seems to have a fondness for that extra fabric from the waist down in many of her long coats.
In these two images from a long-expired online auction you can better see the detailing, our thanks to Vittoria at The Beautiful Things for letting us know about the additional images.
The distinctive buttons add a touch of panache to an understated piece.
remains unidentified at this point is by Jane Corbett, my apologies for not updating this earlier, Ms. Corbett sent a lovely acknowledgement of this early this morning.
Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, with ceremonies throughout the UK.Â It is always the Sunday closest to November 11, Armistice Day, that date marked the end of World War I.
The ceremony is simply beautiful to watch, here is a link to one of The Telegraph’s video reports.