Skip to Content

Kate Solemn in Diane von Furstenberg for Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday’s somber tone was reflected in apparel and accessory choices for all at today’s ceremonies.

Splash News

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.

Diane von Furstenberg at

The coat is 100% wool, featuring soutache trim on the detachable collar and cuffs, Kate wore it without the cuff trim.

Diane von Furstenberg

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.

DVF ‘Lio’ Wool Coat

The distinctive buttons add a touch of panache to an understated piece.

The hat 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.  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.

The Telegraph



Pin It

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Thursday 17th of November 2011

Wasn't able to keep up with this in real time due to travel, so I don't know what everyone else thought but... wow! I think she looks amazing! I really love the hat. Its structural build really makes her facial features pop.


Wednesday 16th of November 2011

I highly doubt she's had plastic surgery done. I, too, think that she's put on weight. I looked at a picture of her when she was at Wimbledon this summer and compared to how she looks now she's put on much needed weight. And she looks so much better with it, younger and less harsh. I love how she looks in the pictures from last Sunday. She's such a pretty girl. And I love her eyebrows ;-)

Raluca Ferrari

Tuesday 15th of November 2011

The earrings are from Kiki McDonough Grace Collection. The same earrings she wore in Canada July 1, 2011 or the day she arrived in Los Angeles, July 8, 2011.

Raluca Ferrari

Tuesday 15th of November 2011

The earrings are very similar to those she had in Canada in July. Very nice!

Raluca Ferrari

Tuesday 15th of November 2011

She looks so beautiful. Black suites her very well. She is so charming and elegant.


Tuesday 15th of November 2011

Duchess of Cambridge brings back style and class to the House of Windsor, it's been lacking since Princess Diana passed away, I hope their first baby is a girl and they name her Diana Frances after William's late MOM

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.