The Duchess of Cambridge attended Anzac Day Service

Duchess of Cambridge attended Anzac day service
Duchess of Cambridge attended Anzac day service
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Today, the Duchess of Cambridge Catherine and Duke of Sussex Prince Harry attended the Anzac Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey in London.

Duchess of Cambridge attended Anzac day service
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Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. It is observed on 25th April each year and was originally devised to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served in the Gallipoli Campaign, their first engagement in the Great War from 1914 to1918. Anzac Day is commemorated as a public holiday in both countries with memorial ceremonies held at various locations.

Duchess of Cambridge attended Anzac day service
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Anzac Day has been commemorated in London since the first anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli in 1916, when King George V attended a service at Westminster Abbey and more than 2,000 Australian and New Zealand troops marched through the streets. Since then, Anzac Day has become an important moment to recognize the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who died during the landings, and to honour the sacrifices of men and women in all wars.

Duchess of Cambridge attended Anzac day service

Catherine and Harry arrived at the Abbey together. After listening to rumors of tension for a long time, it was heartwarming to see them smiling and together.

Duchess of Cambridge attended Anzac day service
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The Duchess of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex were joined by the guests including the Duke of Gloucester, Australian High Commissioner, at the Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving. This was a traditional church service, incorporating an ‘Act of Remembrance’, the Last Post and Kemal Ataturk’s words from Anzac Cove read by the Turkish Ambassador to the UK.

Duchess of Cambridge attended Anzac day service

The service started with the Fanfare Trumpeters from the The Royal Artillery Band playing the fanfare at the start of the National Anthem of the United Kingdom.  The Dean of the Westminster Abbey conducted the service and gave the bidding, ‘The spirit of national pride encourages us, as we bring to mind in particular the recent terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. We pray for an end to terror and for the triumph of peace’.

Duchess of Cambridge attended Anzac day service
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A lovely shot of Duchess during the service.

Duchess of Cambridge attended Anzac day service
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After the service Duchess met with the members of the choir.

Duchess of Cambridge attended Anzac day service
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Harry and Catherine talking to the guests.

Duchess of Cambridge attended Anzac day service
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Catherine and harry Leaving the Abbey after the service.

Duchess of Cambridge attended Anzac day service
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Coming to the sartorial details  of the day, Duchess looked lovely in blue coat dress from Catherine Walker.

Duchess of Cambridge attended Anzac day service
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@GabiK_blogoKate noted on twitter that Duchess might be wearing a bespoke version of label’s Amber coat dress that is defined as,”A clever diagonal fastening of dimpled gold buttons adds further interest to this sharp peacock blue coatdress.”.

Catherine Walker Amber Coatdress
Catherine Walker Amber Coatdress

Duchess paired the coatdress with a new hat from a new label. She was wearing a modified version of  Rosie Olivia Varick Hat. Thanks to @Japanese_Ginger  for the id. Defined as, “This hat is designed to sit at a flattering angle to the left of the head and is fitted with a discrete clear elastic that sits behind both ears, beneath the hair” the hat is available for £440.

Rosie Olivia Varick Hat
Rosie Olivia Varick Hat

Duchess chose to pair the outfit with emerald green clutch and  shoes from Emmy London. Thanks  to @GabiK_blogoKate and @Emma4AboutRoyal  for the id. Catherine was carrying Emmy London’s Natasha Greenery & Gold Clutch. The £350 clutch is described as, “A popular Emmy London kid suede clutch bag in a rich greenery shade. This elegant hand-crafted clutch is piped in gold calf leather and opens to reveal a soft neutral oyster suede lining and zip pocket. The clutch is roomy enough for your essentials and fastens with a secure magnetic popper. The rich jet black colour works well with a variety of outfit options and is immensely popular with stylists and the press. There’s handy detachable gold and leather chain strap. This super soft clutch is a must your festive event”.

Emmy London's Natasha Greenery & Gold Clutch
Emmy London’s Natasha Greenery & Gold Clutch

And wore Emmy London Green Suede Rebecca Pumps that she last wore at 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Emmy London Green Suede Rebecca Pumps
Emmy London Green Suede Rebecca Pumps

Duchess finished her look with Kiki Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings that we first saw in 2017 on the day one of Germany Tour.

Kiki Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings
Kiki Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings

And Kiki Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Pendent.

Kiki Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings
Kiki Blue Topaz and Diamond Pendent

I will leave you with this beautiful shot of Catherine at today’s service. Next we will see Catherine on May 1 when she will officially open Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families new Centre of Excellence.

Duchess of Cambridge attended Anzac day service
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Someone is a Big Baby – Prince Louis of Cambridge Turns One

Prince Louis of Cambridge first birthday portrait
Prince Louis of Cambridge first birthday portrait
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Prince Louis of Cambridge is turning one tomorrow. To mark the occasion, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared three pictures of adorable Prince. Look at the cute smile of Louis. He has grown up so much since we last saw him. Louis looks so much like a mix of both George and Charlotte while having a strong resemblance to Catherine.

Prince Louis of Cambridge first birthday portrait
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The pictures were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge at the gardens of their country home Anmer Hall in Norfolk earlier this month. Cambridge family is spending the spring break in Norfolk and will be back this week before George and Charlotte start their schools. A History of Arts Graduate, Duchess of Cambridge Catherine is an amateur photographer and usually takes a lot of pictures of her kids as revealed by her husband Prince William in past. And as always Catherine did an amazing job of capturing the playful side of her son.

Prince Louis of Cambridge first birthday portrait
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Duchess chose to click the pictures in natural light while highlighting her passion about the outdoors. The pictures will not only be part of the family album but also the long-standing history of the British Royal Family. In the portraits, Louis is enjoying his time in the garden area that gives the pictures a bright and colourful background.  About spending time outdoors, Catherine who has designed ‘the RHS Back to Nature Garden‘ for the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show that will be open from May 21 to 25 May this year, recently said,

“Spending quality time together is such an important aspect of family life and for me, as a mother, it is the simple family moments like playing outside together that I cherish,”

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with new baby
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The young Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge was born on April 23, 2018, and just like his older siblings birth, his birth was also celebrated nationwide. It has become a sort of tradition for the couple to share the pictures with the royal fan to mark the big milestones in the lives of their young kids.

Prince Louis of Cambridge first birthday portrait

Palace said, “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share three new photographs of Prince Louis ahead of his first birthday tomorrow”. In two pictures Louis is dressed in a red jumper and in other, he is wearing a blue jumper with a dog print on it. Unlike George, whom we usually see in half-pant, Louis is smartly dressed in the full trouser.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge issuedOfficial portrait of Prince Louis's christening
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Last year we saw the cute prince in November 2018 for the first time after his christening in July 2018.

Prince Charles with Prince Louis, Prince George and Princess Charlotte
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He took the centre stage in the official portraits released by the Clarence House to mark the 70th birthday of Louis’ Grandfather Prince Charles of Wales. In the same month, The London Times printed the photo shoot marking the milestone of Prince Charles’ life that include cute pictures of Cambridge family.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released Christmas Portrait
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Of course, we cannot forget the chubby cheeks we saw in a family portrait released on Christmas. As happened in the past, pictures were embargoed but were leaked online before the official release. I believe both Palace and Media houses need to take corrective measures so that it does not happen in future.

Prince George Official Portrait Christmas 2014
Prince George Official Portrait Christmas 2014

I wish a very happy and blissful birthday to our little Prince. Next, we will see Duchess on Thursday when she will be attending Anzac Day Service at Westminster Abbey. Here I will leave you with portraits of Louis’ elder siblings to refresh the beautiful memories of cuteness that seems to be part of Cambridge genes.

Princess Charlotte official portrait
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Duchess of Cambridge Brought Back Fan Favorite for Easter Service

Duchess of Cambridge at Easter service in Windsor
Duchess of Cambridge at Easter service in Windsor
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine, today joined Her Majesty for the Easter Sunday service at the St. George’s chapel in Windsor. Queen has celebrated the Easter Sunday at Windsor Castle for a long time. This was the third time when Duke and Duchess have attended the Easter service.

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Today, also  marked the 93rd birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. Born in 1926, Queen Elizabeth II is the oldest living Monarch of United Kingdom and 15 Commonwealth realms. A public ceremony Trooping the Colour is held in June to mark Queen’s birthday every year.

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Joining William and Catherine on Queen’s birthday Easter service were Prince Harry, Princess Anne and her husband, Mike and Zara Tindall, Peter and Autumn Phillips, Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice and Wessex family.  Later in the day, the Band of the Irish Guards will perform a rendition of Happy Birthday in Queen’s honour on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace as part of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

 

A video of royals arriving at the chapel.

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William and Catherine sharing a special moment. April was a quite month for Cambridge family as George and Charlotte are on spring break from school. The family will be back to Kensington Palace this week after celebrating Louis’ first birthday on wednesday.

 

Queen arrived at the chapel and was received by the family members and Dean.

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A video of the day.

Giving her fans and followers a treat, Duchess of Cambridge brought back the stunning outfit, that we all were wishing her to bring back from a long time.

 

We were speculating that Duchess will bring this outfit for Easter service on twitter.

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She chose her Alexander McQueen Dove Gray Coat that we first saw in April 2014 at Easter Service during Australia tour. The bespoke coat is seamlessly tailored to fit Duchess’s slim figure.  Featuring Catherine’s favourite silhouette the collarless knee length coat came with a matching dress.

Duchess of Cambridge at Easter service in Windsor
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Keeping up the old look, Duchess paired the coat with a gray Jane Taylor ‘Lupin’ Grey Velour Felt Teardrop Beret also seen on 2014 Easter Service in Australia.

Robinson Pelham Wedding Earrings
Robinson Pelham Wedding Earrings

Another favoritie element of the look was her earrings. Catherine chose diamond earrings that she wore at the her wedding 8 years ago in 2011. The Robinson Pelham Wedding Earrings were gift from her parents and today was the third time we saw her wearing the earrings. After her wedding, she wore them in 2016 at Garter Service.

Emmy London Rebecca Cinder Suede Pumps
Emmy London Rebecca Cinder Suede Pumps

Duchess was wearing her Emmy London Rebecca Cinder Suede Pumps that we also saw on Commonwealth service this year.

Emmy London Natasha Cinder Clutch
Emmy London Natasha Cinder Clutch

And carried Emmy London Natasha Cinder Clutch also carried on Commonwealth service this year.

Oak Leaf Acorn Brooch
Oak Leaf Acorn Brooch

Duchess finished the look with her Oak Leaf Acorn Brooch believed to be another wedding gift from her parents.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Norfolk Horse trials with George and Charlotte

Last we got an unexpected surprise when Cambridge and Tindalls were seen at a family day out in Norfolk.

 

Next, we will see Duchess of Cambridge on April 25 when she will attend the Anzac Day Service at Westminster Abbey. I am also expecting to see some cute photoes marking Prince Louis’ first birthday this week.

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