On the 30th of July 2017, Kate and William travelled to Belgium to mark the 100 anniversary of Passchendaele. The events started at the Menin Gate at 8 o’clock, where every night the last post ceremony takes place. Over 200 descendants who have ancestors named on the gate joined to watch the ceremony. Before laying his wreath with the King of Belgium, William gave a short address. At the end of the ceremony, 54000 poppies fell from the roof, to remember all those who died. After this Kate and William got to meet and talk with some of the descendants.
What Kate Wore
Kate wore her Alexander McQueen coat dress, worn first for Charlotte’s Christening
Her hat was first seen at trooping the colour in 2015
She wore her Balenciaga Earrings
She carried her Anna Grand-Clement clutch, seen in Berlin a week ago.
On the 31st of July 2017, Kate and William started their day visting Bedford House, Where they were given a tour and listened to stories been told by interns. They then joined Prince Charles, to visit the Tyne Cot Cemetery. Here the met with Sir timothy Lawrence and the King and Queen of Belgium. During the ceremony, While William read A Soldier of The Great War Known Unto God, Kate lay a posy.
What Kate Wore
Kate wore Catherine Walker, Melrose Coat
Kate wore her Jane Taylor fleur style hat, but with new design.
Kate borrowed a brooch from the Queens collection
Kensington Palace also announced that Catherine Quinn, will become Kate’s private secretary from Octobers on. Catherine replace Rebecca Deacon, who several months ago announced she would be stepping down after 10 years of service to the royal family.