Today, millions of people around the world will pause to remember and pay respect to all those in the armed forces who have paid the ultimate price for their country. Today, 100 years after the First World War broke out, the Queen led Remembrance Sunday ceremonies today at Whitehall’s Cenotaph to honour all those who have fallen in armed combat.
Wearing a black Alexander McQueen coat, fascinator and adorned with the most fitting accessory of the day – a single poppy – the Duchess of Cambridge took in the solemn events on the balcony with the Duchess of Cornwall and the Countess of Wessex.
While today is most decidedly not about what Kate was wearing, for those curious, it appears to be a bespoke version of an Alexander McQueen double breasted wool jacket. Versions of the jacket are still available. Sophie, Countess of Wessex, also wore the same design.
Like Kate, we pause today to honour all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We thank you for your service, your dedication and your commitment to our freedom.
We remember those who made the great sacrifice during the two World Wars;
We remember those who have given their lives in the service of their country in other conflicts;
We pray for those who suffer at this time;
We pray for those who have been bereaved;
We pray for peace;
We pray that we may be worthy of the sacrifice made on our behalf.