Kate recycles an old favourite wool coat as she and William step out in rainy London together for Holocaust Memorial Day

The Duke and Duchess attended a commemorative ceremony to honour those affected by the Holocaust.
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Duchess Catherine and Prince William have stepped out together on a rainy day in London to attend a Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony.

Stepping out in Westminster on Monday, January 27, the Duke and Duchess paid their respects alongside some of the UK’s politicians and civic leaders.

Duchess Catherine and Prince William stepped out in rainy London on Monday for a poignant service.


Kate looked beautiful in a grey Catherine Walker coat, the very same style she wore last year while visiting Kings College alongside the Queen herself.

Considering she’s previously worn the dress for an event with Her Majesty, we’re guessing this is a particularly special garment rolled out for only the most important engagements.

The Duchess wore her hair in a half-up-half-down style, and accessorised with a pair of glittering silver earrings.

Kate recycled one of her favourite coats for the occasion.


The royal was glowing as she spoke to special guests at the service.


During the poignant event, Prince William shared an emotional speech, where he referenced his great-grandmother Princess Alice.

Kate and Wills then helped survivors on-stage to light six candles – these were then shared to light 75 candles which marked the 75th anniversary since the liberation of Auschwitz.

William and Kate paid their respects by lighting six candles during the service.


Earlier in the day, the Palace also revealed Kate’s incredible new photography project – the Duchess took beautful pictures of two Holocaust survivors with their grandchildren.

Kate photographed Steven Frank with his granddaughters, Maggie and Trixie, and in a second portrait, Kate snapped Yvonne Bernstein with her granddaughter, Chloe.

“I wanted to make the portraits deeply personal to Yvonne and Steven – a celebration of family and the life that they have built since they both arrived in Britain in the 1940s,” Kate said in a statement.

See the stunning images here.

The Palace also dropped three beautiful behind the scenes images from the Duchess’ shoot.

(Kensington Palace)

To mark the incredible moment, the Palace also shared some beautiful behind the scenes images of Kate from the day of the shoot.

In the sweet pictures, Kate is seen alongside her subjects laughing and chatting to them.

Speaking of the two survivors she spoke to, Kate elaborated in the statement: “They look back on their experiences with sadness but also with gratitude that they were some of the lucky few to make it through. Their stories will stay with me forever.”

“Their stories will stay with me forever” – Kate was deeply moved by the experience.

(Kensington Palace)

The Duchess pictured survivors alongside their family members.

(Kensington Palace)
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