The Duchess of Cambridge speaks to bereaved military families in honour of Remembrance Day

Francesca Rice
·2-min read

From Good Housekeeping

The Duchess of Cambridge spent time time speaking to Armed Forces families who have lost loved ones in honour of Remembrance Day on 11 November.

Kate spoke to the military families via video chat in order to hear about what Remembrance Week means to them, and to also find out more about the ways in which The British Royal Legion and other members of the Armed Forces community have helped support them.

In a clip shared on the official @KensingtonRoyal Instagram account, we hear Kate telling the families: "Thank you so much. Honestly it's been a real honour to speak to all of you.

Photo credit: Twitter / @KensingtonRoyal
Photo credit: Twitter / @KensingtonRoyal

"And I think I speak for the whole nation when I say just how proud you should be of your loved ones, and for the sacrifice and the bravery that they've shown."

The royal continued: "And I'll certainly be thinking of you this difficult week, and will be for many years to come, so thank you so much."

Later in the clip, we see the duchess speak to the son of a member of the Armed Forces who was killed in action.

"Are those your daddy's medals?" Kate asks him. "Well, it's very special you're wearing them."

The accompanying caption on the Instagram posts also pays tribute to the work of The Royal British Legion, reading: "The @RoyalBritishLegion provides lifelong support to anyone who has served with the British Armed Forces and their families.

"The Duchess of Cambridge spoke to Armed Forces families who have lost loved ones to hear about the impact that #Remembrance week has for them.

Photo credit: Twitter / @KensingtonRoyal
Photo credit: Twitter / @KensingtonRoyal

"Together they spoke about the support that they receive from members of the Armed Forces community, including other bereaved families, and from the Royal British Legion."

The post concludes with the hashtag: "#WeWillRememberThem".

The Duchess looked elegant as usual for the occasion, choosing a black and white silk blouse, which appears to be a high street design from British brand Ghost.

The chic white top boasts an on-trend statement scalloped collar in black, and was available to buy for 拢79, although it has now sold out.

Photo credit: Ghost
Photo credit: Ghost

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