The Duchess of Cambridge visits the Imperial War Museum

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Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images

The Duchess of Cambridge opened two new galleries at the Imperial War Museum this week, ahead of Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

Keen photographer Kate officially opened The Second World War Galleries and The Holocaust Galleries whilst also viewing a special exhibition that she contributed to.

Kate took two photographs of Holocaust survivors and their grandchildren last year to mark 75 years since the end of the Holocaust, which have been featured in the Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors exhibition.

The exhibition is in the new The Holocaust Galleries, which tell the individual stories of some of the six million Jewish people murdered in the Holocaust through over 2,000 photos, books, artworks, letters and personal belongings.

The mum-of-three looked as chic as always, wearing an Alexander McQueen military-style blouse that she’s been pictured in before, with a navy Catherine Walker coat, trousers and a visible knitted poppy brooch.

Kate then viewed the Imperial War Museum's new Second World War Galleries, which display over 1,500 collection items from 80 countries that bring to life the impact of the Second World War on millions of people.

During her visit, Kate was reunited with the individuals she photographed – Stephen Frank BEM and Yvonne Bernstein and said she was "honoured" that her photographs have been included as part of the exhibition.

Kate took the images of Stephen and Yvonne back in January 2020 at Kensington Palace to mark 75 years since the end of the Holocaust. At the time, she said they were "two of the most life-affirming people" she had ever met and that their stories would stay with her forever.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridges are among other members of the Royal Family who have updated their social media accounts to mark Remembrance Week.

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