The royal family attend Commonwealth Day service in London

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The royal family attended a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey this afternoon. The Queen, head of the Commonwealth, was joined by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; the Duke and Duchess of Sussex; and Prince Andrew for the occasion.

Meghan had a change of outfit from the green Erdem ensemble she wore earlier in the day, choosing a rope-print Victoria Beckham dress with matching blazer and pillbox hat. Similarly to the Erdem coat, the dress was also straight off the catwalk (but a bespoke version), having first been shown during the designer's autumn/winter 2019 show in London last month.

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The Duchess of Cambridge opted to embrace brights for the service in a bold red coat dress and matching hat, with neutral accessories.

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Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth nations, most often held on the second Monday in March. Every year a multi-faith service is held at Westminster Abbey in celebration.

Commonwealth Day has a special significance this year, as 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth - a global network of 53 countries and almost 2.4 billion people, a third of the world’s population, of whom 60 percent are under 30 years old.

This year's service will include special musical performances by Grammy-award winning group Clean Bandit and the UK's biggest-selling tenor, Alfie Boe. A reflection will be given by Lewis Pugh, an endurance swimmer, ocean advocate and the UN Patron of the Oceans. It will be broadcast live on BBC One and across the BBC World Service, in celebration of Her Majesty's lifetime commitment to the Commonwealth.

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Earlier in the day, Meghan and Harry visited Canada House in Trafalgar Square to celebrate "the diverse community of Canadians living around the UK", confirmed Kensington Palace.

For last year's Commonwealth Day, Meghan and Kate were co-ordinating in navy, with matching blue suede shoes. The 2018 service took place before Meghan was officially a member of the royal family (two months before the royal wedding), and when Kate was eight months pregnant with Prince Louis.

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