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Duchess Kate joins the queen and other royals at events honoring fallen heroes

by Embry Roberts / / Source: TODAY

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Being a royal means representing the country on occasions both glamorous and grave.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was a somber yet stylish presence at Saturday's Royal Festival of Remembrance in London.

Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, in London.
The duchess arrives at the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance.POOL / Reuters

The annual event, which was held at the Royal Albert Hall, commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.

The duchess, 35, wore a black silk velvet coat dress by one of her favorite designers, Catherine Walker & Co. She topped off the statement coat featuring jet, glass and silver Swarovski buttons with classic pumps and a traditional red paper poppy to honor the fallen troops.

The Duchess of Cambridge attends the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, in London.
No one wears a classic look like Kate.POOL / Reuters

Kate's baby bump was barely visible underneath her coat. (Her third child with Prince William is due in April.)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip also attended, as did their son, Prince Charles, with his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. (Prince William and Prince Harry made appearances at rugby matches on Saturday.)

The Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II attend the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, in London
The duchess with the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II POOL / Reuters

The following day, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Prince Harry and other members of the royal family attended the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in London, where they continued to pay tribute.

The Royal Family Lay Wreaths At The Cenotaph On Remembrance Sunday
The duchess watched Sunday's service from a balcony.Chris Jackson / Getty Images

The queen, 91, broke with tradition by having Charles, 68, lay her wreath during the ceremony. Many saw this as a significant step in the shift to the monarchy’s next generation.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands in silence at the Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph service in London
The queen stands in silence during the service.TOBY MELVILLE / Reuters
Remembarnce Sunday at the Cenotaph in London
Prince Charles lays a remembrance wreath on behalf of the royal family.ANDY RAIN / EPA

It was a big weekend for Britain, and a regal showing by the beloved royal family.

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