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