venerdì 13 marzo 2015

Afghanistan, a Service of Commemoration at St Paul's Cathedral

As those of you who've been following the blog for some time will know, I don't usually follow up day-to-day royal events with specific blog posts, but I made an exception for today's Service of Commemoration, which took place at St Paul's Cathedral in London to mark the end of combat operations in Afghanistan.

The Order of Service.

The service was attended by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by other senior members of the Royal Family, notably including Prince Harry, who himself saw active service during the Afghan war.

The Queen accessorised her turquoise ensamble (the hat is a particular favourite of mine!) with one of Queen Victoria's pearl and diamond brooches:

The Duchess of Cambridge was in a new navy wool coat by Beulah London (who confirmed she was indeed wearing one of their garments, the Chiara Wool trapeze overcoat in navy, which remain available for £650). It is entirely possible the dress she was wearing underneath, although it's impossible to say for sure as we got just a peek:

A new (sapphire and diamond?) necklace and matching earrings were debuted:

The Duchess completed her look with her Stuart Weitzman navy suede "Muse" clutch and (Cornelia James?) gloves:

I absolutely loved her look today! I thought it was just perfect for the occasion and the hat is on its way to become one of my all time favourite of hers!

 Prince Harry greeting his father at the entrance of the Cathedral.

The day's events culminated in a flypast of some of the current RAF, Royal Navy and British Army aircraft used in Afghanistan, which flew over St Paul's Cathedral at 12.25pm:

I'll leave you with one of my favourite photos of the day, of the Duke of Edinburgh gallantly supporting his wife down the Cathedral steps at the end of the service - aww! So sweet!

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