Kate Middleton Surprisingly, William joined the memorial service for the 72 victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London. The Duchess of Cambridge also amazed at the new image she gave of herself, an English version of Charlotte Casiraghi’s style, but also and above all a tribute to Lady Diana: white dress by Suzannah London, from £2,450 (2,825 euros), and two-tone vintage shoes that were the princess’ passion.
Kate Middleton, the €2,825 Italian silk dress
After being enchanted with the blue Alexander McQueen coat with the prohibitive neckline, Kate Middleton dares a change of style again. The Duchess of Cambridge chose white, not black, to commemorate the 72 people killed in the horrific fire five years ago. Once upon a time, when Meghan Markle was still in Her Majesty’s service, it was up to her to bring the closeness and support of the Crown to the victims’ families. Today, the task has passed entirely into the hands of William and Kate.
Lady Middleton appeared at the appointment without announcing her presence. She wore a white dress made from fine Italian silk by Suzannah London, which is selling online for £2,450, which is about the same 2,825 euros. It is a shirt dress model with two black buttons on the bodice, which then become a single row on the skirt. The dress, with pleats at the hips to better fit the bust, has a crossed lapel neckline, a white fabric belt, while the sleeves are short and puffy.
Kate Middleton, Diana’s beloved vintage shoes
Kate has paired it with a few unusual shoes for her. These are 1930’s style white slingback pumps with black toe and ankle straps that appear to be inspired by Chanel but are signed instead Alexandra Reich, one of the Duchess’ favorite stylists of late. Costs? 625 pounds, approx 720 euros, which she paired with Emmy London’s white Natasha clutch, the only recycled accessory. The two-tone shoes were a real passion for Diana, who owned different types, white with black tip, white with red tip, or blue with white stripes.
To complete the classic look, her gold hoop earrings with pearl Maria Black. Lady Middleton wore her long hair down while her make-up was in natural tones.
Kate Middleton and William are touched
The Duchess of Cambridge has taken her place a wreath of white flowers in memory of the victims and was moved with her husband as she listened to the stories of a group of children who survived the 2017 fire. William and Kate, along with those attending the memorial service, observed 72 seconds of silence in memory of the 72 people who died at the stake. 18 balloons were also flown into the sky, one for each child who lost their life. Those present were mostly dressed in green, like the green hearts that adorn the wall below the tower.
William and Kate were particularly touched by the poem, written by an 8-year-old girl, entitled Never Forget. One of the verses is: “We cannot change the past, but we can change the future. Never forget”. At the end of the reading, the little girl smiled at the dukes, who joined in the applause.
In 2017, William visited the site of the tragedy with his grandmother Queen Elizabeth. In 2019, Kate Middleton was at the launch of the National Emergencies Trust with her husband. Local residents and families who witnessed the tragedy highlighted how the Dukes of Cambridge’s support was always felt.