Kate Middleton wears all black all weekend long and recycles her DVF coat at Sunday’s Remembrance Day ceremony

Kate Middleton Diane von Furstenberg Remembrance Day 2012
Kate Middleton Diane von Furstenberg Remembrance Day 2012
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While part of Kate Middleton’s job as the Duchess of Cambridge is to always be appropriately dressed for any occasion, royal or otherwise, this sometimes means choosing an outfit that will keep the spotlight off of her. Sunday’s Remembrance Day ceremony is a prime example of this, with Kate choosing to wear the same Diane von Furstenberg coat she wore last year. The accessories, however, were different this time around: Kate Middleton wore black wide-brimmed hat by Philip Treacy (much larger than last year’s Jane Corbett hat) and a jewelled poppy brooch from the Royal British Legion. (Considering how many loosely-secured poppy pins us Canadians lose during Remembrance Day season, a brooch seems like a smart choice—something to consider purchasing for next year!) Kate was also wearing pearl earrings by Annoushka and black gloves from Black.co.uk which had a small bow on the side of each wrist—an elegant detail that was easily hidden by the large cuffs of Kate’s coat.

Kate Middleton was also in all-black on Saturday, when she was spotted shopping at Harvey Nichols in London. The black coat—which she seems to only wear on non-official occasions—is one of the Duchess’ unidentified items. (Perhaps it’s another of her own creations?) Kate’s shoes, by Kurt Geiger, are also a pair we haven’t seen her wear out at royal events. But what we’re really enamoured with the ponytail: Featuring a middle part, it’s perfectly bouncy and swept back with just the right amount of volume at the crown. Will there ever be a day when we don’t covet Kate Middleton’s hair? Probably not…