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Simon Perry
November 07, 2015 03:45 PM

Princess Kate stepped out with husband Prince William as the royal family marked a somber commemorative weekend of wartime sacrifice.

The couple, both wearing red poppy pins (with Kate wearing a bejeweled version) to memorialize the fallen, joined Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and other senior members of the family on Saturday at the Festival of Remembrance in London.

It is the first time that William and Kate have attended the annual event held at the Royal Albert Hall by the British Legion. The charity raises money to help former members of the armed services and drives the country’s ubiquitous red poppy pins.

(Left) Prince Harry and (right) Prince Philip
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Among the singers at the event are Rod Stewart and Andrea Bocelli, who are performing alongside military bands, including the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, the Queen’s Colour Squadron, the Band of HM Royal Marines, and the Band and Pipes of the Brigade of Gurkhas.

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On Sunday, senior members of the royal family led by the Queen, 89, and political leaders will lay wreaths in memory of the fallen at the Cenotaph at Whitehall in London.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince William
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Last year, Kate watched from the balcony alongside Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as William laid a wreath with his grandmother and other leading figures at the Cenotaph.

William begun the week of recalling the wars both past and present by attending the ceremony for submariners in London, while Prince Harry accompanied Philip, 94, as they laid tiny crosses among the poppies and flower arrangements at Westminster Abbey’s Garden of Remembrance.

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