Kate Middleton is elegant as she joins Prince William at the Grenfell Tower memorial service
Kate Middleton cut an elegant figure as she joined Prince William for the Grenfell Tower memorial service in London today.
The 40-year-old Duchess of Cambridge opted for a stunning white pure Italian silk dress from Suzannah London, priced online at £2,450, which she paired with Alessandra Rich’s £625 two-tone pumps in beige and black.
Kate, mum of three, paired her statement dress — featuring a full skirt, buttoned cuffs and black button detailing down the front — with a matching belt.
Prince William, 39, and Kate listened to heartbreaking stories from child survivors as they joined mourners to commemorate the 72 Grenfell Tower victims who died five years ago today.
As William watched, Kate laid a wreath of white flowers at the base of Grenfell Tower to mark the fifth anniversary of the deadly fire.
Afterwards, both bowed their hoods and paused for a moment of reflection as they stood with survivors of the fire along with relatives.
Kate Middleton cut an elegant figure as she joined Prince William for the Grenfell Tower memorial service in London today
The mum of three kept her style neutral and classy with a beige clutch bag and pearl earrings. She also opted for neutral makeup, with coral lipstick and smokey eye effect
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a memorial service with survivors of the fire along with relatives
Kate kept her style neutral and stylish with a beige clutch bag and pearl earrings. She kept her makeup simple, added a coral lipstick and smokey eye effect, and let go of her dark brown locks.
Meanwhile, it was also revealed that the Duke and Duchess had held a private meeting earlier on Tuesday between the royal couple and those directly affected by the disaster.
The royal couple have long supported survivors and families who died in the June 14, 2017 fire, which was accelerated by deadly combustible cladding and where many of those who died were told to stay in their flats. 72 people died in the tragedy – but more are feared to have died, but were never identified.
Attendees marked the monument with a 72-second silence in memory of the 72 victims of the fire, which took place exactly five years ago.
The mourners wore green scarves and clothing to match the green hearts that adorn the wall beneath the 220-foot tower, which have become a powerful symbol representing the memory of those lost in the tragedy.
Later, green balloons were released in memory of the 18 children who died in the deadly fire.
As Prince William watched, Kate laid a wreath of white flowers at the base of Grenfell Tower to mark the fifth anniversary of the deadly fire
The royal couple has long supported the survivors and families who died in the fire on June 14, 2017
Mourners donned green scarves and clothing to match the green hearts that adorn the wall beneath the 220-foot tower and have become a powerful symbol representing the memory of those lost in the tragedy
Eight-year-old Ayeesha, who survived the fire, also recited a poem she wrote entitled Never Forget, which was greeted with applause from both Prince William and Kate.
She said: ‘We will stay strong, we will rise as a community, we will fight for justice together, we will always remember our friends and our neighbors, we will always remember our home.
“We can’t change the past, but we can change the future. Never forget.’
The little girl smiled as she finished the poem and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could be seen applauding.
Tuesday was the Cambridges’ last public statement of support.
Kate can be seen here talking to kids at the event. During the day, green balloons were launched to commemorate the 18 children who died in the deadly fire
Kate was seen smiling at the event as she spoke to those in attendance at the memorial
William and his grandmother, the Queen, visited the West London site in the days following the fire in June 2017.
And the Duke was joined by his wife when they met survivors as part of the National Emergencies Trust’s 2019 launch.
It comes as local residents praised the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s appearance as “huge” for the community and showed they “shared that feeling” of fifth anniversary mourning.
Mother of five Muna Hussain said her children attended the same school as five of those killed in the fire and her household was evacuated in the days after.
When asked about William and Kate’s performance during the service, Mrs. Hussain, 50, said: ‘I was delighted.
“I was happy to see that at least they know how we feel as a community and they shared that feeling.
‘It makes me very happy. It’s huge, it’s huge for us. It makes you feel better.’