Kate Middleton makes emotional visit to London's Imperial War Museum

Bessie Dean
November 2, 2018

Kate viewed the poppy installation at the museum entrance and was dressed in a royal blue Jenny Packham dress paired with a dusky pink clutch and matching stilettos for the occasion.

The Duchess was shown several of the documents including a letter of condolence to her family from the Keeper of the Privy Purse at Buckingham Palace.

The eldest, Major Francis, served with the 8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment and was killed by a bomb in 1917 aged 31.

Kate Middleton missed out on Prince William's private working trip to Africa earlier this fall, when the Duke of Cambridge traveled to Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya for his work as the president of United for Wildlife and patron of Tusk conservation organizations.

IN what was a more sombre royal engagement ahead of Armistice Day, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge has viewed letters relating to her great-grandmother's three brothers who all died during WWI.

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She was also shown a letter sent by her great-grandfather about the death of one of the young men. Yesterday the Duchess of Cambridge along with her husband Prince William played tennis at the Coach Core center, in the County of Essex, and today returned to London to visit the Imperial war Museum.

"He promised her that [Kate's family] would always stay a part of the family and they have done that", she says.

He was the first of the brothers to be killed during the war in 1915.

Among the documents was also one of the official telegrams breaking the news that one of them had been killed.

Mr Richards said: "She was extremely interested in them, it's always nice to have that family connection that helps you understand something like the First World War".

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