The Duchess in Catherine Walker for national Day of reflection

The Duke as well as Duchess of Cambridge visited Westminster Abbey today. 

They were at the Abbey to see the COVID-19 vaccination center as well as to mark the National Day of reflection commemorating the one-year anniversary of the UK’s very first lockdown.  

Roya Nikkhah posted a video of the couple arriving. 

Here you see the Duke as well as Duchess as they are greeted by the Abbey’s Dean, the extremely Reverend Dr. David Hoyle (far right), as well as the Receiver General, Paul Baumann. 

The Abbey has stayed open for everyday public worship during the pandemic; the vaccine center was opened by the NHS (National health and wellness Service) in early March. much more from town as well as Country:  

 The almost 1,000-year-old church has been turned into a vaccination center temporarily, as well as Britain’s national health and wellness service reports it is administering roughly 2,000 shots a week in what is known as the Poets’ Corner.

The royals spoke with staff.

And they chatted with volunteers.

More from The Belfast Telegraph. 

William told one vaccination team that he as well as Kate had not had their jabs yet.

“I’m a while away yet up until I get mine. however you’re getting there quite quick so it won’t be long,” he said.

Westminster Abbey writes in a publish on its site, “Vaccinations take location in the business of the numerous writers, actors as well as other luminaries memorialised in Poets’ Corner. The lobby area for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, opened in 2018, is utilized for the crucial support functions of deliveries, storage as well as a pharmacy, including the controlled storage of vaccines.” 

From The everyday Mail: 

Property manager George Clarke was amazed to see the royal couple as he was queuing for his vaccination. The 26-year-old, who suffers from asthma as well as was prioritised for vaccination, told MailOnline: ‘As I walked into Westminster Abbey I saw William as well as Kate chatting to some of the people who were there. They both looked extremely relaxed as well as were smiling. You might tell all those arriving for their vaccine were pleased to see them.’   

The Day of reflection was organized by Marie Curie, an end-of-life charity, “to show on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved, as well as hope for a brighter future.” Simon Perry reports, the day included “a one-minute silence as people remembered the much more than 125,000 British deaths due to COVID-19 as well as paid tribute to the frontline workers who have been battling the pandemic.”  right here you see nurses during the one-minute silence at a Marie Curie hospice in Penarth, Wales.

The scene at St. Thomas’s medical facility in London at noon today.

The service of remembrance at Lichfield Cathedral in Lichfield, Staffordshire. 

Angel Connolly ties a yellow ribbon to a entrance after a little service at St Catherine’s Church in London. 

Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire.

Staff at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary mark the occasion. 

The Duke as well as Duchess took part in the moment of silence while at the Abbey. We return to The Belfast Telegraph’s coverage: 

The Duke as well as Duchess of Cambridge have observed a personal moment of reflection in Westminster Abbey to keep in mind those who lost their lives in the pandemic.

On the anniversary of the very first national lockdown, William as well as Kate held a minute’s silence at midday in the abbey’s Shrine of St Edward the Confessor.

The Cambridges were joined by the Dean of Westminster the extremely Reverend Dr David Hoyle as well as stood in silence before the Dean delivered a series of short prayers.

William then lit a candle in remembrance at the altar of the Shrine, as well as Kate placed fresh daffodils next to the candle. 

Daffodils (Narcissus) are considered a sign of rebirth. 

HM sent a bouquet of flowers from Windsor Castle as well as a note to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, where Prince Philip was treated for a number of weeks for a heart condition. Below, a Marie Curie nurse with the bouquet as she observes the moment of silence at St. Bartholomew’s.

Emily Nash writes in her hi story the bouquet included irises, tulips, mixed narcissi, as well as ranunculus.

The note accompanying the flowers.

Nurses at St. Bart’s with the flowers as well as a framed copy of the Queen’s message. 

Prince Charles, who is Marie Curie’s royal patron, posted a message about the day on social media, calling on people to “remember the lives tragically cut short” by the virus. 

The message on a Tube board. 

Tonight candles were lit as well as buildings illuminated as part of the day’s events. 

We now make a extremely sharp turn to what Kate wore for today’s observance. She was in a coat by Catherine Walker, the Valeria style. 

Made in cream-colored soft wool, it showcases an off-center scalloped front closure as well as textured lace panels, described as “an artisanal method to embellishment.”   

A better look at the lace. 

Many thanks to Caroline Parr of The everyday Mail for her speedy ID.  below the coat, the Duchess wore a cream skirt or dress. 

Kate carried the Métier London handbag seen at an engagement last week at the Newham Ambulance Service. 

The ‘Mini Roma’ style ($1170) is made of suede as well as measures approximately 4″ x 8″. It has a curved front flap with a twist-lock clasp, several interior compartments, as well as a detachable metal chain deal with as well as an adjustable leather strap. 

We were hoping for one more look at the brown suede pumps likewise worn last week; today we got that second look. The argument continues as to whether this is the Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ style in a color called ‘clover suede’ (shown below left at discounter Gilt [$499]; they’re likewise offered in restricted sizes at off-price retailer Bluefly [$498.99]; on the right, the Gianvito Rossi 85 in brown suede at Net-a-Porter ($318, now sold out).

At this point, I’m leaning toward the Rossi, however would feel much better seeing the shoe’s sole.  I believe Gabi at first suggested the Jimmy Choo style, as well as Christine Ross pointed out the Gianvito Rossi. (I might quickly have this wrong, so let me understand if that’s the case.) 

It looked like Kate brought back her Annoushka Baroque Pearl Drops ($395) suspended from Kiki McDonough Diamond as well as Yellow Gold Hoops (£500, about $690 at today’s exchange rates). 

The Duchess wore her hair partially up as well as opted for a disposable mask as opposed to one of her Amaia Kids styles. 

One much more picture from today’s engagement. 


Learn much more about the Marie Curie charity at its site here; the organization’s Facebook page is here; its Twitter feed is here, as well as Instagram page here 

Westminster Abbey’s protection of today’s event is here; St. Bartholomew’s protection on its site of today’s events is here 

The Mirror’s short article by Russell Myer’s is here; Victoria Ward’s everyday Telegraph piece is here; The everyday Mail’s main story is here;

Emily Nash’s piece for hi is here; Simon Perry’s people short article is here; the town as well as country story is here; 

Emily Cronin’s style column for The Telegraph is here; The everyday Mail’s fashion protection is here


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