Today marks the first anniversary of the death of the late, long-reigning British monarch Queen Elizabeth II, and, naturally, members of the royal family are out honoring the queen's life of service with their own dedication. To mark the occasion, Prince William and Kate Middleton—who became the Prince and Princess of Wales shortly following Elizabeth's death and the accession of William's father, King Charles—have traveled to West Wales to meet with members of the local community and pay tribute to the late queen.
To commemorate the day, Kate chose a plum coat dress—one of her signature styles—with gold buttons and a matching hat and shoes. To complete the look, Kate sweetly paid tribute to Elizabeth by choosing a pair of earrings from the late queen's collection. The diamond and pearl drops appear to be the same ones that Elizabeth wore during her own Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 1977.
As part of their trip, William and Kate visited St Davids Cathedral for a private service, including a tribute to Queen Elizabeth. The chapel, which dates back to 1181, is reportedly the only UK cathedral where the Sovereign has had a special stall in the Quire since the Reformation—Elizabeth herself sat in the stall four times over the years while visiting St Davids, according to Kensington Palace. After the service, Kate and William met with locals at the cathedral, including some who had met the late queen during her own trips to the area throughout her 70 years on the throne.
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