The Duchess of Sussex in Stella McCartney for Second Remembrance Sunday – UPDATED
Today Meghan attended her second Remembrance Sunday.
Chelsea Pensioners at Horse Guards Parade this morning ahead of the service and parade.
Another look at the Pensioners.
Ahead of the Two Minute Silence at 11am, veteran members of the armed services line up at the Cenotaph.
Another look at veterans, services members and charity workers at the Cenotaph.
Nearly 900 personnel from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force were present at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, to watch as members of the Royal Family and senior politicians laid wreaths after the two minutes’ silence at 11am in commemorating the servicemen and women killed in all conflicts since the First World War.
Below, an overhead view of the Cenotaph ahead of the wreath laying.
Below on the balcony at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Whitehall, London; The Duchess of Cornwall, HM Queen Elizabeth II, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Countess of Wessex, The Duchess of Sussex and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.
A closer look at Meghan with Sophie and Princess Anne’s husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.
And a look at Camilla, The Queen and Kate.
The Prince of Wales was the first to lay a wreath on behalf of his mother, Her Majesty the Queen.
Prince Charles salutes at the Cenotaph.
Below, William and Harry at the Cenotaph.
The Duke of York, the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of Cambridge (far right) each lay a wreath.
Harry salutes after laying his wreath.
The UK’s Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter was in attendance at the Cenotaph and laid a wreath alongside the Chiefs of the Royal Navy, Army and RAF.
From the BBC, General Carter, told the BBC One’s Andrew Marr show that it was important to remember that Remembrance Sunday was not only about older people and previous generations.
Gen Carter – Britain’s most senior military officer – said many who participated in the commemorations were young men and women who fought in places such as Afghanistan.
“We have to remember the living veterans as well who have a huge amount to offer to society,” he added.
In Scotland the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, laid a wreath at the Stone of Remembrance in Edinburgh City Chambers before giving a reading at the service at St Giles’ Cathedral.
From the BBC, In her address, Ms Sturgeon said of those who lost their lives serving their country —
“Their sacrifice is responsible for the freedoms and the way of life that we take for granted today.
“This is an opportunity to give gratitude, to show our respect, and to send a message that that sacrifice will never be forgotten.
“I’m privileged today to lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Scotland and I do so with the utmost gratitude and respect, not just for the sacrifices of the past, but for the courage and the sacrifices of our armed forces today.”
A closer look at the wreath.
In Northern Ireland. Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) , Leo Varadkar, laid a green laurel wreath at the war memorial in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.
And a close up of their wreath.
Ceremonies also took place in Wales including a ceremony at the Welsh National War Memorial in Cardiff.
The Royal Navy shared this image of the HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s largest warship. The 850 members of the ship’s company and embarked squadrons staged a spectacular display to mark Remembrance Sunday.
Finally, a look at the grave of the unknown soldier at Westminster Abbey.
We have a very brief look at what Meghan wore for today’s services.
UPDATE: Stella McCartney has confirmed that Meghan’s coat is from her Autumn 2019 collection. NOTE: The stock photo below is the closest style to the coat Meghan is wearing. Meghan’s coat may be a bespoke piece based off of the double-breasted belted felt coat from the designer’s Autumn 2019 collection, $2320 shown below.
Keep in mind, that Meghan’s coat may be the same style with alterations. For example, the sleeves may have been shortened which would change the cuffs and the belt swapped out for the ribbed detail one Meghan is wearing. Otherwise, the coats are nearly identical in fabric, label and other details.
As I mentioned above, the belt on Meghan’s coat appears to have ribbed detailing. Below shows a comparison between the Stella McCartney belt on the Bruce waistcoat also from the Autumn 2019 collection. NOTE: I’ve lightened up the stock photo of the Bruce waistcoat (bottom image) to show the details of the belt.
The idea is to show the details Stella McCartney incorporates into her pieces and the similarities. The d-ring buckle also matches.
Below, another wool-felt coat in beige from the Winter 2019 collection showing the ribbed style belt again.
Thanks to Gabi on Twitter for suggesting the designer.
UPDATE: Below, Stella McCartney’s post from Instagram confirming that Meghan wore her coat.
Her hat appears to be a wool felt by Stephen Jones based on the milliner’s AW2019 ‘Facetime’ style.
Thanks to UFO No More for finding the hat.
Meghan wore a pair of black leather long gloves today. We are not sure of the brand.
We saw a glimpse of Meghan’s dress or top under her coat as well today. It appears to be black lace.
We will be updating the post as we receive more information.
A look at Meghan on Remembrance Sunday in 2018 and 2019.
On behalf of What Meghan Wore, “The Susans” would like to thank all Veterans today and everyday, around the world for your Service, Sacrifice and Support!