Kate and Meghan give black their own personal spins at Festival of Remembrance service

By Jessica Pollack

The duchesses gave black their own personal spins on Saturday evening (Nov. 10) at the annual Festival of Remembrance service. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their debut at Royal Albert Hall, where they reunited with Prince William and Kate, who have been the guests of honour for the past three years. The sisters-in-law matched their ensembles to the sombre mood of the event, each donning a poppy on her lapel.

Meghan dressed her bump in a recycled Stella McCartney coat. Photo: © Getty Images

Meghan dusted off an old favourite, the Stella McCartney coat with a black ribbon tied in front that she first wore during a visit to Cardiff Castle with Prince Harry – their third official royal engagement together. She paired the look with black pumps and the designer's 'Falabella' clutch, keeping her hair loose and wavy by her shoulders and her complexion bronzed. Duchess Kate dazzled in a black dress by Meghan's friend Roland Mouret, featuring a trendsetting asymmetrical neckline. She pulled it all together with chic black Jimmy Choo pumps and her signature brunette waves.

Kate wore a chic black dress with an asymmetrical neckline. Photo: © Getty Images

This year's service commemorating soldiers who have lost their lives at battle is particularly meaningful as it's the 100th anniversary of the First World War. On Sunday, the 'fab four' will be out again to pay their respects, first at the Remembrance Day Service at The Cenotaph, where the pregnant royal is likely to watch from the balcony of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office building alongside the Queen, the Duchess of Cambridge and other female royals. That evening, the Cambridges and Sussexes will head to Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate said "I do," for a service to mark the Centenary of the Armistice.

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Meghan and Kate were last seen together at Princess Eugenie's wedding, where the mother of three donned a stunning new fuchsia dress by Alexander McQueen with a matching fascinator while the secretly expectant Duchess of Sussex was understated in a navy coat unbuttoned from the chest down. Over the summer, the duo delighted fans as they joined forces on their first solo outing to Wimbledon, where Kate's feminine aesthetic shined through in a polka dot dress while Meghan's classic sensibility was on display in a pair of wide-legged pants and a button-up shirt.

Meghan and Kate were last seen together at Princess Eugenie's wedding. Photo: © Getty Images

Royal watchers got their fill of the former actress's style during her 16-day royal tour Down Under in October, where she debuted her blossoming baby bump in a parade of stunning looks. Duchess Kate, meanwhile, attended two glittering events of late - the state banquet honouring King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, where she wore a striking new Alexander McQueen gown with the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara, and the Tusk Conservation Awards, which saw her recycle a royally approved Jenny Packham gown.

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