Duchess Kate sees WWI letters of her ancestors at London’s war museum

November 11 is known as Veterans Day in the United States but it’s called Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom and it’s a really big deal, especially for British royals.

Thus, their presence from Queen Elizabeth II on down at major memorial ceremonies and the ubiquitous poppy flowers pinned to their lapels in late October and early November.

And thus the interest on Wednesday when Duchess Kate of Cambridge arrived at London’s grand Imperial War Museum to view letters written by three brothers of her great-grandmother during World War I, providing a poignant glimpse of life and death in the trenches during the Great War that changed everything for Britain.

Kate wore a fitted, knee-length frock with 3/4, bell sleeves. She accessorized with flesh-toned pumps, a coordinating new clutch and a poppy pin.

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