Kate Middleton Attended the UK's Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony With Prince William

Alyssa Bailey
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From ELLE

Kate Middleton and Prince William have arrived at Central Hall in London for the UK Holocaust Memorial Day's ceremony. Kate wore a gray Catherine Walker dress for the occasion with her hair half up, half down. (She first wore the dress during her solo engagement with Queen Elizabeth II last year.) William held an umbrella over her as the couple entered in.

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The event comes hours after Kensington Palace released the photographs that the Duchess of Cambridge took of Holocaust survivors with their grandchildren.

"As part of the commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust, The Duchess of Cambridge has taken photographs of two Holocaust survivors with their grandchildren," Kensington Palace wrote in the caption of her portrait series.

It also included a statement from Kate about Yvonne and Steven, the survivors she photographed. “I wanted to make the portraits deeply personal to Yvonne and Steven–a celebration of family and the life that they have built since they both arrived in Britain in the 1940s," Kate said. "The families brought items of personal significance with them which are included in the photographs."

"It was a true honor to have been asked to participate in this project and I hope in some way Yvonne and Steven’s memories will be kept alive as they pass the baton to the next generation,” she continued.

Kensington Palace added that "the portraits will form part of a new exhibition opening later this year by @holocaustmemorialdaytrust, Jewish News and @royalphotographicsociety , which will feature 75 images of survivors and their family members. The exhibition will honor the victims of the Holocaust and celebrate the full lives that survivors have built in the UK, whilst inspiring people to consider their own responsibility to remember and share the stories of those who endured Nazi persecution."

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