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Olivia Bahou
Nov 28, 2016 @ 2:45 pm

Around this time of year, our dressing focus often shifts to sparkly cocktail attire, but Kate Middleton just served up a well-needed reminder (for our wallets, at least) that simplicity is just as chic. The duchess stepped out on Monday for a memorial service for the sixth Duke of Westminster and, as always, perfectly dressed for the occasion.

Middleton stepped out in a black double-breasted Alexander McQueen coat with plush trim adorning the neckline, sleeves, and skirt. The royal paired her luxe topper with a wide-brim hat, low chignon hairstyle, and matte black stilettos, looking perfectly dressed for the somber occasion. Her husband, Prince William, was by her side, looking dapper in a navy suit and tie.

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Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, died suddenly on Aug. 9 after an illness, according to People. Along with Will and Kate, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were in attendance to mourn the late duke.

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