Kate Middleton Steps Out of the Style Box with a Statement Hat at Commonwealth Day Celebrations

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The royals sure know how to celebrate in style. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry arrived at Westminster Abbey on Monday morning, where a special ceremony was held to to honor the 53 countries who are part of the organization headed by Queen Elizabeth, and they looked good doing it.

For the occasion, Duchess Kate was chic as per usual in a patterned gray coat dress. She accessorized the neutral look with matching accessories, including gray suede pumps, a box clutch, and a wide-brimmed hat by John Boyd. Meanwhile, the princes looked dapper in black suits.

The theme for the service was #InclusiveCommonwealth—something Queen Elizabeth spoke eloquently about in her speech. "Being inclusive and accepting diversity goes far deeper than accepting differences at face value and being tolerant," she said. "True celebration of the dignity of each person, and the value of their uniqueness and contribution, involves reaching out, recognizing and embracing their individual identity. Let us give it practical effect by supporting those in need and those who feel excluded in all walks of life. "

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had a slew of engagements as of late. Last week, the couple visited XLP project headquarters, a mentoring program for young people, as well as a London hospital, where they met with Johnny Benjamin, a suicide survivor.

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