Kate Middleton opted for a classic ensemble wearing a long sleeved white dress and a diamond jewellery set. She was seen in a video released today.
“And it’s made all the more extraordinary when we consider the huge sacrifices and personal demands that have been placed on all of you by the pandemic.
“It has been the hardest of years and my heartfelt thanks to you and your colleagues around the world for the incredible work you do every day.”
In the video, the mother-of-three opted for a simple look wearing a white long sleeved dress.
The garment is from Alexander McQueen and the Duchess has sported it to a number of previous engagements.
The peplum dress had a deep v-neckline with a wrap around top which continued into a full skirt.
Kate dressed up the look with a diamond necklace and earrings set.
She recycled her ‘Empress’ white gold and diamond drop earrings from Mappin & Webb.
Kate debuted the stylish earrings at the christening of her daughter Princess Charlotte and they are on sale for £1,500.
Fans of the Duchess were quick to praise the look and shared their thoughts on social media.
One wrote: “The Duchess looks something else in white. So serene and beautiful.”
Another added: “She’s pretty stunning with her Asprey necklace and Mappin & Webb earrings.”
A third said: “A peaceful look. Great smile, great outfit.”
The royal line of succession – who outranks who?
The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.
It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.
Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.
Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.
The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.
Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.
Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.