On Armed Forces Day, June 25, Kate Middleton bravely took to her shared Instagram account to pay tribute to those who serve.
She is seen in the photos at the Pirbright Training Academy interacting with equipment and talking to new recruits while looking as effortlessly elegant as ever. In some photos, she wore a military uniform and helmet, while in others, she wore all black with her light brunette hair in loose curls.
“Today on Armed Forces Day, William and I would like to pay tribute to the brave men and women, past and present, serving in all of our armed forces, at sea, on land, and in the air, here in the UK and around the world. Thank you for all you and your families sacrifice to keep us safe” the Duchess of Cambridge proudly captioned.
“Last year, I was honoured to spend time with the @BritishArmy to see how they train serving personnel and new recruits. It was wonderful to see first-hand the many important and varied roles the military play day in, day out to protect us all, and I look forward to discovering more about the @RoyalNavy and @RoyalAirForceUK in due course” she added.
This comes just days after Queen Elizabeth’s wildly successful Platinum Jubilee ceremony. Kate was seen elegantly dressed in a bright yellow high neck, long-sleeved dress, and matching hat at the Thanksgiving Services on June 3. She wore the same outfit when Prince Charles kissed her and Prince William later that night at dinner.
Prince Charles, on the other hand, was not seen making the same gesture to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, whose seats were reportedly deliberately arranged to keep those sides of the families apart. Despite family tensions, Harry and Meghan returned from California to England for the Platinum Jubilee.
“They’re determined to make this a wonderful and drama-free trip home, with the focus being squarely on celebrating the Queen on this very special occasion,” a source said.