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Kate Middleton Opens a Gallery That Features Her Own Photography

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Kate Middleton looked as elegant as always when she stepped out in London to visit the Imperial War Museum to open two new galleries — one of which features her own photographic artwork.

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As she opened the museum’s The Second World War galleries and The Holocaust galleries, Kate looked polished and prim in her Alexander McQueen military shirt, Catherine Walker dark navy-blue pants, and blue winter coat that had a Veterans Day poppy pinned to it.

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If her shirt looks familiar, she has worn the 10-year-old garment before in 2011 to visit the Birmingham Community Centre and tour Bletchley Park in 2014. Kate visited the Second World War galleries first before the Holocaust galleries, which featured the photographs she took of survivors Stephen Frank BEM and Yvonne Bernstein.

Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Summerfield Community Centre in 2011 in Birmingham.

The mother-of-three had taken the photos in 2020 on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. According to Hello Magazine, Kate had said she was “honored” to have her work featured in the exhibition.

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The gallery includes photography from 12 contemporary photographers who have partnered with IWM, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, and the Royal Photographic society of which the Duchess is patron. After completing her portraits last year, she said that Yvonne and Steven were “two of the most life-affirming people” she had met.

Kate and her husband Prince William changed their Instagram icon prior to Veterans Day to a poppy, and have published posts dedicated to the important day. While Kate was paying her respects to the artistic community, William carried out investitures in person for the first time since the pandemic began.

In a tweet posted on the royal account, he expressed his gratitude. “Pleased to be back doing investitures in person, celebrating people across the UK who have gone above and beyond for their country and community. W,” he wrote.

The prince awarded the honor to English soccer player Marcus Rashford, Manvir Hothi for her services to social care, Sheila Hancock for her work in drama and charity, rugby player Alun Jones, and finally, Rosemary Thompson for their services in the armed forces.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.

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