Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry paid their respects to fallen World War I heroes Monday during a special lights-out ceremony at the Saint Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, Belgium.
A series of events throughout the day, which happened to be the 100th anniversary of the date Great Britain declared war on Germany, served to memorialize those soldiers who lost their lives. At one point, Kate, who wowed in a creamy white Alexander McQueen dress, off-white Jane Taylor hat and her beloved nude L.K. Bennett pumps, placed a bouquet of flowers on a tomb in tribute to those lives lost. She later took a tour of the cemetery with British Prime Minister David Cameron by her side.
Kate and William, both 32, also chatted with Belgium's Queen Mathilde and King Philippe, as well as François Hollande, the president of France. Later, in a twilight ceremony, the royals carried symbolic lanterns. To honor those who fought in World War I, Brits turned the lights out from 10 to 11 p.m.
On Tuesday, Kate, William and Harry continued to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the war. The trio paid a visit to the Tower of London where they unveiled an art instillation made up of hundreds of ceramic poppies. Kate, William and Harry each planted their own commemorative poppy as well.
Per the Mirror, the poppies are part of an art project called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, which seeks to pay tribute to the 888,246 British and Commonwealth servicemen and women who died during World War I. The instillation is still in progress, and members of the public can purchase a poppy for it for £25 (roughly $42). Funds raised will benefit a handful of charities supporting the military.