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    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Belgium on Sunday 30th July 2017 to attend events organised to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

    Also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, the battle which took place one hundred years ago is remembered as one of the bloodiest and most brutal of the First World War.

    Catherine and Prince William took part in ceremonies and a series of events in remembrance of the terrible battle, and the men who lost their lives on the battlefields of Belgium. Is is thought that more than half a million men died in the battle from both sides.

    For the sobering events, Their Royal Heighnessess were joined by more than 200 descendants whose ancestors are named on the Menin Gate as those who fought on the Salient.

    For the special commemorative events, the Duchess of Cambridge chose to re-wear her white Alexander McQueen dress coat which she first wore for Princess Charlotte’s christening back in 2015.

    The significance behind Catherine’s choice to re-wear the outfit on this very somber occasion comes from the coat’s colour.

    The colour white is most commonly associated with purity, as well as hope, and optimism..

    According to Colour Psychology, white is also a colour that represents new beginnings and has the power to set right the mistakes of past actions.

    This underlying message of looking forward to the future with hope whilst remembering the past and learning from mistakes so they may never be repeated is a poignant and fitting tribute from Catherine in the form of her choice of white the commemorative occasion.