Kate Middleton's blue outfit at Commonwealth Day service is nod to Ukraine, say fans

Kate Middleton's blue outfit, worn at the Commonwealth Day ceremony, stunned fans and many believe it's a nod to crisis in Ukraine

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Kate Middleton's blue outfit, worn at the Commonwealth Day ceremony, amazed fans. Many believe the stunning outfit is a nod to the ongoing humanitarian crisis, caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


The Duchess of Cambridge's blue outfit certainly stood out at the Commonwealth Day service, held at Westminster Abbey. The smart skirt suit, in perfect sapphire blue, had a matching hat, which sat perfectly on Kate Middleton's glossy hair.

The service, in recognition of the 54 countries of the Commonwealth, came days after the Cambridges visited the Ukrainian embassy.

During their visit, in which the Duchess also wore blue, Prince William and Kate Middleton said they feel ‘useless’ as George and Charlotte ask questions about Ukraine. 

For the average person, wondering how to help the people of Ukraine, sartorial statements aren't very effective. 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey on March 14, 2022 in London, England.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey on March 14, 2022 in London, England.

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However, as the Royal Family uses their public profile to bring attention to the crisis and following news that the Queen made a ‘generous donation’ to Ukraine—messages of support mean a lot.

It was reported that the Queen is 'facing a dilemma' after canceling her attendance of the Commonwealth service. Despite this difficult decision, she still recorded a message for the ceremony.

The Queen's Commonwealth Day message celebrated the positive impact and diversity of the 54 countries of the Commonwealth, and how it represented, 'common goals and the common good.'"

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Some strongly dispute this claim and the BBC (opens in new tab) reports that Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said he would protest outside the service. He said he's protesting over a lack of LGBT+ rights in many Commonwealth countries. 

The human rights campaigner said, "Commonwealth countries account for over half of the world's 69 nations where same-sex relations are illegal."

Aoife Hanna
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