14/08/2014 12:46 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Duchess Of Cambridge Brought To Tears At First World War Poppy Tribute

The Duchess of Cambridge appeared to wipe away a tear during her visit with Prince William and Prince Harry to the impressive Tower of London poppy tribute to those who died during the First World War.


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Kate, Wills and Harry each planted a ceramic poppy in the art installation, 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' exhibition by Paul Cummins. A poppy has been made for every British and Colonial death during the First World War. The final poppy will be installed on Armistice Day on November 11.

The exhibition features more than 800,000 ceramic poppies which pour out of the tower and into the dry moat.

Both Wills and Harry wore navy suits and ties, while Kate re-styled her royal blue shift dress by Stella McCartney (the same design she wore to the Commonwealth Games) complete with a navy envelope clutch.


After appearing to wipe away a tear, the Duchess was all smiles as she talked to a Yeoman Warder. The exhibition has already had a huge amount of attention but the royal trio touring the site (knee-deep in poppies) will definitely attract more visitors.

Kate, William and Harry's visit today follows yesterday's trip to Belgium where they joined Queen Mathilde and King Philippe of Belgium during a commemorative service.

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