This Saturday evening, King Charles and Queen Camilla, together with Prince William and Kate Middleton, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and Sophie of Edinburgh, attended the British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.
Undoubtedly, it was a very special evening for the British family as the two new sculptures of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were unveiled, which from now on will ‘preside’ over the entrance hall of the emblematic London theater.
The Royal British Legion Festival Of Remembrance
The British royal family attended the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance which 2023 commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest military campaign of World War II, and the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.
Charles III and Camilla were joined in the main box by Prince William and Kate Middleton, Princess Anne and Timothy Laurence as well as the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.
All have dressed in black as per protocol.
Charles and Camilla
The Queen has chosen a knee-length dress in lace by Fiona Clare Couture, with a ‘V’ neckline and French sleeves. She has been adorned with a necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels and has worn Eliot Zed pumps.
Kate Middleton with Queen Elizabeth II necklace
The evening paid tribute to Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, and the Princess of Wales wanted to join in the remembrance by wearing one of the late queen’s pearl necklaces.
She also wore two of the seven pearls that the then-princess received from the King of Bahrain for her wedding to Philip Mountbatten. She strung them into diamonds to turn them into the eye-catching earrings Kate Middleton adorned herself with this Saturday.
The princess wore her black midi dress by Emilia Wickstead which she paired with a Stuart Weitzman clutch bag and Aquazzura pumps.
Sophie of Edinburgh
The Duchess stunned in a ME+EM dress with romantic semi-transparent lace sleeves paired with a flattering fitted and flounced silhouette. She wore black LK Bennett pumps.
Princess Anne in a dress from 1999
The daughter of Elizabeth II and the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip rescued a black dress she wore in 1999.
She, who keeps the silhouette, has worn it on this occasion with a three-strand pearl necklace to match her earrings.
She wore a black and white shawl, has not forgotten her poppies, and painted her lips red. As for her shoes, she opted for black Ferragamo heels.
King Charles III moved
The king was thrilled to discover the new sculptures of his late parents.
Over two meters high and made of bronze, they are the work of artist Poppy Field as part of the 150th anniversary of the theater commissioned by Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria.
The artist revealed that the project took nearly nine months to complete.
“Sculpting Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for the @royalalberthall has been an extraordinary privilege and the project of a lifetime. Seeing the sculptures come to life as I immersed myself was so exciting, and I’m glad to share some of the behind-the-scenes with you all. These sculptures measure over 2m each and took nearly nine months to complete. They were cast in Bronze by @pangolineditions and installed by Taylor Pearce. I’ll tell you about meaning of their shared composition in my next reel,” the artist wrote in an Instagram post.