Kate Middleton chose elegant low-key outfit in grey to honor victims of helicopter crush

Manuela Cardiga
Nov 29, 2018
08:15 A.M.
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The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge pay their respects to the victims of the Leister City Helicopter crash.

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Prince William and Duchess Kate visited the home of the Leicester City Football Club in the aftermath of the helicopter accident that killed club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four passengers on October 27, 2018. 

On the one-month anniversary of the tragedy, the Dukes paid their respects to victims and extended their condolences to the families, revealed Kensington Palace on Twitter.

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THE DUCHESS WORE A SOBER BUT ELEGANT OUTFIT

In keeping with the somber mood of the occasion, Duchess Kate wore a grey coat dress by Catherine Walker. The dress was styled with a black statement collar and large black buttons down the front.

The Duchess carried an elegant black bag by Aspinal London, and wore her dark hair swept back into a slicked-back pony-tail.  

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The Dukes visited the University of Leicester, to learn about the educational programmes Leicester City is helping to support in honor of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's memory.

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THE DUKES KNEW ONE OF THE VICTIMS PERSONALLY

The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge were personally acquainted with Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai billionaire businessman and the founder, owner, and chairman of King Power Duty-Free. Srivaddhanaprabha owned the football club Leicester City since he purchased it in 2010. Srivaddhanaprabha is survived by his wife Aimon and their four children.

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A TRIBUTE TO SRIVADDHANAPRABHA AND HIS LEGACY

The Duke and Duchess met with volunteers and club supporters who helped to relocate the thousands of tributes, which were left outside the front of the stadium, and added their own bouquet of flowers.

They visited King Power Stadium and met with the representatives from local charities who were supported by the club's owner.

The Dukes visited the University of Leicester, to learn about the educational programmes Leicester City is helping to support in honor of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's memory.

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THE DUCHESS WHO WILL ONE DAY BE QUEEN

Duchess Kate's image has been slowly changing over the years, as if in preparation for the day when she will become  Queen of England.

The Duchess has been taking on the Queen's style - using solid color outfits that make her stand out in the crowd and be easily recognized at a distance by her subjects.

The changes have become more evident since she returned from maternity leave in October after the birth of her third child, Prince Louis.

The Duchess has been dressing in a more traditional fashion and adhering to the Queen's habit of wearing monochromatic tailored outfits.

Prince William is second in line to the Throne and will become the Prince of Wales when his father, Prince Charles dons the crown after the eventual death of the 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth II.

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