Kate Middleton Stunned in Elegant Red Coat Dress & Matching Fascinator for Commonwealth Day Service

Kate Middleton was the cynosure of all eyes when she stepped out in a red outfit during the Commonwealth Day services.

On Monday, March 9, Kate Middleton and Prince William reunited with the latter's brother, Prince Harry, and his wife, Meghan Markle, for the Commonwealth Day services at Westminster Abbey.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images

Meghan and Kate had shared an awkward wave when they came face-to-face publicly for the first time since Megxit was announced in January.  

For the occasion, Kate donned a red coat and a rose-accented hat that quickly caught the eye.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen and Members of @TheRoyalFamily for the annual #CommonwealthDay Service at Westminster Abbey. The Commonwealth represents a global network of 54 countries working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals — the Commonwealth theme for 2020 is Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming. Her Majesty The Queen was 26 years old when she became Head of the Commonwealth in 1952 — important symbolic and unifying role. As Head, Her Majesty personally reinforces the links by which the Commonwealth joins people together from around the world. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, this year’s Service celebrated the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. #CommonwealthDelivers

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To finish her look, the Duchess of Cambridge added a pair of wine-colored heeled pumps, a burgundy clutch, and gloves.

Not only was Harper's Bazaar swooned by the look, but the Duchess's followers also loved what they saw when images from the event were shared on the Kensington Royal Instagram feed.

While over 400,000 people liked the post, almost 5,000 people took to the comment section to praise Kate for her ensemble.

Prince William, Catherine, Prince Harry, Meghan, Prince Edward, and Sophie attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Prince William, Catherine, Prince Harry, Meghan, Prince Edward, and Sophie attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Amid all the compliments pouring in from her fans, some other royal observers noted that the Sussexes sat behind the Cambridges during the service.

Although observers assumed it was a way to snub certain people, E! Online was quick to point out that they had sat according to their ranks within the Firm.

It would be noted that while William is third in line to the throne, Harry is now sixth after the birth of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

Duchess of Cambridge attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images

Duchess of Cambridge attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images

In addition to that, observers mentioned that the relationship between William's family and Harry's family seemed strained.

According to Mirror, Meghan and Kate had shared an awkward wave when they came face-to-face publicly for the first time since Megxit was announced in January.  

The site added that there have been suspicions that the rift in their relationship came in the weeks leading up to Meghan and Harry's announcement to quit as senior royals. 

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This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA

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Despite that, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have carried on with their lives as they recently marked the 2020 International Women's Day by paying tribute to some inspiring women they met over the last year.

According to Hello Magazine, the royal couple had shared a collage of four pictures from different events they took part in, via Instagram.

While the first image was from their 2019 visit to the SOS Children's Village in Pakistan, the second snap featured Eileen Fenton, who received an MBE from Prince William last year.

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Today is #InternationalWomensDay! To mark the day we are celebrating some of the remarkable and inspiring women we have met over the last year. Clockwise from top left: 1. The women of the SOS Children’s Village in Lahore, Pakistan: where staff provide children, deprived of their natural parents, with an environment which is as close as possible to a natural home, along with loving care, security, higher education and job-training. 2. Eileen Fenton MBE: Eileen was the first woman, at the age of 21, to complete the Cross Channel Swimming Race in 1950, and went on to train scores of first-class long distance and sprint swimmers. 3. The incredible staff at Kingston Hospital’s Maternity Unit: their philosophy of care is to ensure women are at the centre of their service. 4. Yvonne Bernstein: Yvonne was a hidden child in France, travelling in the care of her aunt and uncle and frequently changing homes and names — The Duchess photographed Yvonne Bernstein with her granddaughter Chloe earlier this year as part of the commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. #IWD2020 #IWD

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The third image showed Kate during her visit to the Kingston Hospital's Maternity Unit, and the fourth photo was of Yvonne Bernstein, a holocaust survivor who Kate took photographs of in January.

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