Prince William and Duchess Kate have arrived in Belgium to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele

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Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William arrive at Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium (Image Rex)
Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William arrive at Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium (Image Rex)

Prince William and Duchess Kate have arrived in Belgium to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

The royal couple are accompanying Will’s father Prince Charles, who is on a two-day visit to Belgium for the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge In fact, many noted they'd seen it on a very important occasion, once before
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge In fact, many noted they’d seen it on a very important occasion, once before

The family, who are on the tour on the request of Queen Elizabeth, will attend various events to mark the First World War commemorations.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s parents attended the Last Post ceremony, on Sunday evening.

The royal couple met with the Belgian King Philippe and Queen Mathilde as well as British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Eagle-eyed royal watchers adored Kate's outfit Photo (CCatherine Duchess of Cambridge Eagle-eyed royal watchers adored Kate's outfit Photo (C) GETTY IMAGESGETTY IMAGES
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Eagle-eyed royal watchers adored Kate’s outfit Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

William, 35, gave a short speech before laying a wreath with the King.

“Members of our families; our regiments; our nations; all sacrificed everything for the lives we live today,” William said.

“During the First World War Britain and Belgium stood shoulder to shoulder. One hundred years on, we still stand together, gathering as so many do every night, in remembrance of that sacrifice.”

The royal couple joined soldiers at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ypres or Menin Gate Memorial Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
The royal couple joined soldiers at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ypres or Menin Gate Memorial Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

At the ceremony, which has taken place every night since 1928, the royals were joined by 200 descendants whose ancestors are named on the Menin Gate, as well as representatives from nations who fought on the Salient.

Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Mathilde attend the Last Post ceremony (Image Rex)
Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Mathilde attend the Last Post ceremony (Image Rex)

Royal fans were delighted to see that Catherine, 35, wore her white Alexander McQueen outfit, which we first fell in love with during Princess Charlotte‘s christening in 2015.

She paired the coat-dress with a stunning hat which sat atop her low bun. The outfit was completed with a pair of grey heels and matching purse.

Theresa May all smiles as she arrives at the Menin Gate in Ypres (Image PA)
Theresa May all smiles as she arrives at the Menin Gate in Ypres (Image PA)
Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William arrive at Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium (Image Rex)
Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William arrive at Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium (Image Rex)

With the young kids back at home in the UK, William and Kate had a jam-packed evening.

The duo dropped by the market square in Ypres.

Poppies are dropped from the ceiling of the Menin Gate during the Last Post ceremony (Image Splash)
Poppies are dropped from the ceiling of the Menin Gate during the Last Post ceremony (Image Splash)
Kate was dressed in a cream Alexander McQueen dress (Image PA)
Kate was dressed in a cream Alexander McQueen dress (Image PA)

The region shared their story of war through incredible projections and live performances.

Tomorrow, they’ll join Prince Charles for another commemoration service at the Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Best Style Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Best Style Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

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