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Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Queen attends Westminster Abbey service to commemorate RAF's centenary

Queen attends Westminster Abbey service to commemorate RAF's centenary

Just one day after attending the christening of Prince Louis, the royal family was out and about again to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force.

It's been a busy week so far for the royal family with Prince Louis' christening on Monday at St James's Palace and a series of Royal Air Force centenary celebrations today.

And despite still being on maternity leave, after giving birth to Prince Louis only 11 weeks ago, it is understood that Kate felt it was important to attend Tuesday's celebrations.

This was an opportunity to meet RAF veterans, serving personnel and their families. The Duchess of Cambridge was photographed wearing her second Alexander McQueen piece of the week, a pastel coat dress, with a hat by Sean Barrett and an RAF Dacre Brooch.

Kate last wore the broach - once the highest award any woman of the rank could achieve - during a service for the 75th anniversary of the RAF Air Cadets in 2016.

Ahead of the speech, the Queen presented a new flag, known as a "Colour" to the RAF Regiment. When Walter Cullen, 3, met Meghan and Prince Harry during their visit to Dublin this week, the little boy reached out to touch the Duchess of Sussex's brunette locks before clasping his palm to his mouth in disbelief.

I hope it will remain so, - said the Duchess Catherine. We'll, of course, let you know if they do.

It was another huge moment for Meghan, who has been adapting to life as a member of the royal family since she married Harry at Windsor Castle on May 19.

Drawing the spectacle to a close will be the Red Arrows, who in traditional aerobatic style will stream red, white and blue smoke down the length of The Mall.

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