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The emotional story behind Duchess Kate’s brooch

On October 31, the 26th World Climate Conference, which has been postponed by one year due to corona, started in Glasgow. For two weeks, the who’s who of politics will meet here to discuss climate protection. This time, the host is Great Britain, together with Italy. So it’s no wonder that the British royals paid their respects right at the start. One very special detail caught the eye.

Supporting sustainable markets, the environment and climate protection are issues that are also known to be extremely close to the Royals’ hearts. While Queen Elizabeth, on the advice of her doctors, did not travel to Scotland and instead spoke to the high-ranking guests via video, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, as well as William and his wife Kate, were guests at the reception at a well-known whiskey distillery, all wearing flower brooches on their lapels, a symbol of the collective memory of the victims of the Second World War.

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Real communication professionals: William and Kate met international politics in Glasgow Photo: Getty Images

Kate’s brooch with emotional message

Appropriate to the occasion, the Duchess appeared in a cobalt blue coat of the label "Eponine London" – a real eye-catcher, which according "wwd" comes from the spring-summer collection 2020. Womöglich Kate purchased the calf-length coat with 7/8-¨sleeves to wear on an engagement, which was then canceled due to pandemic. Special details were not only the two black buttons applied on hüfthöhe and the cut flattering the figure, but especially a floral brooch that the Duchess had pinned on the left side: According to a well-informed blog, it was a limited-edition "Codebreakers Brooch" from the Royal British Legion, which has the words "Last we forget" (dtsch: "Damit wir niemals vergessen" ) engraved on the silver Rückside.

According to "Harpers Bazaar", Kate thus remembered her grandmother Valerie Glassborow, who had worked in the field of deciphering enemy messages during World War II together with her twin sister Mary. Two years ago, the mother-of-three wore the jewelry on the occasion of Rememberance Day in London.