Kate Middleton and Prince William stepped out on Monday in London in a meaningful appearance to honor millions of lives lost during the Holocaust as they attended the U.K. Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a gray belted long-sleeved dress with black pumps and a matching black clutch for the event, which took place at Central Hall in Westminster, opposite the Abbey, where the couple got married in 2011.
People reports that during the event, the Duke of Cambridge gave a reading of a letter sent by a friend of his great-grandmother Princess Alice, who has been praised for her efforts to help Jewish people during the Holocaust.
"When the persecution of the Jews by the Germans began, Princess Alice asked to be informed about the fate of the Cohen family," the letter read. "Having been informed by friends and by her lady in waiting about the plight of Mrs. Cohen and her young daughter, the Princess decided to offer her hospitality to the two ladies; in fact to hide them in her home despite the danger this entailed."
Kate also shared photos she took for a an exhibition honoring victims and survivors of the Holocaust.