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The Duchess of Cambridge Visits London's Imperial War Museum

The Duchess of Cambridge at the London Imperial War Museum

Duchess Catherine payed a surprise visit to London's Imperial War Museum to view letters concerning three brothers of her great-grandmother who died in the First World War. 

Dressed in an ever so elegant royal blue long-sleeved dress, The Duchess of Cambridge payed a surprise visit to the London Imperial War Museum. This visit consisted of connecting her to her roots through the letters of three of her great-grandmother's brothers that died in WWI. Not only were the reveal of these letters incredibly special and moving, they were tragic in that Catherine learned that all three brothers died within two years of one another. 

According to the Daily Mail, Kate learned through the letters that Maurice died in 1915 at the age of 28, Lionel died in 1916 at the age of 24 and Francis was killed in 1917 at the age of 31. Not only did these letters provide insight for Kate concerning her family history, but the tragedy that lies within the extracts of these letters are also key for research purposes that have an impact and are relevant for events still happening today. 

The Duchess of Cambridge reading letters at the Imperial War Museum

The Duchess of Cambridge reading letters at the Imperial War Museum

Prior to heading into the museum for her visit, The Duchess of Cambridge took a minute to admire the "Poppies: Weeping Window" artwork by Paul Cummins which were on display outside of the Imperial War Museum. 

The visit to the London Imperial War Museum was part of Kate's royal duties and getting back into the swing of those duties post maternity leave in October of this year. Regardless of her royal duties, Kate had a very insightful visit at the museum and was able to get a real sense of her roots and the impact that the First World War had on her family tree directly.