The Cambridges attended a memorial for the 2017 Manchester terrorist attack

by Susan Ryant

Well, this was a quick turnaround for Prince William. Poor sausage had TWO events in one day and they weren’t even in the same city. This morning, William attended the State Opening of Parliament, standing behind (in order) the Marquess of Cholmondeley (aka Rose Hanbury’s husband), Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. William sat off to the side as Charles performed “the Queen’s speech” for the opening. Then William hopped on a plane or helicopter (probably a helicopter) with Kate and headed off to Manchester.

What was in Manchester? William and Kate went to The Glade of Light Memorial Garden to honor the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena terrorist attack. That was the awful bombing and attack on little girls at the Ariana Grande concert. It’s been five years. The Glade of Light Memorial Garden has been open since January, so this was not really “the opening” of the memorial. Still, I’m glad William and Kate were sent to (sort of) mark the anniversary (which was actually May 22, 2017).

Kate’s coatdress is Michael Kors and it’s a repeat. She’s reworn this coat several times for some reason. Given the event… I would have thought a darker color? It doesn’t have to be a mournful black, but a dark navy would have worked well here. And lord knows, she easily has 50 navy coats. She does this a lot, she wears lighter colors – even bright colors – to solemn occasions. I’ll never forget when she wore hot pink to the 9/11 Memorial.

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Underage children may need to be removed or have their face pixelated before publishing Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate the Duchess of Cambridge arrive to attend the launch of the Glade of Light Memorial, outside Manchester Cathedral, which commemorates the victims of a suicide bomb attack at a 2017 Ariana Grande concert, in Manchester, England, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. The memorial honours the 22 people whose lives were taken, as well as remembering everyone who was left injured or affected by the attack at Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017.,Image: 690051208, License: Rights-managed, Restrictions: , Model Release: no, Credit line: Jon Super / Avalon Britain’s Prince William gives a speech as he and his wife Kate the Duchess of Cambridge attend the launch of the Glade of Light Memorial, outside Manchester Cathedral, which commemorates the victims of a suicide bomb attack at a 2017 Ariana Grande concert, in Manchester, England, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. The memorial honours the 22 people whose lives were taken, as well as remembering everyone who was left injured or affected by the attack at Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017.,Image: 690051213, License: Rights-managed, Restrictions: , Model Release: no, Credit line: Jon Super / Avalon Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate the Duchess of Cambridge arrive to attend the launch of the Glade of Light Memorial, outside Manchester Cathedral, which commemorates the victims of a suicide bomb attack at a 2017 Ariana Grande concert, in Manchester, England, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. The memorial honours the 22 people whose lives were taken, as well as remembering everyone who was left injured or affected by the attack at Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017.,Image: 690051221, License: Rights-managed, Restrictions: , Model Release: no, Credit line: Jon Super / Avalon North America Rights Only – Manchester, UK -20220510- Prince William and Catherine Duchess Of Cambridge attend the official opening of the Glade of Light Memorial, commemorating the victims of the 22nd May 2017 terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. -PICTURED: Prince William, Catherine Duchess Of Cambridge -PHOTO by: PA Images/INSTARimages.com Disclaimer: This is an editorial, rights-managed image. Please contact INSTAR Images for licensing fee and rights information at sales@instarimages.com or call +1 212 414 0207. This image may not be published in any way that is, or might be deemed to be, defamatory, libelous, pornographic, or obscene. 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