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Kate Middleton Wears a Poppy-Colored Coat for Poppy Day -- How Apropos!

Kate Middleton made an appearance at Kensington Palace this afternoon (and a double decker bus?) in celebration of Britain's Remembrance Day aka Poppy Day! And per usual, she wore clothes and looked pretty.
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Kate Middleton made an appearance at Kensington Palace (and a double decker bus?) Thursday afternoon in celebration of Britain's Remembrance Day, a.k.a Poppy Day! Per usual, she wore clothes and looked pretty.

For the occasion, which honors deceased members of the armed forces, Middleton chose a belted, red calf-length coat by one of her go-to labels, LK Bennett -- whom Middleton fanatics may know better as the designer behind the Duchess's favorite nude pumps. She finished off the look with opaque black tights and matching black heels. According to Grazia, she's worn this red coat approximately once a year now since 2011 -- first on a UNICEF visit in Copenhagen, and the following year to a rugby match. We're currently taking bets on where she'll wear it in 2014. A polo match? Tea with the Queen? Baby yoga lessons with Prince George? Watch this space.

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Middleton did switch it up a bit, though, accessorizing her well-worn coat with a belt that appears to have come with it, rather than the oversized gator skin one she's chosen in the past. She also donned not one, not two, but three fabric poppies on her lapel, because she's a muthaf-cking princess duchess... and she does what she wants.

Prince William's missus went in a new albeit subtle direction with her hair as well, parting it in the middle rather than the off-center styling she generally favors. We can't say it's our favorite look on KM -- it's hard to beat that bounce we know her strands are capable of achieving -- but it's nice to see she's open to experimenting.

Click through the gallery for more photos of the Duchess formerly known as Kate Middleton.

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