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Princess Kate wears Catherine Walker dress as she meets First Lady of Ukraine

The Princess of Wales meets Olena Zelenska

On Sunday afternoon, the Princess of Wales looked as beautiful as ever as she held an audience with the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, at Buckingham Palace.

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The royal wore a black coat dress by Catherine Walker as she greeted Volodymyr Zelenskyy's wife. She wore her hair in a lightly curled style and subtle makeup highlighted her face. The dress is the same style she wore to Prince Philip's funeral in 2021.

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Mother-of-two Olena wore a long black dress and matching blazer as she was greeted warmly by Kate. The ladies wore black as a mark of respect ahead of the Queen's funeral.

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Olena will be joining over 500 heads of state and foreign dignitaries at the Queen's funeral on Monday, which will be held at Westminster Abbey in London. She will join President Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau amongst others.

Princess Kate with Olena Zelenska at Buckingham Palace

The 44-year-old will attend the funeral alone without her politician husband, who has not left Ukraine since the start of the war with Russia, which began in February.

Kate wore the same style during Prince Philip's funeral in 2021

After this meeting, Kate headed to the state event, hosted by King Charles III on the eve of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The Princess kept her Catherine Walker dress on as she joined her husband, Prince William. The couple supported King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla and Princess Anne and more senior members of the royal family.

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Kate met with over 30 members of overseas royalty including King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium and Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco. US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron were also in attendance.

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