The Middletons join the Royal family to mark 100 years since Gallipoli

It was a family affair for the Royals this weekend, with the Duchess of Cambridge’s family, the Middletons, joining them to
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It was a family affair for the Royals this weekend, with the Duchess of Cambridge’s family, the Middletons, joining them to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.

Princess Catherine’s parents Carole and Michael and siblings Pippa and James came along to Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham estate on Sunday.

Kate was seen walking to St Mary Magdalene’s church with her family and husband Prince William for the special event, but left the little Prince and Princess at home.

It seems fur was a popular choice, with both Pippa Middleton and her mother Carole opting for the high fashion piece.

The Queen broke from the attire of the day, and looked lovely in a cream outfit as she laid wreaths with Prince Philip at the War Memorial Cross to mark the poignant anniversary.

And here’s one for you royal watchers: Kate was seen curtsying to the Queen!

Princess Kate Brings the Whole Family to Sandringham for Her Birthday Weekend – and Shows Off Her Curtsey to the Queen| The British Royals, The Royals, Kate Middleton, Pippa Middleton, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II

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The Cambridge were not supposed to attend the service, however made a surprise appearance at the last moment, reports NZ Herald.

The Queen and Prince Philip, who is patron of the Gallipoli Association, stood still as the Last Post was played by a bugler and a minute’s silence was observed.

The Gallipoli land campaign against Turkey was one of the major engagements of the First World War. At dawn on April 25, 1915, our troops landed on those shores. Over 44,000 Allied troops died, including 8700 from Australia and 2700 New Zealanders.

Take a look at the photos of the event and share your thoughts below:

 

    • She is a princess too because of being married to a prince. It’s just that they have chosen to be known as the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge.

  1. Ruth Sullivan

    Can’t imagine why the Middletons would even be involved but it may well have been a conditions of Kate’s appearance.

    • Debbie Bryant

      Might just be a chance for the 2 families to get together. They probably had a meal together after.

    • Ruth Sullivan

      That would be a very nice thought I hope you are right. But seriously I would thought that Christmas might have been the time to do that.

  2. Ian Campbell

    All those thousands of young Australia men who died in support of another Great Britain War.

    • Merran Heather Brown

      Yes. Painful and obscene. The Brits lost more young men than our Aussie boys though at Gallipoli. Nonetheless, it was madness!

    • Tricia Skehan

      hey if it were`nr for them we would not be hear my grandfatherand great uncle where with the landing party at Gallipoli

    • Lesley  

      With all those men and women dying, I often wonder what effect the depletion of the gene pool will have on future generations.

  3. Sonia Morris

    She is not a princess, but in any case all members of the Royal family must curtsey or bow to the Queen.

  4. I don’t know why the media call her Kate. Every time I’ve heard Prince William or Prince Harry refer to her they call her Catherine.

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