Kate Middleton is paying tribute to relatives who sacrificed their lives fighting for Britain in the First World War, with the Duchess of Cambridge visiting London’s Imperial War Museum Wednesday ahead of Armistice Day on Nov. 11.
As the Daily Mail reports, the wife of Prince William visited the museum, where she read letters concerning her great-grandmother’s three brothers, all of whom fought and died during the First World War. The brothers, sons of her great-great-grandfather Francis Martineau Lupton, were killed in action within a two-year period.
According to the Mail, the duchess took a short tour of the museum’s First World War galleries before reading letters about Maurice (who died in 1915 at age 28), Lionel (who was 24 when he was killed in 1916) and Francis (who died at 31 in 1917), stored within the IWM’s documents archive.
During her visit, Duchess Kate was also shown a letter of condolence to her relatives from the Keeper of the Privy Purse at Buckingham Palace.
In addition, she also took some time to greet well-wishers who gathered to greet her during the visit.