Kate Middleton on Remembrance Day: Why the Duchess Of Cambridge and the Queen wear three poppies

Kate Middleton on Remembrance Sunday

Kate Middleton stood by the Queen on Remembrance Sunday [Getty]

Kate Middleton and the Queen joined Prince Phillip at balcony of The Cenotaph in Westminster, London for Remembrance Sunday, while Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Prince William laid wreaths. 

Both Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess Of Cambridge – who is pregnant with royal baby number three – wore black coats and a black hat for the ceremony, as well as three poppies each pinned to their jackets. 

While most of the public opt for one poppy worn on their chest in November, it appears the royals have agreed on three poppies. 

But why are the royals wearing three poppies? Here are some theories: 

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Queen Elizabeth II during the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at The Cenotaph on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Queen Elizabeth II also wore three poppies for Remembrance Sunday [Getty]

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 13: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall on November 13, 2016 in London, England. The Queen, senior politicians, including the British Prime Minister and representatives from the armed forces pay tribute to those who have suffered or died at war. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Get

Kate Middleton and Camilla Parker Bowles both wore three poppies in 2016 for Remembrance Sunday [Getty] For visibility 

While none of the royal family have revealed the choices behind how many poppies or what kind they wear, in a forum one member of public guessed the many poppies are worn for visibility. 

While out and about for and around Remembrance Day, it is important that the royal family show their support. 

The reason the Queen and Kate Middleton may be wearing multiple is to make it clear they are showing support in pictures and on TV.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales lays a wreath at the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial at the Cenotaph on Whitehall on November 12, 2017 in London, England. The Royal Family, senior politicians, including the British Prime Minister and representatives from the armed forces pay tribute to those who have suffered or died at war. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

This year, Prince Charles laid a wreath instead of The Queen [Getty] It’s a corsage 

Another person guessed that it is simply one type of design, a corsage version of the poppy.

They shared: “It’s a corsage so it is actually one single wearable item…..probably…I think.”

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To represent each service 

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in central London, on November 12, 2017. Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since World War I. / AFP PHOTO / Tolga AKMEN (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kate Middleton showed her respects in a black coat and hat [Getty]

The Queen has been spotted before wearing five poppies at one time. 

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The public thought this could be to represent each service in the war – the Army, Navy, RAF, Civil Defence and women. 

However, this does not explain why this year the Queen and the Duchess are wearing three. 

This Morning’s Holly Willoughby was called out by fans recently for the way she was wearing her poppy on the ITV show. 

However, this is the correct way to wear a poppy. 

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