It’s the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme (at least, it almost is; the battle began on July 1st, and went until November 18th [which is….longer than I was aware]), and Wills and Harry and Kate are in France for the commemorations today and tomorrow. Today’s events are officially (per the Kensington Palace twitter) “a twilight vigil at The Somme on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the start of the battle.” Everyone looks very appropriate. Kate’s coat manages to be both eye-catching (so people can see her) and also somber, although I am sort of surprised she wore an Italian line, as that seems like something theĀ DMIK commenters will bust a collective gasket over. (I suspect she will wear a British coat at tomorrow’s event; also if you spent your entire life worrying about the Mail, your face would eventually fall off). (This post is sponsored by parenthesis.)

Additionally, What Kate Wore has — as always! — excellent coverage of this event with additional interesting information about the ceremony and vigil. I’m going to wrap coverage of tomorrow’s events into Royals Round-Up, which I suspect will run early because of the holiday weekend.

[Photos: Getty Images, Gareth Fuller/PA Wire, Tim Rooke – Pool/Getty Images, Yui Mok – Pool/Getty Images)