Kate and Will Step Out for Royal Dates

Kate's poppy pinPrince William and Kate Middleton haven't appeared together in public since January when Will was deployed to the Falklands, but in the week leading up to their much-anticipated first wedding anniversary, they enjoyed not one, but two dates.

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The British press has dubbed the couple "middle aged" for their penchant for staying in and curling up to a DVD and home cooked meal. However, on Wednesday, the pair looked appropriately elegant and regal while attending a premiere for the movie "African Cats." Proceeds from the screening of the Disney documentary went to the Tusk Trust, a wildlife preservation charity of which William is patron.

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On Thursday, the couple graced a reception at Goldsmith's Hall in London wearing matching Navy blue. The event honored the Scott-Amundsen Centenary Race to the South Pole, which raised funds for the British Legion, an organization that provides assistance to veterans and their families. Kate's adorned her dark tweed suit with a bright red enamel brooch shaped like a poppy which People reports cost only $40. The red poppy is a symbol of fallen soldiers and serves as a remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives in war.

At At A spokesperson for the Legion called the piece "poppy bling." The brooches are for sale online at Poppyshop.org.uk.

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