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The Royal Victorian Order was established by Queen Victoria in 1896. The honor is given personally by the queen to "those who have served The Queen or the monarchy in a particular way," according to the royal family's website.
Kate's brother-in-law, Prince Harry, is also a member of the order, receiving his appointment in 2015. In addition to royal family members, the order also includes non-royals who have served the monarchy.
Kate and Queen Elizabeth stepped out together last month to visit King’s College London. Their visit marked the pair's first solo outing in seven years.
Queen and Kate arrive at Bush House pic.twitter.com/0iI2g6MmdW— Zoe Magee (@zoemagroyal) March 19, 2019
The queen and Kate, the mother of three of Queen Elizabeth's great-grandchildren, were seen sharing a blanket in the car as they visited the college.
Kensington Palace marked William and Kate's eighth wedding anniversary by sharing a series of photos on Instagram from their wedding.
"Thank you for your lovely messages on The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding anniversary!," the caption read, in part.