Duchess Kate is superhuman in many ways, but on Friday, July 1, the Duchess of Cambridge proved that she’s even evolved beyond walking.
In images taken at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Memorial in Thiepval, France, the 34-year-old royal appears to be levitating as she strides several paces behind Prime Minister David Cameron and between Prince William and Prince Harry.
The stylish duchess wore a cream-and-black patterned knee-length dress, a black hat and a pair of sensible black pumps for the event.
Due to the lack of shadows under her feet and the prime minister’s slightly quicker gait, it appears as though Kate isn’t touching the ground at all in the image.
The service, which honored the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, paid tribute to the more than 72,000 missing servicemen who died in the Battle of Somme — a historic battle that the British and the French fought together against the German Empire in 1916 — and therefore have no graves. French President François Hollande was also on hand for the memorial.
“We lost the flower of a generation; and in the years to come it sometimes seemed that with them a sense of vital optimism had disappeared forever from British life,” Prince William said in an address written by Birdsong novelist Sebastian Faulks, according to The Daily Mail. “It was in many ways the saddest day in the long story of our nation.”
“Tonight we think of them as they nerved themselves for what lay ahead,” he continued. “We acknowledge the failures of European governments, including our own, to prevent the catastrophe of world war.”