Kate Middleton Opts For A Dark Monochrome Look In First US Visit Since The Queen's Death

William and Catherine, Prince and Princess of Wales, arrived stateside on Wednesday for their first visit to the U.S. in eight years (via KSBW). Upon landing at Boston's Logan airport on a rainy day that could easily have been mistaken for English weather, The Prince released a statement that said, "Catherine and I are delighted to be back in the United States and are extremely grateful to Governor Baker and The First Lady of Massachusetts for their warm welcome into Boston."

The Prince also expressed gratitude to the people of Massachusetts and of Boston specifically for the warm wishes and messages of condolences that he and his family received after the recent passing of his grandmother, the late Queen Elizabeth II. To this end, the statement read, "On this, our first overseas visit since the death of my grandmother, I would like to thank the people of Massachusetts and particularly of Boston for their many tributes paid to the late Queen." Prince William went on to say that his grandmother had warm memories of visiting Boston herself, saying, "She remembered her 1976 bicentennial visit with great fondness."

Upon stepping out of their airplane, William and Catherine were both dressed in dark monochromatic looks, befitting a moment of remembrance.

William and Catherine arrive in style for an important event

Kate Middleton disembarked the plane while wearing a smart, simple pants suit that featured a high-neck top, jacket, straight-legged slacks, belt, and pumps — all in an almost-black hue (via Twitter). The photos of The Princess of Wales smiling warmly at her husband as they walk down the staircase from their plane are charming and certainly appear to depict a happy couple looking forward to an important trip. William and Catherine are visiting Boston to attend the Earthshot Awards, which recognize and help to support innovative thinkers who are proposing solutions to our most pressing environmental concerns (via KSBW).

Catherine looked stunning and sophisticated in her monochrome outfit, accompanied by William in his matching suit with white shirt and patterned tie. Also worth noting is that the tie The Prince was wearing featured small flower-like shapes with a white outside and blue middle. At the same time, Kate was sporting earrings of the same shape and color: drop earrings with Sapphires in the center, surrounded by flower-like diamonds (via The Mirror). The earrings once belonged to Kate's late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. None of these fashion choices was accidental, we're certain.