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Prince William and Kate Middleton honour survivors at UK Holocaust Memorial Day service – all the photos

Kate shared personal portraits of Holocaust survivors

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Danielle Stacey
Danielle StaceyOnline Royal CorrespondentLondon
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the UK Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony in Westminster on Monday. This year's service marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkeanu and honoured survivors of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Prince William and Kate joined a number of the UK's faith, political and civic leaders at the ceremony, which is run by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, of which the Prince of Wales is patron. The Duke gave a reading during the service and the couple met survivors of the Holocaust and recent genocides.

Kensington Palace released two portraits of two Holocaust survivors Yvonne Bernstein and Steven Frank on Sunday, taken by the Duchess. Kate, who took the photographs at Kensington Palace, said she was inspired to take the images by her childhood reading of The Diary of Anne Frank, and said the stories of those who survived the Nazi genocide of European Jews should "never be forgotten".

READ: Kate Middleton shares personal photos of Holocaust survivors to mark 75 years after Auschwitz liberation

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the UK Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony at Central Hall in Westminster. 

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The Duke and Duchess spoke with Olivia Marks-Woldman, CEO Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and Sir Ben Helfgott, honorary president and Holocaust survivor, upon arrival. 

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The Duke of Cambridge delivered a moving reading about his great-grandmother Princess Alice during the service. 

MORE: Prince William's moving tribute to great-grandmother at UK Holocaust Memorial Day service

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The Duke and Duchess helped survivors to light six candles on stage, which will be used to share lights until 75 candles are lit to mark the 75 years since Auschwitz was liberated.

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William lights a candle during the service. 

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The Duchess spoke with Holocaust survivor Yvonne Bernstein, who was the subject of one of her portraits she took. 

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After the service, William shook hands with Holocaust survivor Manfred Goldberg. 

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