Kate Middleton was absent from the Buckingham Palace reception after the Commonwealth Day Service.

For the Westminster Abbey liturgy, Princess Kate looked beautiful with a blue skirt, peplum top, and wide-brimmed hat.

Kate was not scheduled to attend the evening reception, which was a mistake in the initial press release from the Palace.

She was reportedly at home with her three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

Prince William and Kate are hands-on parents, trying to do the school run themselves when possible.

Kate is an advocate for early years development and likes to enjoy simple things with her family.

The theme for this year's Commonwealth Day was ‘Forging a Sustainable and Peaceful Common Future’.

King Charles talked about the Commonwealth's role in pressing issues and diversity during the service.

Some fans were disappointed that William and Kate’s children were absent from the occasion.