Kate Middleton brought some serious sparkle to London’s National Portrait Gallery last night when she turned up in a spectacular diamond necklace, poached straight from the Queen’s jewellery box.
The 32-year-old Duchess of Cambridge, fresh from jetting back into the UK after her exotic holiday to Mustique with Prince George, looked gorgeously glowing in her stunning Jenny Packham evening gown and vintage jewels.
Wearing an off-the-shoulder ink blue silk tulle gown with a black velvet belt from the British designer’s Autumn Winter 2013 Collection, Kate stayed faithful to her love of recycling once again. Who could forget when she rocked the exact same frock to the 100 Women in Hedge Funds event last October? Such a thrifty Duchess!
Breathing a new lease of life into the floor-length showstopper via her gorgeous Nizam of Hyderabad necklace – on loan from the Queen – Ms Middleton made sure her first public appearance of 2014 was one stylish affair to remember.
By Robyn Munson