Published On: Mon, Nov 18th, 2019

Kate Middleton news: Duchess of Cambridge wears lace at Royal Variety Performance

Kate Middleton, 37, looked elegant as she wore an Alexander McQueen gown to attend the Royal Variety Performance today. The Duchess of Cambridge dressed for the formal occasion in the number which had a lace floral pattern over a nude underdress. She arrived with her husband, Prince William, 37, as they attended the show which is held at the Palladium Theatre in London.

The design highlighted her svelte figure with a thin black band around her waistline.

The Duchess kept her neckline bare, choosing not to wear a necklace.

Kate paired the look with show-stopping gold hoop earrings from Erdem which had a unique floral and pearl design.

She matched her felt black bag with a pair of closed toe black high heels.


Her dark locks were worn down and styled into curls which sat below her shoulders.

She opted for glamorous make-up for the event wearing black eyeshadow and lashings of mascara.

Prince William joined the Duchess wearing a smart black tuxedo and white shirt.

Each year, members of the Royal Family will attend the performance which features many celebrity acts.

The Duchess of Cambridge has shown her support by attending the event twice before.

Kensington Palace confirmed the couple would attend the show in a lengthy post on Instagram which featured pictures of the Queen and the Duke and Duchess.

It read: “This evening The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre, London.

“Her Majesty The Queen is photographed here arriving for the #RoyalVarietyPerformance in 1952, with The Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Margaret.

“The annual Royal Variety Performance is held in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, of which The Queen is Patron. The money raised from the show helps hundreds of entertainers throughout the UK, who need help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health, or hard times.

“The origins of the Royal Variety Performance date back to 1912 when King George V and Queen Mary agreed to attend a ‘Royal Command Performance’ at the Palace Theatre in London, in aid of the Variety Artistes’ Benevolent Fund. In July 1919, the second Royal show was performed and was the first to be billed a “Royal Variety Performance”, before becoming an annual event in 1921.

“This will be the third time that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended the performance, following their attendance in 2014 and 2017.”

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