When Kate Middleton stepped out to attend London’s Portrait Gala at the National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday, March 12, royal fans noticed the gown she wore looked strangely familiar. Well, it just so happens that the Duchess of Cambridge pulled another royal rewear!
For the event, the 37-year-old showed up wearing a floral Alexander McQueen gown she previously wore to the BAFTAs in February 2017. However, the royal socialite revamped the ensemble by adding capped sleeves. Kate turned heads as she arrived at the prestigious occasion — sadly without her husband, Prince William. Take a look at Kate in both versions of the dress below!
Throughout the night, Kate chatted with A-list guests like Naomi Campbell, David Beckham and Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and many others. Also in attendance was William’s cousin, Princess Beatrice, who showed up to the event with her boyfriend, Edoardo Mapelli Mozi — marking their first public outing as a couple.
For this year’s affair, the Portrait Gala raised funds for a special project, titled “Inspiring People: Transforming Our National Portrait Gallery,” which will work to refurbish the art museum’s building. Kate, who has served as a patron since 2012, spent a portion of the night speaking with members of the organization’s Youth Forum while viewing artwork created by those in its outreach programs.
These programs are close to Kate’s heart considering her little kiddos, Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3, are very fond of arts and crafts. “It’s something I’m loving doing with my children — paper mâché — I forgot how messy it is, but it’s really great,” the duchess said in February while visiting an art class at Alperton Community School in Brent, England.
Just the day before, the brunette beauty looked spectacular while attending the annual church service at Westminster Abbey for Commonwealth Day, honoring the 53 nations for which Queen Elizabeth serves as head of state. Kate stepped out for the eventful day on Monday, March 11, and it didn’t take long before eagle-eyed fans noticed she was donning the stunning 18-button red Catherine Walker coat dress she first wore in April 2014 during a tour in New Zealand.
Who doesn’t love a royal rewear? Keep ’em coming, Kate!