Kate Middleton Re-Wears Her Royal Blue Jenny Packham Gown for a Gala

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From Harper's BAZAAR

  • The Duchess of Cambridge hosted a gala for the children's mental health organization Place2be at Buckingham Palace today to celebrate the charity's 25th anniversary.
  • For the event, Duchess Kate re-wore a royal blue, beaded Jenny Packham gown that she last wore at a black tie gala in India in 2016.
  • Both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were present as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their last official appearance ahead of transitioning into post-royal life.

Leave it to the Duchess of Cambridge to show us all how to properly rock royal blue.

Duchess Kate looked elegant in a vibrant blue, beaded Jenny Packham gown while hosting schoolchildren at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the organization Place2be's 25th anniversary today. Kate paired the look with a matching beaded clutch and chandelier earrings, and kept her freshly-trimmed locks in flowing waves. The duchess previously wore the look during her and Prince William's royal tour of India in 2016.

According to People, Kate was greeted by students and teachers from Cranbrook School, New North Academy, and Salusbury Primary School for the event. Kate has been a patron of Place2be—a group that aims to champion young children's mental health while in school—since 2013.

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Kate's gala at Buckingham Palace follows her appearance at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey earlier this morning. The duchess had aimed for the other side of the color wheel for the daytime festivities, opting to wear a deep red Catherine Walker coat with a matching hat and pumps for the event.

Today's Commonwealth Day service marked the first time both Kate Middleton and Prince William made a joint appearance alongside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle since the Sussexes' decision to step down from royal duties. It might be the last public appearance from the two couples for the foreseeable future as well; today also marked Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's last public event as working royals.

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