The Duchess of Cambridge has long been a fan of re-wearing her wardrobe, and she opted for a previously worn beaded Jenny Packham gown for her most recent royal duty.
Last night, Kate hosted schoolchildren at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 25th anniversary of organisation Place2be. She paired her look with a matching beaded clutch and chandelier earrings, and wore her new mid-length hair 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.
The duchess made a rare speech during the event, highlighting the organisation's passionate efforts over the years.
"Place2Be was one of the first charities I became patron of. I knew it was special then, but having spent many years since, learning about the importance of childhood development, I see even more the value in the work that you do and I am hugely grateful for all that you have taught me over the past seven years," said Kate during her address.
"You taught me, right from the start, that the children in your schools are only as happy and emotionally strong as the adults in their care. That is why you take such great pride in the work you do with your teachers and your parents."
Kate's gala at Buckingham Palace follows her appearance at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey earlier that day. The duchess had aimed for the other side of the colour wheel for the daytime festivities, opting to wear a deep red Catherine Walker coat with a matching hat and pumps for the event.
Yesterday's Commonwealth Day service marked the first time both Kate and William made a joint appearance alongside Harry and Meghan since the Sussexes' decision to step down from royal duties.
It might also be the last public appearance from the two couples; yesterday also marked the Sussexes' last public event as working royals.
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