Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, – also known as Kate Middleton – looked absolutely stunning and the epitome of royalty in a chic red houndstooth dress as she marked the reopening of the Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum in London, earlier this week on Wednesday, May 19.
Kate – who earlier this month also made a trip to the National Portrait museum to promote her new photography book, Hold Still – attended the long-awaited reopening of the V&A museum – which first closed its doors on March 17 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic – in a gorgeous calf-length, tailored dress that reportedly retailed for $2220 from London-based designer Alessandra Rich.
The Queen of British fashion, let the dress do all the talking as she opted to accessorise with a simple black clutch bag, a pair of gold hoop earrings, and a delicate double chain gold necklace. Keeping in colour theme, the Duchess of Cambridge coordinated her face mask and her buckle heels to the rest of her look.
Kate, who is known for her glowing skin, opted for a natural makeup look, keeping her makeup in soft shades of browns and creams, and only choosing to accentuate her eyes with a heavy coating of mascara.
She kept her caramel coloured locks down and flowing freeing down her front and back in a style that she is known to often favour.
Take a look at the gorgeous future Queen in action below.
Kate Middleton strides with confidence in red houndstooth dress
The Duchess of Cambridge was given a tour of the grand museum, as well as an exclusive first look at the highly anticipated new exhibition titled ‘Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser’, which features performances, fashion, art, music, photography and over 300 set pieces from films related to Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
Duchess of Cambridge get’s an exclusive first look at Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Before going back to talk with some of the staff members to learn about their roles at the museum.
In March 2018, the gorgeous royal, who is a talented photographer, became the V&A’s first patron and marked her very first visit to the V&A by visiting the museum’s photography centre.
Before this occasion, the royal’s last visit to the museum took place in 2019, when she visited the 100 Women in Finance gala dinner wearing the stunning Disney Princess inspired frock.