The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, made a stunning appearance at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) alongside her husband, Prince William, at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
While Prince William kept it classic in a double-breasted black velvet tuxedo jacket, Kate stole the show in a stunning Alexander McQueen one-shoulder gown that she previously wore to the BAFTAs in 2019.
What caught everyone’s attention were the pair of £18 earrings from Zara that the Duchess wore with her outfit.
The Duchess is known for her love of high street brands, and Zara is one of her favourites. She regularly wears pieces from the brand and mixes them with designer pieces.
The affordable and fashionable earrings added a touch of glamour to her outfit but, most importantly, made the Duchess much more relatable to a new generation as the royal family struggles to keep their status relevant in the 2020s and beyond.
The Duchess completed her look with dramatic opera gloves, which have become a must-have accessory for any formal occasion, according to stylists. The gloves made a statement with panache and elegance, adding to her old-fashioned Hollywood glamour look.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made it a tradition to attend the biggest night in UK cinema each year. Their last appearance was in 2020, shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic brought lockdown to the UK.
The royal couple’s appearance at the event came just days after their visit to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, where they learned about the area’s heritage and helped with the refurbishment of a sailing dinghy.
The Duchess looked effortlessly elegant, sporting a chestnut brown Hobbs coat and matching knee-high boots, teamed with a red outfit underneath, proving that she is the queen of the high street as she made a fashion statement with her affordable and fashionable earrings from Zara at the BAFTAs.