To commemorate ANZAC Day in 2022, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a Service Of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. Catherine chose her cream Alexander McQueen dress and paired it with a large cream headband. She accessorized with a black purse and opted for black heels to complement it.
Historically, the then-Duchess had only worn this dress to family events, including the christening of her daughter. Now, she decided that it was an appropriate choice for a somber and serious event, not only for happy occasions. As she entered the church, though, she was all smiles and brought her light to the difficult event.
Alexander McQueen Dress - July 2015
The christening of your child is a huge event. Now imagine compounding that with the fact that the child in question is the princess of the United Kingdom. That's no small feat for a mother just nine weeks postpartum. To mark the occasion, Kate wore a cream Alexander McQueen dress that was simple and elegant.
It was the perfect timeless number, so much so that she has continued to wear it for years after. For the christening, Kate chose an ornate hat to match the dress, and cream heels. She walked Charlotte into the proceedings and managed to look more elegant than any of us could in our lives.
Alexander McQueen Dress - May 2018
Arguably one of the biggest global events of 2018 was the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Many eyes were on the royal family after waves of controversy had emerged regarding their acceptance of Meghan into the family. The then-Duchess of Cambridge opted for her trusty cream Alexander McQueen dress for the wedding.
Previously, Kate had worn it for her daughter's christening, so clearly, this dress was reserved for high-status use only. This time, Kate paired it with a slanted hat that had a large flower on it, complementing her small bouquet. She was escorted by Princess Charlotte who looked adorable in her flower-girl ensemble.
Jenny Packham Gown - October 2019
Kate and William spent a few days in Pakistan on a diplomatic tour in 2019. As part of their stay, the royal couple attended a reception held by the British High Commissioner to Pakistan. It was the first royal visit to the country in 15 years, and the Duke and Duchess made every effort to make the most out of their time there. This included meeting local children, touring around the country, and meeting the Pakistani President.
They arrived at the reception in style, via a decorated rickshaw. While Prince William donned a more traditional outfit, Kate looked gorgeous in a glittery green gown by Jenny Packham. Packham also created a traditional dupatta scarf to go with the outfit.
Jenny Packham Gown - November 2021
The Royal Variety Performance is a time-honored tradition dating back to 1912. It's a tradition that a number of royals, including the monarch, show up for the fundraising event. Princess Kate first attended with Prince William in 2014, and she's returned to the royal box many times since.
After missing 2020's event, Kate attended the 2021 performance looking as dazzling as you would expect. She re-wore the sparkly green Jenny Packham gown that she wore in India a few years before, though this time she ditched the scarf for a more traditional British look. Needless to say, she looked like a star on the red carpet.