When one has not seen Kate Middleton grace a red carpet in over a year, one is treated to the grandest, most enchanting of returns, apparently.
The 39-year-old Duchess stepped out at the premiere for the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die, wearing what we can only describe as a superhero-worthy solid gold ensemble.
Indeed, the Duchess of Cambridge picked out a floor-length golden gown, designed by her long-time favourite Jenny Packham, which was embellished top to bottom with golden sequins along with a matching long cape. To finish, she added a pair of glimmering Onitaa earrings and swept her hair into a chic up-do.
Forget the Met Gala—this was the red carpet return we’d all been waiting for.
Kate joined her husband Prince William alongside her father-in-law Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla for the star studded film premiere.
As they walked the red carpet, the royals were flanked by other A-listers including 19-year-old singer Billie Eilish, actor Ana de Armas, and tennis champion Emma Raducanu.
Of course, we also can’t forget the man of the night – Daniel Craig AKA James Bond himself who also chatted to the royals as they made their way in.
The royals’ appearance was also a quiet show of support for healthcare workers—something The Firm has aligned with since the beginning of the pandemic. During the premiere, the family spoke to a number of people in the healthcare industry, as well as some armed forces personel who had been invited along too.
It marks the first time we’ve seen a red carpet appearance from Kate Middleton since before the pandemic. In February 2020, Kate stepped out with Prince William in another striking golden look—a recycled Alexander McQueen number.
It’s rare we get an appearance with both royal generations, so it was aptly marked on the royals’ social channels.
Sharing several snippets from the event to Instagram, Kensington Palace wrote in a caption: “Wonderful to see @007 back on our big screens! 🎬”
“No Time To Die is the 25th Bond film and Daniel Craig’s last after 15 years in the role. It showcases the inspirational work of actors, musicians, directors, cinematographers and all those involved in making the film so special.”