Kate Middleton and husband Prince William made a memorable appearance on day two of the COP26 summit currently underway in Scotland.
The Duke and Duchess spent Monday evening attending an evening reception alongside some of the major world leaders at the conference. Joining them were fellow royals, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla.
The royal family are known for their dedication to promoting sustainable practices and endorsing education and funding towards climate change solutions.
In fact, it was only last month that Kate and Wills hosted the Earthshot Prize Awards where both the royals announced the talented winners of the inaugural event, who were lauded for their efforts in climate change research and solutions.
With this in mind, it was no surprise to the see the royals in their element at the reception for COP26, which brings together world leaders in an effort to come up with effective ways their countries can work towards key goals and implement initiatives to lessen the impacts of global warming.
For the event, Duchess Catherine wore a striking cobalt blue dress by Eponine. It featured three-quarter length sleeves and was clinched at the waist with button detailing.
She added a pair of navy heels and wore her hair in a slick up-do.
The event comes as the conference ramps up with world leaders expected to reconsider and even rejig legislation in order to come up with effective climate change solutions in their countries.
A big part of this year’s conference is a push for countries to enact a goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030.
Of course, all eyes are also on Australia and its Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the conference given the country is one of the world’s biggest polluters per capita.
But worryingly, Morrison announced last week the country’s intention to achieve that target 20 years after the projected timeline—in 2050.
As for the 2030 target, Morrison is forecasting to cut up to 35 per cent of carbon emissions based on 2005 levels. At the conference, he told world leaders that he expects to “exceed” that target.