With a host of Bond Girls to compete with, the Duchess of Cambridge turned on the glitz at the world premiere of the new 007 film Spectre tonight
Appearing to go braless, Kate dazzled in a bespoke diaphanous pale blue full-length gown by her go-to evening wear designer, Jenny Packham.
The elegant dress featured a crossover chiffon front and modest V-neck while the delicate draping at the back of the gown flashed a hint of Kate’s lower back.
Meanwhile, an intricate beaded band around the waist helped highlight Kate’s slender frame.
This is the third time this year the Princess has chosen to wear British designer Jenny Packham, who has clearly become one of her favourites.
She originally wore the brand back in May when leaving the hospital with Princess Charlotte and then again just recently for the Chinese President’s visit to the United Kingdom.
To top off her look, Kate wore a clutch by the same brand, earrings by Robinson Pelham that retail at £14,300 and Jimmy Choo platform heels.
Instead of leaving her famous brunette curls down, she pulled them up into an elaborate plaited bun.
At her side – dressed in Bond-style black tie – were her husband, Prince William, and brother-in-law Prince Harry.
As they arrived on the carpet in a chauffeur driven Bentley – not the spy’s favoured Aston Martin – the Royal trio were met by the producers of Spectre, Barbara Broccoli (daughter of the late Cubby Broccoli, original producer of the Bond franchise) Michael Wilson, and director Sam Mendes.
The glamorous black tie CTBF Royal Film Performance is held annually in aid of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund, the charity for the UK Film, cinema and commercial television industries, dedicated to providing support for those working behind the scenes in times of hardship.
Spectre will be the third Bond film chosen as a Royal Film Performance since its inception in 1946.
The royal trio were invited to nominate two further charities to benefit from tonight’s performance and chose Shelterbox, which helped with the emergency response following the recent Nepal earthquake, and Save The Children for its work with families fleeing the conflicts in Syria and Iraq and managing the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Before the performance at the Royal Albert Hall, just a stone’s throw from their residences at Kensington Palace, William, Kate and Harry met the stars of the film, notably Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Wishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Monica Bellucci – at 50, widely billed as the oldest ever Bond Girl – Andrew Scott and Ralph Fiennes.
The cast will be joined by director Sam Mendes and producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
The royals will also meet trustees and beneficiaries of the CTBF as well as representatives from their own nominated charities.
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli commented: ‘We are honoured that Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend the Royal Film Performance of Spectre and delighted the CTBF will be the beneficiary of the event.’
The President of the CTBF, Barry Jenkins OBE, added: ‘We are absolutely thrilled that the World Premiere of Spectre has been selected as The CTBF Royal Film Performance 2015 and are most grateful to the Royal Family for their continued support.’
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