Kate Middleton Dazzles in a Gorgeous Floral Alexander McQueen Gown at Glittering Gala Evening
On Tuesday, Duchess Kate looked stunning as she attended the 2019 annual Portrait Gala. The event was held at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
The Royal chose to recycle an old gown which she altered to make it look slightly different.
Duchess Kate was one of the people who were in attendance at the 2019 Portrait Gala. For the occasion, she reworked her black floral Alexander McQueen gown.
She first wore the dress in 2017 to the BAFTAs. This time the Duchess changed the sleeves to give it a new and fresh look.
The off-the-shoulder sleeves were altered into cap sleeves. She was accompanied by her husband, Prince William, who kept it simple in a black suit and bowtie.
The couple got to meet members of the Gallery’s Youth Forum and viewed artwork produced by some of the National Portrait Gallery’s outreach programs. This is the third time that Kate has attended the event.
The funds raised at the Gala will be used to support the National Portrait Gallery's work. This year, the money will be used to support Inspiring People: Transforming our National Portrait Gallery.
This is a project aimed at the complete renewal of the gallery with many parts of the building going through refurbishment. Inspiring People will also benefit the gallery’s most extensive programs nationwide.
Audiences will be engaged onsite, locally, regionally, and online. Kate is an art lover who has been a Royal patron for the National Portrait Gallery for seven years.
In 2012, she made her first official which is also on display at the gallery. The artwork was painted by artist Paul Emsley.
The Duchess studied art history in college. She's also an avid photographer and is the first Royal Patron of the Victoria & Albert Museum, which was announced last March.
Last October, she helped launch a Photography Center at the V&A.
Prince Harry and his wife Duchess Meghan made their second joint appearance with the Cambridges since Christmas on Monday. They all appeared together despite the rumors that they have a "feud."
The Queen was also present at the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.