On Sunday evening, Kate Middleton and Prince William made their debut on the BAFTAs red carpet as the Prince and Princess of Wales. To mark their return to the awards show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Kate restyled a white one-shouldered Alexander McQueen gown that she previously wore to the BAFTA Awards in 2019, updating the look with a pair of black evening gloves and statement gold earrings.
Over the last few years, Kate has used red carpet events as an opportunity to promote sustainability. On the 2020 BAFTA red carpet, she wore the same white and gold Alexander McQueen dress that she wore to a 2012 state dinner in Malaysia, and in December 2022, she attended the Earthshot Prize ceremony in a bright green dress that she rented from an online platform.
William has served as the president of BAFTA since 2010, and he and Kate are regular presences on the red carpet, attending together most years since their 2011 wedding. The night also marked their return to the event for the first time since 2020. In 2021, the pandemic led to a virtual ceremony, and in 2022, William delivered remarks virtually but the couple did not attend the event due to “diary conflicts.”
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