Duchess Kate Steals the Show in a Curve-Hugging Gown at the Royal Variety Performance With Prince William

Making a fashion statement! Duchess Kate (née Middleton) dressed to impress while stopping by the Royal Variety Performance in London with her husband, Prince William, on Monday, November 18. The royal looked radiant in a curve-hugging Alexander McQueen gown, worn with sparkling accessories for the momentous occasion.

The couple appeared to be having a ball while greeting attendees, having left their children Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and 1-year-old Prince Louis back at home for the evening.

William, 37, and Kate, 37, were all smiles during their appearance at the Palladium Theatre and fortunately, the event’s proceeds help hundreds of entertainers throughout the U.K.

Before they made their way into the venue, William and Kate spoke with with some of the Mary Poppins cast members. As expected, the pair’s older kids were excited about the event and wanted to go watch the singing and dancing, however Kate and William had an understandable reason for not letting them tag along.

She told singer Petula Clark, “not on a school night!”

Kate and William clearly enjoyed their fun-filled evening out, shortly after celebrating the anniversary of their engagement. The dynamic duo announced they were getting married nine years ago this week and it looks like she paid homage with her dress choice for the Royal Variety Performance — because her wedding gown was also created by the same legendary fashion house.

The royal first chose brand due to the “beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing,” according to a statement from the palace on the day of her nuptials.

Sarah Burton, who became creative director of the company in the wake of McQueen’s death, designed Kate’s dress and she previously spoke about the honor during an interview with the New York Times in 2014.

“Some people think that I’m afraid to speak up about the happy experience I had creating the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, but I can tell you that is nonsense. I have never been a shrinking violet or a person who is ruled by fear. I loved making the dress … and we put our hearts into it,” she said. “I was honored to pick up the challenge and always will be.”

Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of Kate and William at the Royal Variety Performance event! 

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