Fan-favorite royals Prince William and Kate Middleton stepped out last night to attend the 2018 Tusk Conservation Awards, where the Duchess of Cambridge looked beautiful in a gown People reported has been hanging in her closet for years.
Her royal highness was stunning in an elegant teal floor-length gown designed by Jenny Packham, who Elle reported has described it as “a lace bodice embellished with Swarovski crystals and a pleated skirt.” The dress featured a jeweled-belted waist and delicate lace cap sleeves.
Last night, however, was not the first time the duchess has worn the gorgeous piece–the dress made its debut six years ago, People noted, when Kate wore it for a gala at the Royal Albert Hall hosted by the British Olympic Association.
Kate added to the outfit with yet another recycled item, pairing the gown with a matching teal clutch purse designed by Packham that also went with the look in 2012. She accessorized with a pair of diamond chandelier earrings and a poppy brooch and wore her shoulder-length brown locks loosely in her signature blowout style.
Her husband Prince William looked dapper alongside her in a classic black tuxedo and bow tie. He too wore a red poppy in remembrance of those who lost their lives in war.
Kate has never been one to be afraid of shopping her closet to dress for events. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the duchess re-wore a piece from her official visit to Canada in 2016 just last week when she visited the Imperial War Museum, making it almost look like a different piece thanks to one minor alteration.
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Last night The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Tusk Conservation Awards 2018. The #TuskAwards celebrate the extraordinary work of individuals who are protecting endangered wildlife in Africa. Their Royal Highnesses met all the award nominees and supporters of Tusk before The Duke presented three Conservation Awards... ➡️Tusk Award for Conservation to Vincent Opyene who has single-handedly changed how Uganda addresses the illegal wildlife trade, risking his life on a daily basis to combat wildlife trafficking and to bring criminals to justice. ➡️ The Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award to Julius Obwona for his leadership in Murchison Falls, Uganda which has led to the prosecution of 720 suspects involved in wildlife related crimes, and the number of elephants killed by poachers has dropped from three a day to three a month. ➡️ The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa to Pete Morkel in recognition of his successful work in relocating a range of wildlife including rhino, elephant and giraffe. Through his work, a much higher level of knowledge on these species has been acquired throughout Africa, ultimately helping with their management, protection and wider conservation. #ForAllTheyDo #TuskAwards #endwildlifecrime ????(2) @chrisjacksongetty ???? (1/3) Press Association
The Tusk Awards was the first of four engagements the royal couple will be attending this week, which the Kensington Palace Twitter account described as a celebration of the “extraordinary work” of individuals working to protect endangered wildlife in Africa.
Prince William became a Royal Patron of the Tusk organization in 2005, and even has an award named after him–the “Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa” that commends outstanding dedication and contribution to conservation. This was awarded last night to Pete Morkel for his work capturing a range of wildlife that has led to a higher knowledge of the animals and “ultimately helping with their management, protection and wider conservation.”
Through his successful work in capturing a range of wildlife including rhino, elephant and giraffe, a much higher level of knowledge on these species as been acquired throughout Africa, ultimately helping with their management, protection and wider conservation #TuskAwards— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 8, 2018
Prince William addressed the audience at the awards last night, sharing he is “inspired and humbled” by the dedication of the award nominees.
“It never ceases to amaze me how they achieve so much against the odds and with so few resources,” he said.
Watch Tusk's Royal Patron, The Duke Of Cambridge's impassioned speech from last night's Tusk Conservation Awards in full here: https://t.co/6fwcwEfA2k #TuskAwards #ForAllTheyDo pic.twitter.com/K1mAqRLFX9— Tusk (@tusk_org) November 9, 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will unite with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend to attend the Festival of Remembrance Service on Saturday, followed by two more events on Sunday.