The Duchess of Cambridge dressed to impress for her evening at the National Portrait Gallery's 2017 Portrait Gala on Tuesday. Kate wore a stunning floor length green Temperley dress for the occasion, which she attended in her role as patron of the National Portrait Gallery. The 35-year-old's gown featured beautiful lace detailing, which she accessorised with a gold clutch bag. Kate wore her hair down in loose curls, with natural make-up to complete the look.
During the event, Kate took the opportunity to view the gallery's newest exhibitions including Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends, and Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask another mask. She also met with the artist, Gillian Wearing, before viewing two special collections commissioned in honour of the Gala. Following her tour of the exhibitions, the Duchess mingled with fellow guests before attending the lavish Gala dinner.
Kate has been Patron of the National Portrait Gallery since 2012 and previously attended the gallery's gala in 2014, where she looked stylish as ever in a Jenny Packham evening gown and a diamond necklace borrowed from the Queen. The Duchess has since seen her own portrait grace the walls at the gallery, after her shoot for Vogue's centenary celebrations was displayed as part of the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition.
As in previous years, funds raised during the course of the Gala will go towards supporting the National Gallery's work and to aid the continued delivery of inspirational exhibitions and displays. It will also help the gallery to continue its world-class research.
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