Dec 01, 2023 12:21 AM EST
Britain’s Catherine, Princess of Wales smiles as she arrives to attend the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on November 30, 2023. The Royal Variety Performance takes place every year, either in London or in a theatre around the United Kingdom. The event is in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, which supports members of the entertainment industry with a nationwide grants scheme, to help those who’ve worked professionally in the entertainment industry during this very difficult economic climate.
Kate Middleton exuded regal elegance on the red carpet of this year’s Royal Variety Performance Thursday at Royal Albert Hall in London.
The Princess of Wales wowed in a stunning royal blue Safiyaa evening gown at the event, which she attended alongside her husband, Prince William. The dress featured padded shoulders, floor-length cape sleeves, and a neckline embellished with crystals.
Complementing the ensemble flawlessly, she opted for pointed suede pumps in the same striking hue. Additionally, she wore a pair of stud earrings, her diamond and sapphire engagement ring, and a diamond bracelet that harmonized with the dress’ neckline design.
Britain’s Catherine, Princess of Wales arrives to attend the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on November 30, 2023.
Her makeup featured a rosy pink blush that illuminated her complexion, accentuated by a hint of shimmer on her eyelids. She paired this with a glossy pink lip.
Staying true to her usual style, Middleton wore her mid-parted dark brown hair down, yet this time with a unique twist. She showcased her new curtain bangs with her signature bouncy blowout.
Prince William, for his part, chose a black velvet tuxedo layered over a clean white dress shirt, elegantly completed with a black bow tie.
The royal couple strolled onto the red carpet hand-in-hand and flashing smiles. However, their appearance came amid new royal family drama triggered by royal author Omid Scobie’s recent book, “Endgame.”
Britain’s Catherine, Princess of Wales and Britain’s Prince William, Prince of Wales arrive to attend the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on November 30, 2023.
Just before the event, Dutch publishers announced a temporary removal of the book from shelves in the Netherlands.
The decision came after the Dutch version reportedly named the royal family members who allegedly made controversial remarks regarding the skin color of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Prince Archie, before his birth.
According to the Daily Mail, the members named in the book were widely reported by media organizations to be King Charles and Middleton. British broadcaster Piers Morgan also revealed on his show Wednesday that the two royals were named in the translation.
The Princess of Wales, however, has not yet addressed the book and, as per the New York Post, ignored reporters’ questions about it at the Royal Variety Performance.
Since 1912, the British royal family has made it a tradition for one or more of its members to attend the yearly event.
This televised variety show, held annually in the United Kingdom, raises funds for the Royal Variety Charity, which helps British entertainers who need aid due to old age, poor health or hard times.