Kate’s tribute to the Queen: Duchess of Cambridge donned Her Majesty’s glittering diamond chandelier earrings for her West End date night with William
- The Duchess of Cambridge wore the Queen’s earrings to the theatre last night
- Glittering diamond chandelier earrings brought a touch of glamour to the outfit
- Kate, 38, has worn the earrings to a number of high profile events in recent years
- Kate joined William to watch musical Dear Evan Hansen on the West End
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed a date night at the Noël Coward Theatre, where they watched a special charity performance of hit musical Dear Evan Hansen.
Kate, 38, brought a touch of glamour to her black Eponine tweed dress with a pair of dazzling diamond chandelier earrings from Her Majesty’s jewellery collection.
The glittering accessories are a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, and have been worn on a number of high profile occasions, including a state banquet for the Chinese president in 2015 and the Queen’s diplomatic reception in December 2013.
Kate, 38, brought a touch of glamour to her black Eponine tweed dress with a pair of dazzling diamond chandelier earrings from Her Majesty’s jewellery collection, pictured
The glittering accessories are a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, and have been worn on a number of high profile occasions, including a state banquet for the Chinese president in 2015, left, and the Queen’s diplomatic reception in December 2013, right
However it is thought the Queen is less fond of the jewels and has never worn them on a public engagement.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared in excellent spirits as they arrived for the special charity performance of Dear Evan Hansen, which was held in aid of The Royal Foundation.
Kate opted for a black custom Eponine dress tweed dress with embellished buttons, which she teamed with her £525 silver Jimmy Choos, worn at the BAFTA awards and the Addiction Awareness Week charity gala last year, and a new matching £675 clutch.
The otherwise pared back look was elevated by the earrings, which caught the light as Kate made her way inside.
A gift from Her Majesty! Kate
The Duchess of Cambridge wore the earrings to the Tusk Conservation Awards in 2018
The earrings in Paris in March 2017, left, and at the Royal Variety Performance that year
The Duchess of Cambridge first wore the earrings to the BAFTA gala in LA in 2011
The Duchess has previously worn the showstopping jewels to black tie occasions, including a reception in Paris in 2017 and to the Tusk Conservation Awards in 2018.
William looked smart himself, sporting a blue suit, crisp white shirt and spotted tie as they made their way into the theatre.
The Cambridges watched the show and met members of the cast before the Duke spoke to the audience at the end of the performance.
The couple posted a number of pictures from the evening on their Kensington Royal Instagram, the caption said: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a special performance of Dear Evan Hansen @dehwestend, held in aid of The Royal Foundation.
All that glitters! Kate Middleton cut a fashionable figure in sparkling Jimmy Choos as she arrived at the Noël Coward Theatre alongside Prince William in Covent Garden last night
Warm welcome: The couple met members of the theatre as they were welcomed before the special showing of the musical
Smile! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet the cast backstage. The musical has been credited with helping to start important conversations about mental health
‘The musical @dearevanhansen has been credited with helping to start important conversations about mental health between parents and teenagers. The issue of mental health is a key priority for The Royal Foundation which works to tackle the stigma and encourage more people to talk openly about their mental health.’
The musical, which won six Tony Awards after opening on Broadway in 2016, is about an anxiety-ridden boy struggling to connect in a hyperconnected world.
Their appearance came as Prince Harry landed in Scotland, where he will be hosting a summit today.
The Duchess of Cambridge also has a busy day ahead and is due to arrive at the London Stadium, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, for a SportsAid event.
Elegant: Kate cut a glamorous figure as she smiled at royal fans waiting at the entrance, sporting blow-drived waves and flashing her famous engagement ring
Chic: Kate opted for a black Eponine dress tweed dress with embellished buttons, which she teamed with her £525 silver Jimmy Choos and a matching clutch, worn at the BAFTA awards
Natural beauty: Kate looked particularly fresh faced as she sported lighter blush, winged eyeliner and dazzling diamond drop earrings, flashing her engagement ring