Thrifty Kate strikes again! Duchess of Cambridge recycles six-year-old Jenny Packham dress as she joins Prince William at the Tusk Conservation Awards

11:21 • 10.11.18



She is known for recycling pieces from her wardrobe past and tonight the Duchess of Cambridge stunned in a teal blue ball gown she had first worn six years ago.


Kate, 36, looked stunning as she joined Prince William at the Tusk Conservation Awards at Banqueting House, London on Thursday night.


The mother-of-three recycled a sea green floor length lace gown by British designer Jenny Packham for the event this evening which she had initially worn back in 2012 to a gala event at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the countdown to the London Olympic Games.


Despite the fact that she has since given birth to three children the elegant ballgown still fitted like a glove as she stepped onto the red carpet on Thursday, the Daily Mail reports. 


And Kate stuck to what she knows when it came to her accessories too, carrying the same custom-made clutch bag she was seen with back in 2012.

 

Kate also opted for the same £450 'Vamp' sandals from Jimmy Choo that she wore when she debuted the dress.


She mixed up her look slightly by swapping the elegant chignon she had originally opted to have for tumbling curls framing her face perfectly. 


Kate wore a pair of dazzling pair of chandelier diamond earrings and a further element of sparkle was added in the form of her bejeweled waistband


And she appeared to have had a small accident, spotted wearing a circular plaster on her middle finger. 


Prince William, meanwhile, put on a dapper display in a tux and £400 Arthur Sleep cashmere slippers as he joined his wife on the red carpet, both of whom wore a remembrance poppy ahead of armistice day. 

 

The couple, who are parents to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, looked happy and relaxed sharing a joke together upon their arrival this evening.  


The Duke of Cambridge became Royal Patron of Tusk in December 2005. The Duke has actively supported the charity's work both privately and publicly on many occasions and recently visited Tusk projects in Namibia and Tanzania.


He also visited projects in Kenya on his week-long tour before returning to the UK at the beginning of October. 


For almost thirty years, Tusk has pioneered successful conservation action in Africa by protecting wildlife, empowering communities and advancing the frontline in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. 


The annual Tusk Conservation Awards celebrate the achievements of extraordinary people, whose work protecting Africa's natural heritage might otherwise go unnoticed outside their fields.


Last year, William said the annual awards mean a great deal to him personally and play a huge part in
preserving the continent's wildlife.


He added: “These awards, which mean a great deal to me personally, play a huge part in our mission to preserve Africa's precious wildlife for its people.


“It is vital that we recognise the dedication of these unsung heroes and the bravery of rangers risking their lives, day and night, on conservation's front line. We all owe them a huge debt of gratitude.”


Upon arrival at Banqueting House, Their Royal Highnesses will attend a reception to meet the award nominees, Tusk supporters and sponsors. The Duke will present three awards before delivering a short speech. 


The event attracted a whole host of high profile guests including the Rolling Stones legend Ronnie Wood alongside his wife Sally who were among the first arrivals.  


The musician is the charity's longest-standing supporter and first ever Patron since 1991 according the the patron's page on the charity website.


Also in attendance was news reader Kate Silverton and her Strictly Come Dancing partner Aljaz Skorjanec.


Following behind was singer Katherine Jenkins who stunned in a black halterneck dress and bright red lipstick arriving on the arm of her husband Andrew Levitas. 

 

 

Kate, 36, looked stunning as she joined Prince William at the Tusk Conservation Awards at Banqueting House, London on Thursday night

The mother-of-three recycled a sea green floor length lace gown by British designer Jenny Packham for the event this evening which she had initially worn six years ago

The mother-of-three took a departure from her original look, swapping her formal chignon hairstyle for loose waves for this evening's event   Kate appeared to be in good spirits at this evening's event

Kate even opted for the same accessories when it came to her ensemble carrying the same clutch bag she was seen with back in 2012

The couple appeared to be in a playful mood as they shared a joke together upon their arrival at this evening's event 

The Duchess of Cambridge spent time talking chief executive of Tusk, Charles Mayhew, before entering the event tonight

The tiny gems in the delicate lace across her back and shoulders shimmered as she made her way in to the banqueting hall

The Duchess showcased her dramatic eye makeup as she turned to speak to William on their way to meet the award nominees

 

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Kate first wore the teal gown in 2012 to a gala event at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the countdown to the London Olympic Games. Pictured: Kate at the gala six years ago





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