William and Kate joined Princes Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall for their first joint engagement at the Royal Albert Hall to see X factor judge Gary Barlow perform. For Kate this concert was a little extra special. The Duchess has been a huge fan of Take That (Gary Barlow's band) for years. When Take That performed at Diana's memorial concert she was photographed singing along to their biggest hit 'Back for good'. The event was certainly a family affair with Camilla's daughter Laura Lopes and daughter in law Sarah Buys in attendance. You can watch the video Here.
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As the Cambridge's were seated Gary Barlow said 'I hope you enjoy tonight and I hope it' not too loud' to which William replied 'the louder the better'. According to people Kate was singing along but seemed uncertain as to whether or not it was appropriate :)
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The Royals walked the red carpet which was surrounded by journalists and photographers who had waited for hours to get the perfect photo of Kate. Photographer Mark Stewart tweeted that one journalist had waited since 6.30 a.m. and the interest reminded him of the 'Diana Days'. Proving that Kate has revitalised interest in the monarchy. A look at the press waiting for the royals to arrive. (With thanks to @theroyaleditor)
The show is the second of two performances in aid of The Princes Trust and the Princes Foundation of which Kate is a patron. Funds raised will go towards helping disadvantaged young people. To find out more about the trust or donate please Click Here. Gary Barlow has been incredibly excited about the concert and of course performing for the Royals.
Kate looked absolutely beautiful in a short black and nude Zara Lace Tulip Dress which is selling for £70. (With thanks to @MrsRegalEyes) I cannot tell you how much I love this dress on Kate, The shorter length really suits her slender figure. Again we see Kate favouring lace, It looks amazing on her.
Other pieces at Zara with a similar print.
Kate also wore a black Ralph Lauren jacket. If it looks familiar it's because she first wore it the day after the royal wedding with a blue Zara dress.
Duchess Kate accessorised with her charm bracelet, Kiki McDonough Grace earrings a black belt, her black velvet clutch and black suede pumps. This looks is reminiscent of Kate's style pre engagement and quite a departure from her latest looks. We often forget she is only 29 and it's wonderful to see her in a youthful look.