All hail the queen of royal fashion.
Kate Middleton stepped in for Her Majesty today as she presented The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, showing off a gorgeous new look in the process.
Wearing a pebble-textured bottle green dress ($981) from Canadian-British designer Edeline Lee, the duchess, 40, departed from her usual tried-and-true brands for the high-fashion event at London’s Design Museum.
The midi dress features a high, draped neck, tie detail at the elbows and two gold buckles cinching the waist.
She paired the dress with accessories including the gold Nadine Irena “Maya” statement earrings she wore during this spring’s Caribbean tour as well as Emmy London green suede heels ($420) and a matching clutch ($375).
Inside the museum, Middleton chatted with British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, Edward Enninful, who worked with Meghan Markle when she guest-edited the September 2019 issue of the magazine.
Middleton also met with up-and-coming designers taking part in the British Fashion Council Foundation’s initiatives which provide new talent with financial support and mentoring opportunities.
The duchess is set to present The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to the yet-to-be-announced winner, watching an immersive fashion show from the designer afterward.
The inaugural design award was presented by the Queen herself in 2018 when she attended London Fashion Week for the first time, making headlines around the world when she sat in the front row at Richard Quinn’s show alongside Anna Wintour.