The Duchess Of Cambridge Recycles A Decade – Old Alexander McQueen Gown For The Earthshot Prize

The Duchess of Cambridge is known for re – wearing pieces from her wardrobe – so it’s no surprise the royal opted to recycle an Alexander McQueen gown in liliac for the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony at London’s Alexandra Palace on Sunday night.

PARIS, France – Late teamed the floor – length dress, which she first wore as a newlywed at a BAFTA event in LA back in 2011, with Oscar de la Renta heels and Kiki McDonough earrings, the latter of which she was previously spotted wearing at the Pippa Middleton’s wedding in 2017.

The Duchess, of course, ensured she stuck to the dress code for the event, which asked for guests to ‘consider the environment when choosing their outfit’. Prince William, too, took a leaf out of his wife’s book and re – wore a green velvet tuxedo he previously wore to a charity gala in 2019, this time opting for a black turtleneck underneath.

The Earthshot Prize was launched by the Duke of Cambridge in 2020, in order to honour those working to tackle the climate crisis around the world. The first ever winners included Costa Rica, for a pioneering scheme that pays local citizens to restore natural ecosystems; Bahamas – based environmental organisation Coral Vita, which is working to restore the world’s coral reefs; and the city of Milan, for an initiative that has dramatically cut food waste while tackling hunger.