Kate Middleton sparkles in an old favorite high street gown as she commits to sustainable fashion ahead of enchanting carol service

The Princess of Wales rewore the sparkling ruby red Aurora dress in a first look at her upcoming carol service

Kate Middleton wearing the ruby red Needle and Thread dress
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Kensington Palace have released a first look at Catherine, Princess of Wales, ahead of her special carol concert on December 15. In the sneak peek, Kate is shown wearing a high street favorite she has previously worn before. The ruby red dress from Needle and Thread is complemented with Kate’s effortlessly glamorous wavy locks and a pair of ruby and gold earrings.


Kensington Palace have shared a first look at Kate Middleton’s upcoming carol concert, and fans were delighted to see an old favorite look.

For the picture, a wintery looking Catherine recycles the cherry red Needle and Thread Aurora Ballerina Gown.  The beaded maxi gown features intricate sequin embellishment and the tulle fabric draped down in A line shape, while the cherry red color is a perfect nod to the holiday season.

Kate’s decision to repeat the stunning outfit shows a sense of duty and commitment to honoring the work William was promoting with his Earthshot Prize.

Kate Middleton is seen ahead of her carol service this year

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Most recently, during the glitzy Green Carpet event, guests were told to wear recycled outfits and dined on a menu of locally sourced, ethical cuisine.

For the event, Catherine stepped out of her comfort zone and wore a neon green, rented dress – a much bolder hue than fans have come to expect from her.

In the special sneak peek ahead of Kate’s Together at Christmas event, the Princess of Wales is stood in front of a Christmas tree with her silky locks curled down for a touch of classic glamour.

Kate last wowed in the high street gown back in 2020 when she attended a reception at Buckingham Palace.

She is also wearing her Soru Jewellery Ruby and Gold Drop Earrings.


Aurora Ballerina dress in cherry red, Needle & Thread - $719.00 (opens in new tab)

Aurora Ballerina dress in cherry red, Needle & Thread - $719.00 (opens in new tab)

This light-catching ankle-length dress is decorated with red shimmering sequins, and was inspired by a vintage lace tablecloth. 

Spearheaded by Kate and supported by The Royal Foundation, the upcoming carol concert will recognize "the selfless efforts of individuals, families and communities across the UK, and celebrate and showcase the joy that human connection and togetherness can bring", as per Kensington Palace.

It’s the second year Catherine will lead the special service.

This year, the Prince and Princess of Wales will be joined at Westminster Abbey by the King, Queen Consort Camilla and other members of the royal family as they dedicate the service to the late Queen and the values she demonstrated throughout her life – duty, empathy, faith, service, kindness, compassion and support for others.

West End star of Frozen the Musical Samantha Barks will make an appearance. Alfie Boe will do a duet with Sporty Spice Melanie C.

Prince William, Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville and Kristin Scott Thomas will all perform readings at the service.

The congregation will also include people who may be vulnerable or isolated at this time of year.

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