Kate Middleton’s daring red suit and affordable ‘regency’ earrings for special night out with Prince William

Kate Middleton's daring red suit and statement earrings were the epitome of bold elegance as she discussed a major new campaign

Kate Middleton’s daring red suit as she attends a pre-campaign launch event
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Kate Middleton’s daring red suit and affordable “regency” earrings wowed during a very special night out with Prince William in London. 

After a challenging few weeks of intense scrutiny following the release of Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, the Prince and Princess of Wales stepped out for a very special night together on January 30th. The future King and Queen Consort made an appearance at BAFTA in London for a reception for one of Kate Middleton’s biggest projects to date. Known for her passion for early years and childhood research and support, the Princess of Wales’ Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood has a new campaign, Shaping Us

This aims to raise awareness of how critical the first five years of our lives are when it comes to shaping us as adults. The reception was a star-studded event and whilst Kate Middleton’s dresses are always show-stoppers, her scarlet outfit and affordable earrings for the event might become some fans’ new favorite look. 

Catherine, Princess of Wales attends a pre-campaign launch event

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Kate Middleton’s daring red suit is understood to be from one of her favorite designers, Alexander McQueen. Featuring an elegant asymmetrical design at the front and slightly puffed shoulders, the blazer oozed effortless elegance. The matching wide-leg trousers added a chic edge to the formal look and the Princess of Wales added to the vibrant fashion-forward look by making it truly head-to-toe red with matching scarlet pumps.

The only pop of color that wasn’t in this cherry-red tone were her affordable statement earrings which she'd previously worn last year when she attended the unveiling of the National Windrush Monument. Featuring intricately made interconnected shapes, these earrings from Chalk were inspired by the Royal Opera House, no less. 

Catherine, Princess of Wales attends a pre-campaign launch event

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Its ornate details and geometry can also be found in the Main Stage auditorium ceiling there and the earrings are made from acrylic, walnut and gold. Priced at $92/£75 these eye-catching earrings are relatively affordable and were the only piece of jewelry other than Kate Middleton’s engagement and wedding rings on show. Described as the Florence Earrings - Regency, these are also made-to-order making them extra special - just like the occasion itself.

Florence Earrings - Regency | Chalk £75/$92 

Florence Earrings - Regency | <a href="https://www.thechalkhouse.com/product-page/florence-earrings-regency" data-link-merchant="thechalkhouse.com"">Chalk £75/$92 

These stunning made-to-order earrings feature acrylic and walnut and are gold-filled, with an intricate geometric design. Inspired by the Royal Opera House in London, these bold earrings looked stunning on Kate Middleton and you can recreate part of her special night out look yourself with this beautiful piece of jewelry.  

Speaking at the reception, as per OK!, Kate Middleton explained that the Shaping Us campaign will go on to “explore in more depth the importance of a child’s social and emotional world” as well as to delve into the significance of “surroundings and experiences".

The Princess of Wales also shared her hopes for the project in an open letter released on January 28. She shared that she will be joined by a “remarkable group of experts” spanning fields that range from policy-making to research as well as “well-known faces from music, sport and television” to showcase why it’s important that everyone cares about this.

“I urge everyone reading this, to take the opportunity to learn more about this incredible time of life, to think back to your own childhood and how it shaped you, and most importantly, to ask yourselves what you can do to make the world a more supportive and loving place for our children. Because healthy, happy children shape a healthy, happy future,” the Princess powerfully declared.

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!