Duchess Kate in Jenny Packham at the 007 premiere: Dynasty vibes?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the big Royal Albert Hall premiere of No Time To Die, the latest James Bond movie. A missed opportunity to call it No Time To Keen: Quantum of Cambridge. This is Daniel Craig’s last outing as Bond, and the film’s release was delayed a whole year because of the pandemic. Bond movies almost always get big royal premieres, and Bill and Cathy attended the Spectre premiere in 2015… with Prince Harry. William and Harry attended the premiere of Quantum of Solace back in the day as well. So, royal attendance was announced and it happened and here we are. Whew.

Kate wore a custom Jenny Packham gown which probably cost more than £2,800. She accessorized with a mountain of wiglets and £290 Onitaa earrings (which I genuinely like). I’m fine with the energy behind this look, which was: gold, glamour, big hair, statement earrings, keen, sparkly, fun! Now, did it work? Eh. The dress had a great fit but there’s a reason why Kate usually doesn’t pull out these kinds of looks for the handful of black-tie events she attends: she can’t pull it off. That’s why she usually wanders around in lace doilies and button-slathered coatdresses. She doesn’t know how to do “glamour,” so she does Dynasty and Diana-homages. With this hairpiece-heavy hairstyle, I feel like Kate was also going for some Queen Padme Realness.

A note about the cape… the last event the Duchess of Sussex attended at the Royal Albert was the charity event for the Royal Marines in March 2020. Meghan wore a Safiyaa gown in brilliant red and the gown… had a built in-cape. CopyKeen Kate, once again.

In case you were curious about Camilla’s look, she wore Bruce Oldfield. I’ve seen her look a lot better! This is doing her no favors and the material is too stiff, it looks like a tent. I wonder if Charles’ ass hurt when people were more interested to see Kate?

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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