Kate Attends Glittering Premiere and Pays Tribute to an Iconic Man

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Last night, Prince William and Kate walked the red carpet at the premiere of a biopic about the anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela. The glittering event was held in London’s Leicester Square. Before the screening they met with the cast and crew of the movie titled ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.’

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The Royal couple were told of Mandela’s death during the screening, and emerged from the theatre after a two-minute silence was held at the end of the film.

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William spoke in the foyer and said: “I just wanted to say it’s extremely sad and tragic news. We were just reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. It’s very sad.”

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Thirty Club dinner
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The Duchess shopped her closet and recycled her white, long-sleeved ‘Lombard’ gown by Roland Mouret (from the designers 2009 collection). The dress was last worn in May 2012 at the Thirty Club dinner at Claridge’s hotel in London’s Mayfair.

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Finishing off her look, Kate chose all new accessories. She held a black, suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ Clutch (possibly bespoke), black, suede Prada pumps (thanks to ‘What Would Kate Do’ for the ID) and a chunky silver statement necklace from clothing chain Zara.

All the details:

Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ Clutch


The clutch retails for £495 (black leather)
Soft grain leather with a detachable chain shoulder strap
Flap opening with a postman’s lock closure
This clutch features one main compartment, an internal zipped pocket, slip pockets and gold-tone hardware.
Product code: 758791
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Prada Suede Round-Toe Pump
Neiman Marcus/Prada
•Suede upper.
•4 1/4″ covered high heel.
•Round toe.
•Low-cut vamp.
•Leather insole and lining.
•Leather outsole.
•Made in Italy.
Neiman Marcus/Prada
Sparkly Crystal Bead Necklace from Zara
Outer shell
50% zinc , 30% glass, 12% steel, 8% plastic
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Kate changed up her hair for this engagement. It was pulled back from her face into a messy casual ponytail with a simple black velvet ribbon tied around it.
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Update 9/12/2015
Kate’s Roland Mouret gown is now available at Net-A-Porter. It has been renamed to ‘Ella’ and retails for $4,610.
Additional Information:
•Off-white wool-crepe
•Gathered shoulders and sides, paneled, front vent, fully lined
•Exposed asymmetric zip fastening along back
•100% wool; lining: 100% silk
•Dry clean

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