Kate Middleton took Her Majesty’s place today as she presented The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, flaunting a stunning new look in the process.
The duchess, 40, wore a pebble-textured bottle green dress ($981) by Canadian-British designer Edeline Lee, a departure from her usual tried-and-true brands for the high-fashion event at London’s Design Museum.
The midi dress has a high, draped neckline, tie detail at the elbows, and two gold buckles at the waist.
She is accessorized with the gold Nadine Irena “Maya” statement earrings she wore on her Caribbean tour this spring, as well as Emmy London green suede heels ($420) and a matching clutch ($375).
Inside the museum, Middleton spoke with British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, Edward Enninful, who collaborated with Meghan Markle on the September 2019 issue of the magazine as a guest editor.
Kate Middleton also met with emerging designers who are part of the British Fashion Council Foundation’s initiatives, which provide financial support and mentoring opportunities to new talent.
The duchess will present the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to the yet-to-be-announced winner, followed by an immersive fashion show by the designer.
The Queen herself presented the inaugural design award in 2018, when she attended London Fashion Week for the first time, making headlines around the world when she sat in the front row at Richard Quinn’s show alongside Anna Wintour.