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  • Kate Middleton and Prince William attended the annual Royal Variety Performance in London Thursday
  • Middleton recycled an emerald Jenny Packham gown for the event
  • She was first photographed wearing the dress during her and Prince William's 2019 tour of Pakistan

Kate Middleton and Prince William stepped out for a glam royal date night at the theater this week.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning as they attended the annual Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London Thursday, People reported.

The event supports the Royal Variety Charity, of which Queen Elizabeth is the sole patron. The funds raised from the show go to helping hundreds of entertainers throughout the U.K. who are struggling as a result of old age, ill-health or hard times.

Prince William looked dapper in his dark blue velvet tuxedo, but it was Middleton who turned heads during the evening in a glittering emerald column gown from one of her favorite designers, Jenny Packham.

The duchess was first photographed wearing the dress during her and Prince William's 2019 tour of Pakistan. For their date night, she opted to style her hair in wavy, side-swept locks instead of her usual bouncy blowout.

Twitter users had nothing but praise for Duchess Kate's look, with one royal fan describing it as "regal."

"Kate looks gorgeous in anything," another wrote on Twitter. "[The Duchess of Cambridge] is wow-ing everyone, everywhere," a third user added.

"Gorgeous is right! Both impeccable," a fourth royal fan wrote.

"She walks the talk on the environment, at least fashion-wise. She recycles," a fifth user noted. "Aside from that, oftentimes famous people look as if the clothes are wearing them, it is so over the top or ill-fitted or simply tasteless. But Catherine owns her style and knows what looks good on her."

This year's Royal Variety Performance, which was hosted by British TV personality Alan Carr, featured Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart, James Blunt and the cast of "Moulin Rouge," "Matilda the Musical" and Cirque du Soleil.

The evening also featured performances from Gregory Porter and Elvis Costello, as well as a special collaboration by actress Keala Settle and the Some Voices choir. Middleton and Prince William met some of the stars of the show before entering the venue.

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge also recently made headlines for her look at the premiere of the James Bond movie "No Time to Die" at Royal Albert Hall in September. Middleton rocked a glamorous gold gown by Packham that featured a plunging neckline and was embellished with folded sequins and crystals on a base of glitter tulle.

According to the British designer, Middleton's gown was inspired by Bond girl Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton) from 1964's "Goldfinger" who met an untimely death after she turned the tables on her boss. She was painted entirely gold and died of skin suffocation.

The dress Duchess Kate wore to the premiere was part of Packham's 007 capsule collection, according to People. The collection, which started from $2,759, was an eight-piece collaboration between Packham and the filmmakers to celebrate the 60th anniversary of James Bond.

"From Ursula Andress walking out of the ocean in her white bikini with a knife strapped to her hip to Caterina Murino in 'Casino Royale' draped in sultry pomegranate satin, the fashions of the Bond women are unique and timeless," Packham was quoted by People as saying. "Creating a collection of Bond-inspired gowns in collaboration with EON Productions has been incredible."

Kate Middleton and Prince William
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall on November 18, 2021 in London, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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