The Duchess of Cambridge Stopped the Show at No Time to Die Premiere

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the premiere of James Bond No Times to Die
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It was a Royally dazzling night at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Prince of Wales, Charles, and The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, for the world premiere of star-studded James Bond’s new movie ‘No Time To Die’.


It was a rare joint engagement for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall
Clarence House


Upon arrival, both the royal couples were welcomed by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa. William and Catherine arrived before the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as per the Royal protocol.

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The two royal couples met director Cary Joji Fukunaga and cast including Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, and Lashana Lynch, screenwriters including Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and “No Time To Die” performers Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell.

The highly anticipated No Time To Die is the 25th Bond film and fifth and final movie featuring Craig as James Bond. It faced more than a year of delays due to the Covid-19 outbreak but is being released in UK cinemas on September 30.

In 2019, The Prince of Wales visited the set of the movie as the patron of BFI and met with the BFI apprentices, who worked on the latest addition to the longest-running franchise of all time.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meeting with the film cast. Daniel Craig told The Duchess of Cambridge ‘You look jolly lovely!’

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The Film Premiere benefits charities supporting serving & former members of the three intelligence agencies: the Secret Intelligence Service, the Security Service, and GCHQ. As well as, supporting past & present members of the UK Special Forces. A number of healthcare workers and members of the armed forces joined the royals in the auditorium to watch the movie as a thank you for their work during the Covid pandemic.

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An interesting flashback to the memories from The Daily Mirror,

For William, watching spies in action is nothing new – as he once went undercover during a work experience placement at the UK’s intelligence services. Back in 2019, it was revealed he had spent three weeks with teams at MI6, the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service which in the film world employs 007, ­currently played by Daniel Craig. He also had a stint with the Security Service MI5 and the ­listening outpost GCHQ.

During that time he watched top-secret missions being carried out against Islamic State terrorists. At the time, senior royal sources told the Mirror: “Prince William was exposed to the full range of counter-terrorism operations, from working with the Islamist counter-terror teams, the threat of the Far Right in Britain, the Real IRA and even our old Cold War enemies.

“The experience gave him a unique insight into the threat to Britain and the British people.” senior intelligence source said: “William ­impressed everyone. He has a deep interest and understanding of the work done by all three agencies.”

This was not the first Bond Premiere for the Royal Couple. They attended the premiere of Spectre in 2015 where The Duchess of Cambridge wore a gorgeous Jenny Packham Gown.

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Now moving towards the Show-Stopper look of the night. The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing a golden shimmering Jenny Packham gown – the label Catherine has trusted many times for evening wears. Thanks to Laura on Twitter for the quick id.

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Without any doubt, this was The Duchess of Cambridge’s one of the best evening styles. After almost a year and a half, we got a dazzling evening event, Catherine did not disappoint us.


The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing a golden shimmering Jenny Packham gown
Jenny Packham Elizabeth Gown and Simona Lattice Gown

The gown is a customized version featuring combined elements from the label’s Elizabeth gown and the Simona lattice gown that are part of the Autumn/Winter 2021 collection. The gown has a deep vee- neckline with cinched waist and a gorgeous cape trailing behind. The shimmering silver work gave the dazzling golden gown a glittering touch.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s gown was part of a special collaboration between Jenny Packham and EON Productions to celebrate the forthcoming 60th anniversary of James Bond.
Jenny Packham Goldfinger 007 Gown

Update: The Duchess of Cambridge’s gown was part of a special collaboration between Jenny Packham and EON Productions to celebrate the forthcoming 60th anniversary of James Bond. The label designed an exclusive capsule collection of 8 evening wear gowns that pay homage to the series’ legacy of powerful female characters.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore O'Nitta London Gold Plated earrings in October 2019 at the reception hosted by the British High Commissioner during the Pakistan visit
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Catherine paired the new gown with her O’Nitta London Gold Plated Earrings that she debuted during the Pakistan tour in 2019.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Aquazzura Fenix 105mm pointed pumps at Bond Movie Premiere
Aquazzura Fenix 105mm pointed pumps

Another new element of the look was Aquazzura Fenix 105mm pointed pumps. Thanks to Gabi for the id.

Duchess of Cambridge wore UFO Citrine Ring
UFO Citrine Ring/ BAFTA

Catherine was also wearing her Citrine ring that is from her pre-Royal life and still remains unidentified.

The Duchess of Cornwall looked elegant in a pale blue chiffon dress with silver embroidery by her go-to designer Bruce Oldfield. She accessorized it with Princess Marie Louise’s Diamond Sunburst Brooch that was last seen on The Queen Mother.


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