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Kate Middleton's Royal Blue Evening Gown Featured the Most Dramatic Floor-Sweeping Sleeves

One day, two very good Kate Middleton looks.

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Just hours after stepping out in a cute and casual green midi dress, Kate Middleton reminded everyone that she is, in fact, a princess by slipping into a stunning royal blue gown fit for a future queen.

On Thursday, the Princess of Wales wore the head-turning frock when attending the Royal Variety Performance alongside her husband, Prince William, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Stepping onto the event’s red carpet hand-in-hand with her beau, Middleton sported a deep blue Safiyaa evening gown complete with a glitzy, sequin-covered collar, padded square shoulders, a calf-baring leg slit, and dramatic, floor-grazing sleeves. Kate paired the dress with matching blue heels and a silver crystal-embellished clutch from Jenny Packham, and she finished the evening ensemble by adding J.Crew stud earrings and a stunning silver bracelet.

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As for glam, the princess wore her brunette hair down in perfectly blown-out waves with voluminous bangs and a slightly off-center part, and she rounded out the look with rosy cheeks, a shimmery smoky eye, and a glossy pink lip.

William complemented his wife by wearing a black velvet suit jacket, which he styled with a matching black bow tie and trousers.

Related: Kate Middleton "Jokingly Shivers" at the Mention of Meghan Markle's Name, According to a New Book

While the Prince and Princess of Wales may have looked at ease while entering the event, their appearance came just hours after the royal family experienced a bit of drama (but really, when don’t they?). Just a day before Kate and William’s outing, Dutch publishers announced that they were planning on pulling royal author Omid Scobie’s new book, Endgame, from shelves for reportedly revealing the royal behind racist comments made about Archie’s skin color.

“The rectified edition of Eindstrijd by Omid Scobie will be in bookstores on Friday 8 December,” Dutch publishers told People. “Xander Uitgevers temporarily removed the book from sale, due to an error that occurred in the Dutch edition.”

Scobie also weighed in on the “error,” telling the publication, “Having only written and edited the English version of Endgame, I can only comment on that manuscript — which does not name the two individuals who took part in the conversation. I’m happy to hear that the error in the translation of the Dutch edition is being fixed.”

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