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Smiling Kate Middleton wows in navy for Commonwealth Day appearance

The Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince William for a special appearance

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Kate Thomas
Kate ThomasLifestyle Managing Editor
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Kate Middleton will make a stunning appearance alongside Prince William during the special A Celebration for Commonwealth Day programme honouring The Queen, set to air on BBC One on Sunday evening. The 39-year-old royal looked lovely in navy, recycling her gorgeous Eponine London dress for the virtual call from Kensington Palace

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The Duchess of Cambridge was seen flashing a beaming smile in a sneak peek image from the programme, completing her look with dainty hoop earrings. 

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Kate first wore her elegant blue dress in November 2019 when she attended the launch of the National Emergencies Trust (NET), an independent charity providing an emergency response to UK disasters. 

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For her Commonwealth Day appearance, the royal opted for natural makeup, and wore her long locks down loose in a sleek style. If you're wondering how Kate achieves her glossy, frizz-free hair, her £30 hair secret was previously revealed as Kiehl's Crème with Silk Groom.

Her hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker previously shared a picture of Kate's beauty bag ahead of the royal tour to Sweden and Norway, sparking a mass sell-out.

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Kate looked gorgeous in a first look at Sunday's Commonwealth Day celebrations

As part of the special broadcast, Kate and William spoke to medical, charity and voluntary staff from across the Commonwealth to hear more about the work they have been carrying out to care for those within their communities.

Throughout their conversations, the Duke and Duchess heard from those on the calls about what inspired them to support their communities, the impact of the vital work they are carrying out, and how they have adapted their efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Organised with the support of the Royal Commonwealth Society and Westminster Abbey, the programme will be broadcast to celebrate The Queen's lifetime commitment to the Commonwealth. 

Also taking part are the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as the Countess of Wessex.


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