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Kate Middleton joins Princess Beatrice, David and Victoria Beckham at the National Portrait Gallery gala

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Hanna Fillingham
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The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for her second engagement of the day on Tuesday night, as she attended the starry Portrait Gala in central London. Held at the National Portrait Gallery, the event raised funds for a special project that's working to help refurbish the gallery's building, which is called Inspiring People: Transforming our National Portrait Gallery. Guests in attendance included Princess Beatrice, David and Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and Liam Payne.

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This is Kate's third gala that she has attended, and during the evening she will meet with members of the Gallery's Youth Forum, while viewing artwork produced by some of the outreach programmes. As ever, the mum-of-three looked stunning in a gorgeous dress, which she teamed with simple heels. Beauty-wise, Kate's hair was styled in her trademark Chelsea blowdry.

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Kate has been Patron of the National Portrait Gallery since 2012 and previously attended the gallery's gala in 2014 and 2017. The Duchess has since seen her own portrait grace the walls at the gallery, after her shoot for Vogue's centenary celebrations was displayed as part of the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition.

Kate has always had a passion for art, and even studied History of Art at university. The Duchess has also been encouraging her three young children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, to get creative, and has spoken about her love of doing arts and crafts with them. Keep checking for updates throughout the night

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Kate looked stunning in a reworked version of her Alexander McQueen gown, which had first been worn at the 2017 BAFTAs

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On arrival Kate was met by Westminster’s Deputy Lord Lieutenant Dr. Paul Knapman and National Portrait Gallery Director Dr Nicholas Cullinan

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Princess Beatrice looked regal in a stunning red velvet ensemble as she made her way to the National Portrait Gallery 

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Princess Beatrice took along her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, marking their first public appearance as a couple 

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Kate Moss was among the guests at the star-studded gala on Tuesday night. The supermodel looked stylish in a red dress with a black feather trim jacket

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Liam Payne looked dapper in a suit at the star-studded event, which raised money for the National Portrait Gallery's charity 

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Victoria Beckham rocked a pair of hot pink heels as she made a stylish entrance on Tuesday night

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David and Victoria Beckham showed a rare public display of affection at the event, and looked loved-up as they joined guests in central London

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The Duchess was accompanied into the gallery by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of National Portrait Gallery

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Kate was also told of gallery's most extensive programme of activities nationwide with plans to engage audiences onsite, locally, regionally and online 

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Inside the gallery, Kate was introduced to chairman of the Trustee Board for the gallery David Ross and Edward Enninful OBE, Chairman of the Gala Committee 

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Kate was fully engaged as she spoke to members of the National Portrait Gallery Youth Forum and learnt about the work they are doing 

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The Duchess looked delighted after being given a beautiful bouquet of flowers 

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