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Kate Middleton Steals Monica Bellucci’s Thunder in Latest Royal Ensembles
The Duchess of Cambridge and the newest Bond Girl have really been duking it out in the wardrobe department. And while the royal is working hard to maintain her crown, both are clearly winners. Kate Middleton, along with husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry, attended the premiere of “Spectre” on Monday night at the Royal Albert Hall in London. For her glamorous night out, the 33-year-old mother of two opted for a more princess-like ensemble, wearing a diaphanous sky-blue gown adored with sparkling jewels. (The Huffington Post reports that the dress was created by Middleton’s go-to designer, U.K.-based Jenny Packham.) RELATED: Kate Middleton Dazzles in TWO Head-Turning Gowns But Middleton wasn’t the only one to make heads turn. To celebrate the 24th installment in the James Bond franchise, Italian bombshell Monica Bellucci, who also stars in “Spectre," didn't disappoint with yet another jaw-dropping appearance: The 51-year-old actress wore a curve-hugging Ralph & Russo couture gown featuring a rich emerald hue and thigh-high slit. However, before the movie premiere, Middleton also took part in festivities for “Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas” in London, wearing a space-inspired dress by U.K.’s Tabitha Webb which retails for $480. Think that was enough for the Duchess? Guess again. On Tuesday, Middleton wore a pleated smoky dress by Orla Kiely to meet children in a mentoring program at the Islington Town Hall. Then, later in the evening, she flaunted a bold floral silk dress by London-based label Erdem for 100 Women in Hedge Funds' black-tie event. PHOTOS: Bond Girl Monica Bellucci Rocks Seriously High-Waisted Pants Whew! Your move, Bellucci! See all of Middleton’s latest looks (along with Bellucci’s jaw-dropping gown) below:
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Arriving

The Duchess of Cambridge, along with husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry, arrive at the World Premiere of "Spectre" at the Royal Albert Hall in central London, on Monday, October 26th.
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Gearing Up for Movie Night

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Walking (and Smiling)

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Chatting with Children

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And Then...

The Duchess of Cambridge, who is patron of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds' Philanthropic Initiatives, arrives for their gala evening at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Tuesday, October 27th.
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Still Walking

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Posing for Photographers

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Close-Up of Jewels

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Meanwhile...

Monica Bellucci poses for photographers upon arrival for the World Premiere of "Spectre" at the Royal Albert Hall in central London, on Monday, October 26th.
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With Co-Star Lea Seydoux

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With Co-Stars Lea Seydoux and Daniel Craig

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Before Movie Night..

The Duchess of Cambridge is hugged by children during a meeting of the Charities Forum at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London, October 26th.
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Taking Part in Welly Wanging with Children

During a meeting of the Charities Forum at BAFTA on Piccadilly in London on Monday, October 26th.
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Laughing with Prince William and Prince Harry

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On Tuesday...

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Islington Town Hall in London, Tuesday, October 27the. She also gets an introduction into the British Charity Chance UK's early intervention child mentoring programme at the event hosted by the charity.
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Kate Middleton Steals Monica Bellucci’s Thunder in Latest Royal Ensembles

The Duchess of Cambridge and the newest Bond Girl have really been duking it out in the wardrobe department. And while the royal is working hard to maintain her crown, both are clearly winners. Kate Middleton, along with husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry, attended the premiere of “Spectre” on Monday night at the Royal Albert Hall in London. For her glamorous night out, the 33-year-old mother of two opted for a more princess-like ensemble, wearing a diaphanous sky-blue gown adored with sparkling jewels. (The Huffington Post reports that the dress was created by Middleton’s go-to designer, U.K.-based Jenny Packham.) RELATED: Kate Middleton Dazzles in TWO Head-Turning Gowns But Middleton wasn’t the only one to make heads turn. To celebrate the 24th installment in the James Bond franchise, Italian bombshell Monica Bellucci, who also stars in “Spectre," didn't disappoint with yet another jaw-dropping appearance: The 51-year-old actress wore a curve-hugging Ralph & Russo couture gown featuring a rich emerald hue and thigh-high slit. However, before the movie premiere, Middleton also took part in festivities for “Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas” in London, wearing a space-inspired dress by U.K.’s Tabitha Webb which retails for $480. Think that was enough for the Duchess? Guess again. On Tuesday, Middleton wore a pleated smoky dress by Orla Kiely to meet children in a mentoring program at the Islington Town Hall. Then, later in the evening, she flaunted a bold floral silk dress by London-based label Erdem for 100 Women in Hedge Funds' black-tie event. PHOTOS: Bond Girl Monica Bellucci Rocks Seriously High-Waisted Pants Whew! Your move, Bellucci! See all of Middleton’s latest looks (along with Bellucci’s jaw-dropping gown) below:

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