BAFTAs 2020: Duchess of Cambridge re-wears dazzling McQueen dress to support sustainable ceremony

On Sunday evening, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined a slew of A-listers on the red carpet at the annual EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs). 

The 2020 awards marked Prince William’s 10th anniversary as BAFTA president, as well as the ceremony’s first sustainably-focused red carpet.

Single use plastic was banned from the event and celebrity guests were encouraged to re-wear something they already owned, or rent or borrow an outfits.

The Duchess obeyed the rules and arrived at the event wearing a dazzling floor-length gown with gold embroidery by Alexander McQueen, which she first wore in 2012.

The Duchess of Cambridge re-wore an Alexander McQueen number from 2012 at the 2020 BAFTAs. [Photo: Getty/PA]
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the 73rd British Academy Film Awards. [Photo: PA]
The Duchess of Cambridge wearing the Alexander McQueen number in Kuala Lumpur on September 13, 2012. [Photo: Getty]

The 38-year-old debuted the evening dress during the Duke and Duchess’ Diamond Jubilee Tour to Malaysia.

Kate refreshed the look with glitzy gold accessories, including a pair of sparkly Jimmy Choo Romy pumps and a matching clutch bag. 

The mum-of-three also didn’t shy away when it came to jewellery, opting for some major bling in the form of a statement clover leaf necklace and matching drop earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Many on Twitter praised Kate for re-wearing a dress from her wardrobe.

One fan commented: “Kate sticking to this years sustainable theme and rewearing a dress she last wore 8 YEARS AGO! I love her.”

While another said: “How beautiful does Kate look in that dress!!”