Kate Middleton Had a Serious Princess Moment Last Night

We love the fact that, over the last few years, the royals have had a serious rebranding, with Kate, Wills, Meghan and Harry bringing a more youthful and socially-engaged facade to the age-old institution. However, we also can’t deny that we’re suckers for an old school princess moment, and thankfully Kate Middleton has delivered plenty of them.

Last night was one such instance: In the historic surroundings of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Duchess stepped out in a floor-skimming Gucci gown, which featured an off-the-shoulder neckline, ombre-effect skirt and velvet belt. To complete the Cinderella moment, Kate accessoried with a Prada clutch and Oscar de la Renta heels. The world’s lens might be focused on Meghan right now, but we’re still totally crushing on Kate.

If this look sets your heart racing, then it’s your lucky day, because we’ve rounded-up our 6 favourite Kate Middleton princess moments for your enjoyment. Scroll down to see ball gowns and tiaras aplenty.

On Kate: Gucci gown, Prada clutch and Oscar de la Renta heels.
Style Notes: Kate channeled bridal chic at this year’s BAFTAs in a flowing white gown and silver glittery heels by Jimmy Choo.
Style Notes: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi was the brand of choice for Kate’s Canadian visit. The vibrant hue and asymmetric cut make it a fashion editor fave.  
Style Notes: This is a classic Middleton princess moment. Jenny Packham has been Kate’s go-to for much of her time as a royal and this beaded look is so flattering on her athletic frame. 
Style Notes: We told you. Kate loved this Jenny Packham gown so much that she’s worn it out twice. We can’t get enough of the nipped-in waist and teal colourway.
Style Notes: Kate was at risk of upstaging the bride at her sister’s wedding in this regal blush-coloured midi dress. 
Style Notes: Last, but certainly not least, is that Alexander McQueen bridal gown. With its full skirt and lace sleeves, it made a nation instantly fall in love with the new princess.