Kate Middleton recycles £75 CHALK earrings to attend launch event for ‘Shaping Us’ campaign
The Princess of Wales has showed off her thrifty style choices once again, recycling a pair of earrings to attend an event in central London tonight.
Kate Middleton, 41, donned a striking pair of £75 earrings from CHALK’s ‘Regency’ collection, for tonight’s launch event for her Shaping Us early years campaign at BAFTA.
The royal, who was accompanied by her husband Prince William, 40, looked confident in the ‘Florence’ earrings’, which are described by the London-based brand as part of a ‘timeless collection.
CHALK is a London based design studio run by architect Malaika, offering unusual, geometric, wearable forms.
The Princess of Wales, 41, (pictured) re-wore a pair of CHALK regency earrings, £75, for an event at BAFTA in London tonight
CHALK’s website says of the earrings: ‘The regal forms from the ornate details and geometry found within the Main stage auditorium ceiling of the Royal Opera House has been reimagined throughout this collaboration to create a timeless collection.’
Kate paired the striking earrings with a crimson monochrome outfit – a tailored red trouser suit, with matching heeled pumps and clutch. Her Alexander McQueen suit exuded elegance with its leg-lengthening silhouette made in Italian red crepe.
She wore the outfit to attend the launch of her Shaping Us early years campaign, which aims to increase public understanding of the crucial importance the first five years of a child’s life.
Run by The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, the campaign seeks to ‘transform the issue from one of scientific interest to one of the most strategically important topics of our time’.
Chalk is a London based design studio run by architect Malaika who creates unusual, geometric, wearable forms
Kate Middleton, 41, was accompanied by her husband the Prince of Wales , 40, attended a star-studded event tonight at BAFTA in central London
The royals are pictured here at pre-campaign launch event hosted by The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood
The royal wore the earrings previously to a series of engagements held to mark Windrush Day in June 2022.
On that occasion, she also paired the jewellery with an Alexander McQueen suit.
She recycled the white £1,370 Alexander McQueen blazer she wore in Jamaica on her tour of the Caribbean and paired it with £590 crepe slim-leg pants and Mulberry’s small Amberley crossbody bag in white.
Tonight’s BAFTA event, which was compered by Kate Silverton, featured short speeches from The Princess of Wales, Amanda Berry, Chief Executive of The Royal Foundation, and campaign champion, Rochelle Humes.
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When Kate previously wore the drop regal earrings she also opted for Alexander McQueen suit
A short film was screened, highlighting how babies and children develop in response to their earliest experiences.
The screening was followed by a Q&A session between Eamon McCrory, Professor of Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology, University College London and Dr Guddi Singh, paediatrician and health campaigner.
After the speeches, the Prince and Princess of Wales attended a drinks reception with campaign stakeholders, including members of The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood’s Advisory Group, and representatives from the early years sector.
The Princess spoke about the campaign in an open letter published in yesterday’s Mail on Sunday, in which she set out her plan for ‘Shaping Us’.
She wrote the impassioned plea on her laptop as she was preparing for the campaign launch, which starts with a week-long publicity blitz, including tonight’s event at BAFTA.
The Princess explained in her letter that ‘as a society, we currently spend much more of our time and energy on later life, adding: ‘I am absolutely determined that this long-term campaign is going to change that.’