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A match made in royal fashion heaven: All the times Catherine, Princess of Wales has worn Jenny Packham

And left us breathless in the process.
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There’s no questioning Catherine, Duchess of Cornwall’s status as a royal fashion icon and her long relationship with British designer Jenny Packham helped get her there.

After marrying Prince William in the royal wedding of the century in 2011, Catherine made the British label a staple in her wardrobe.

From galas to film premieres and day-to-day royal duties, the duchess had been snapped in Jenny Packham designs more times than we can count.

Remember her sparkling gold Jenny Packham design that she donned in 2021?

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At the world premiere of the James Bond film No Time To Die, the royal donned a now famous glittering gold gown from the label that sent the internet into an absolute frenzy.

But her embellished frock at the red carpet event is just one in a long line of Jenny Packham outfits Catherine has worn that took our breath away.

Design house Jenny Packham, named for its designer, was started in 1988 and initially specialised in bridal gowns, before branching out.

Now designing everything from bespoke frocks, to ready-to-wear gowns, resort styles, accessories and lingerie, there’s not much they don’t do.

As for Catherine, she’s favoured ready-to-wear frocks and many a bespoke style from the design house, helping put Jenny Packham’s name on the map of luxe British fashion.

In hour of the royal’s long-running relationship with the designer, we’re looking back at some of Catherine’s best moments in Jenny Packham.

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The Princess of Wales adorned her first tiara in nearly three years for a Buckingham Palace state banquet in November 2022. She complemented the jewel with a never-before-seen Jenny Packham Elspeth gown and an Alexander McQueen Butterfly Box clutch.

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Attending a dinner in Jamaica in March 2022, Catherine stole the show in this floating green tulle number featuring a cinched waist, rhinestone details and a delicate off-the-shoulder neckline. The full princess-style skirt fell elegantly to the floor and trailed behind her, making headlines as she looked more regal than ever.

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Catherine wore this stunning caped gown covered in gold embellishments for the No Time To Die premiere on Sepember 28, 2021.

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She wore another Jenny Packham design in powder blue chiffon to the James Bond Spectre premiere in 2015.

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Embellishments are a common sight on Jenny Packham’s gowns, such as this metallic frock Catherine wore to the ARK 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner in 2011, shortly after marrying Prince William.

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Who could forget this delicate chiffon gown dotted with sparkling gems? Catherine looked like a real life princess when she wore this for an evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps in 2018.

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She donned another gem-encrusted gown while attending the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre with William in 2017.

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She sported a similar style in royal blue for one of her few in-person engagements of 2020, when she hosted a Gala Dinner in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Place2Be at Buckingham Palace.

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This sparkling green number was a custom version of Jenny Packham’s ‘Georgia’ dress, which Catherine wore during her and William’s Pakistan tour in 2019.

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One of her most glitzy frocks to date, Catherine pulled out this glittering gown to attend the Tusk Trust Conservation Awards in 2013 shortly after welcoming Prince George.

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But don’t assume that Jenny Packham gowns are only about sparkling diamantes and embellishments. Catherine styled this understated draped gown with Old Hollywood curls at the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal at St James’s Palace in 2011.

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The duchess loves this label so much that she’s been known to recycle her gowns, such as this white and gold style she first wore on a tour of South East Asia in 2012, then again at the BAFTAs in 2020.

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Anothe style she rewore was this striking teal gown she wore for the launch party for Team GB and Paralympics GB in 2012, and the Tusk Conservation Awards in 2018.

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Not one to let motherhood change her approach to fashion, Catherine continued wearing Jenny Packham gowns throughout her three pregnancies. She styled this dark, floaty gown with statement jewellery in New York in December, 2014 while pregnant with Princess Charlotte.

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She chose this matching dress and coat for a more casual visit to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2018, while pregnant with Prince Louis.

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Around the same time, she donned this regal green gown to attend the 2018 BAFTAs, accentuating the forst green hue with sparkling diamond and emerald jewels.

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In fact, Catherine loves Jenny Packham styles so much that she chose to wear the label for her photo opportunities on the steps of the Lindo Wing after delivering each of her children. Here she opted for a baby blue, knee-length smock dress while presenting her first son, Prince George, to the world in 2013.

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After giving birth to Charlotte in 2015, Kate chose another smock down, this tim in while with a cascade of yellow flowers printed across the chest, shoulders and sleeves.

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Three for three! The duchess chose a vibrant red dress with a delicate white lace collar when she gave the world its first glimpse of baby Louis in 2018.

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While Catherine certainly loves the bespoke gowns Jenny Packham has designed for her to wear to black tie events, she’s also fond of the label’s more wearable styles. She wore this understated floral frock with a low v-neckline to the Singapore Botanical Gardens in 2012.

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This delicate blue frock with matching lace details was a fan favourite when the duchess wore it while touring the Kranji War Memorial in Singapore in 2012.

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During her 2011 visit to the US, Kate wowed royal watchers in this short printed Jenny Packham number she wore to the Santa Barbara Racquet and Polo Club.

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Inspired by styles from the 1940s and ’50s, Catherine looked timeless in this pastel yellow frock as she arrived at Calgary Airport in 2011.

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Another stunning yellow number! Catherine chose this structured dress for a day out touring a traditional German market in Germany in 2017.

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