Dazzling Duchess! Kate Middleton turns heads in £340 mother-of-pearl Erdem drop earrings as she attends the Royal Variety show

  • The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled onlookers in eye-catching designer earrings 
  • Kate Middleton, 37, wore mother of pearl drop earrings by Erdem costing £340
  • Romantic 'Floral' earrings feature black and grey crystals studs and drop pearls

The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled onlookers as she stepped out in eye-catching designer earrings on Monday evening.

Joining Prince William, 37, at the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium, Kate Middleton, also 37, opted for mother of pearl drop earrings by Erdem costing £340.

The romantic 'Floral' earrings, which she previously wore when visiting the V&A museum in October last year, feature black and grey crystals studs with a halo, merging into a statement hoop with an arrangement of hanging pearls.

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The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, opted for mother of pearl drop earrings by Erdem costing £340 as she attended the Royal Variety Performance arrived at the London Palladium last night

The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, opted for mother of pearl drop earrings by Erdem costing £340 as she attended the Royal Variety Performance arrived at the London Palladium last night

Kate turned up the glamour by teaming the earrings with a custom floor-length black lace overlay Alexander McQueen gown and with towering black stiletto heels, wearing her glossy chestnut locks in loose curls. 

The dress had a daring scooped back and a sweetheart neckline, and cinched in at the waist before flaring out at the knee.

The mother-of-three sported a bolder make-up look than usual, opting for smoky eye-shadow which she set off with a nude lipstick. 

Completing the look, she flashed her sapphire engagement and wedding rings, and carried a simple black clutch bag.

The romantic 'Floral' earrings, which she previously wore when visiting the V&A museum in October last year, feature black and grey crystals studs with a halo, merging into a statement hoop with an arrangement of hanging pearls

The romantic 'Floral' earrings, which she previously wore when visiting the V&A museum in October last year, feature black and grey crystals studs with a halo, merging into a statement hoop with an arrangement of hanging pearls

The event is in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, formally known as The Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund, of which The Queen is Patron.

The money raised from the show helps hundreds of entertainers throughout the UK, who need help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health, or hard times.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got to meet some of the cast of the new well-received Mary Poppins musical - Petula Clark CBE, Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp, who play the Bird Lady, Mary Poppins and Bert respectively.

William asked where they were performing and Zizi told him it was the Prince Edward Theatre, opening this week.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leave The London Palladium after attending The Royal Variety Performance

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leave The London Palladium after attending The Royal Variety Performance

Add some sparkle this Christmas with some Erdem earrings like Kate's

The Duchess of Cambridge debuted a new black lace gown by Alexander McQueen for the Royal Variety Performance in London this week, but we instantly recognised the gorgeous earrings she was wearing.

They're by one of her other go-to designer labels, Erdem, and Kate first wore them in October last year. Earrings are often forgotten as part of the make-up of an outfit, but as Kate thankfully proves, they can add so much.

Her floral gem style feature a hoop with a pearl drop and add just the right amount of sparkle for such a glamorous evening.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wore a pair of eye-catching earrings and kept the rest of her jewellery to a minimum, sporting only her engagement ring
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wore a pair of eye-catching earrings and kept the rest of her jewellery to a minimum, sporting only her engagement ring

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wore a pair of eye-catching earrings and kept the rest of her jewellery to a minimum, sporting only her engagement and wedding rings

'We are doing a show tonight,' she added, explaining how the cast were racing to their performance after opening the variety show.

'I love Mary Poppins!' William exclaimed. Petula Clark told Kate she would have to bring the children to the show, to which she replied: 'They would love it.'

As she chatted with Ms Clark the Duchess said her children had been really excited about where she and William were going - particularly the dancing and singing - and asked if they could come, but she had to tell them: 'Not on a school night!'

The performance was hosted by comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan, and includes the cast of Mary Poppins, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel, Robbie Williams, the cast of Come From Away, and a special collaboration by Emeli Sandé and Manchester's Bee Vocal choir.

The Duchess is pictured at the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium where she spoke to performers and admirers as she appeared alongside her husband, William

The Duchess is pictured at the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium where she spoke to performers and admirers as she appeared alongside her husband, William 

 

Kate Middleton wears £340 mother-of-pearl Erdem drop earrings to the Royal Variety show 

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