Kate Middleton and Prince William attended a Gary Barlow benefit concert at The Royal Albert Hall in the South Kensington area of London earlier this week, and the Dutchess’ dress grabbed all the headlines! She wore a black and white lace dress by Zara that cost only ₤69.99. For Kate who has favored knee-length dresses, a dress showing her knees was a bold new move for her, and we totally love it! The dress was absolutely charming.
We weren’t the only ones who liked it. Within an hour of her red carpet appearance, the dress sold out on Zara’s website. And now are now there are reports that the dress as well as imitations are fetching over ₤200 on eBay and other stores.
Of course, this doesn’t come a huge surprise. In January, she set off a similar shopping spree she when she wore a ₤310 black Libelula coat to a wedding. It’s no wonder that Kate has topped this year’s Harper’s Bazaar’s best-dress list!
On another note, Kate and William are big fans of the singing competition X Factor, which Barlow helps judge. They told as much to X-Factor finalist and Liverpudlian Marcus Collins who performed on stage with Barlow.
The Royal Albert Hall is an amazing venue in London for music and entertainment. Upcoming events include the London Christmas Festival, the opera Aida, and Swan Lake on Ice. This makes South Kensington one of the best places to stay in London and several of our London vacation rentals are located nearby, including our Cornwall vacation apartment and the 3-bedroom Victoria short-term rental, so you always have a place to stay when in town for a show.