Duchess Catherine looks gorgeous in Gucci as she attends the 100 Women in Finance Gala

Pretty in pink...just in time for Valentine's Day!
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While we all love it when Duchess Catherine steps out re-wearing one of her previous outfits, we must admit we do love a new, beautiful ballgown.

The Duchess of Cambridge was pretty in pink in a gorgeous Gucci gown as she attended the annual 100 Women in Finance gala held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, of which she is patron.

Along with her trademark bouncy waves, Duchess Catherine accessorised her dress with a pair of Oscar de la Renta pumps and a pair of earrings by Kiki McDonough that you may recognise as the same earrings the royal mum-of-three wore to her sister Pippa Middleton’s wedding back in 2016.

The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled in a gorgeous pink Gucci gown. (Image: Getty)

Duchess Catherine wore the same earrings she wore to sister Pippa’s wedding. (Images: Getty)

Flying solo without husband Prince William, Duchess Catherine, who is also the royal patron of 100 Women in Finance’s Philanthropic Initiatives, was the guest of honour at the fundraising dinner for The Royal Foundation’s Heads Together programme ‘Mentally Healthy Schools’.

The ‘Mentally Healthy Schools’ initiative was launched by the Duchess at the beginning of 2018, which provides primary schools with free access to the highest quality mental health resources, helping teachers better support their pupils’ mental health.

Duchess Catherine has attended three previous galas held by the 100 Women in Finance’s Philanthropic Initiatives. In fact she even remarked, “This time last year I was still pregnant!” to 100WF’s CEO Amanda Pullinger and Chair of its Global Association Board, Lauren Malafronte.

“This time last year I was still pregnant!” Duchess Catherine was pregnant with Prince Louis at the last event. (Image: Getty)

It’s been a week of ballgowns for the royal who cut a stylish figure at the BAFTA Awards in an all-white one-shoulder gown, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

She also accessorised with her late mother-in-law Princess Diana’s diamond-encrusted pearl-drop earrings, adding a sentimental touch.

Diana in the dazzling accessories during an event at the Royal Albert Hall in 1991 and decades later, Duchess Catherine wears the same jewels in the same location. (Both images: Getty)

Earlier that day, Duchess Catherine attended The Royal Foundation’s ‘Mental Health in Education’ conference, where she spoke about the importance of supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing for the benefit of their future.

She said her visits to numerous charities and organisations over the years has taught her “over and over again that the root cause of so many of today’s social problems can be traced right back to the very earliest years of a person’s life and often over generations.”

Duchess Catherine, who has long been an advocate for mental health support, particularly among youth, spoke at the Mental Health in Education conference and attended a roundtable discussion. (Image: Getty)

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