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Wed, 12 Jun, 2019Shannen Findlay

Effortless beauty! Duchess Kate steals the show in bold white number

The Duchess of Cambridge was an absolute delight when she attended a gala dinner for a charity looking to aide in breaking the cycle of addiction on Wednesday evening.

The 37-year-old royal attended an engagement at Somerset House, in London, wearing an off-the-shoulder white gown by Barbara Casasola.

The figure-hugging gown was first worn by the Duchess in 2016.

The mother of three looked effortless with her hair in loose curls and glittery pumps by Jimmy Choo.

To add to the look, the royal added a touch of glimmer with a Wilbur and Gussie clutch and a pair of drop earrings.

Duchess Kate is a patron of Action on Addiction and attended the event in honour of Addictions Awareness Week.

In a touching speech, the royal paid tribute to the organisation for its immense work.

“What’s remarkable about Action on Addiction is that it goes beyond helping those who are suffering on the courageous journey into recovery – it also lends direct support to the children and families affected by addiction – for as long as it takes.”

The Duchess went on to commend the charity that works with those addicted to drugs, alcohol and gambling for being a “catalyst for my interest in early childhood development".

“For the last few years, I’ve been focussing on the importance of prevention: how can we all really support the earliest years of life, build foundations, and help avoid adversity later on in life.

“Having met so many people who’ve suffered from addiction, I have seen over and over again that, sadly, the root cause can so often be traced right back to the very earliest years of someone’s life.

“Trauma experienced in early childhood, in some cases, as a result of separation, abandonment, abuse, or even emotional neglect, can have a lasting effect.

“What we experience during our earliest years, even while we’re still in the womb, shapes the developing brain.

“It is vital that we support everyone who cares for children in those formative years, especially if we want to help with the inter-generational cycle of addiction.”

Action on Addictions works across all areas of research, treatment, family support and professional education.

​Scroll through the gallery above to see the Duchess of Cambridge's effortless look.