Here's how Kate Middleton paid special homage to David Attenborough

This weekend, the Cambridges got a visit from a very special guest: Sir David Attenborough.

The man, the legend visited Prince William, Duchess Catherine and their children in the Kensington Palace gardens, and Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince George, 8, looked particularly starstruck by him - and they certainly had lots to chat about.

According to the caption of the images shared on the Kensington Royal Instagram, the royals enjoyed an early outdoor screening of the new documentary David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet.

Sir David also had a sweet present for Prince George: a tooth from a giant shark, which he found on a family holiday to Malta in the late 1960s.

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The family and David are passionate about climate change, and so it's perhaps no surprise that Kate Middleton chose to wear a sustainable dress for the occasion.

The belted shirt dress is by designer Gabriela Hearst, and is made from repurposed denim. It is from the pre-fall 2020 collection, and you can pre-order it below.


On her website, the designer explains, 'Pre-fall is always one of the most sustainable collections that we do, because we work from sketches and swatches. We don’t even develop one sample, because we have plenty of preexisting materials.'

The Duchess is also known for wearing the pieces she loves again and again, and we can imagine this dress will slot nicely into her forever wardrobe.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.