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On her Majesty's Secret Service - Royals dazzle at Spectre premiere

Published 26/10/2015 | 20:21

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C) and Prince Harry (R) attend The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund's Royal Film Performance 2015 of the 24th James Bond Adventure,
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C) and Prince Harry (R) attend The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund's Royal Film Performance 2015 of the 24th James Bond Adventure, "Spectre"
The Duchess of Cambridge (centre) and Prince Harry attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Prince Harry, The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Cambridge attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Prince William (2nd L) and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge (3rd L) attend the world premiere of the new James Bond 007 film "Spectre" at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the world premiere of the new James Bond 007 film "Spectre" at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
The Duchess of Cambridge (left) and the Duke of Cambridge (right) attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
David Walliams during the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Daniel Craig attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Lea Seydoux (left), Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci (right) attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Lea Seydoux (left) and Monica Bellucci attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Jesper Christensen (right) and Tove Bornhoeft attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Michael Lynton attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Ralph Fiennes attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Ralph Fiennes attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
Kelly Hoppen attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The Duchess of Cambridge added a touch of glamour - if any were needed - to the world premiere of the latest James Bond blockbuster Spectre.

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Kate was last to arrive on the red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall but all eyes were on the Duchess in her elegant blue Jenny Packham dress.

William and Prince Harry showed they were neither shaken nor stirred but looked sharp in their tuxedos - the outfit of choice for 007s past and present.

As they stepped from their chauffeur driven Bentley waiting to greet them were the movies' co-producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson and director Sam Mendes.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the world premiere of the new James Bond 007 film
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends the world premiere of the new James Bond 007 film "Spectre" at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

The Duchess of Cambridge outshone even the glamorous Bond girls as she arrived at the world premiere of Spectre.

Her floaty, blue Jenny Packham gown, had a slightly open back with a chiffon cross-over at the front, tapering in a neat V neck.

Prince William (2nd L) and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge (3rd L) attend the world premiere of the new James Bond 007 film
Prince William (2nd L) and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge (3rd L) attend the world premiere of the new James Bond 007 film "Spectre" at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

A beaded band around her waist was the perfect finishing touch on the dress, which she paired with a pair of Jimmy Choo heels.

Someone else turning fashion heads was Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman, who wore a billowing Marchesa gown.

David Walliams during the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire
David Walliams during the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Actress Naomie Harris opted for an understated but striking orange corset dress by Stella McCartney.

Bond girl Monica Bellucci kept it classic in a flowing green velvet gown by designers Ralph & Russo.

Lea Seydoux (left) and Monica Bellucci attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Lea Seydoux (left) and Monica Bellucci attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

French actress Lea Seydoux, who joins Bellucci in the Bond girl line-up wore a dazzling metallic sequinned number by Prada.

Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid could easily have passed for a Bond girl in her silver gown, with faux fur across her shoulders.

Lea Seydoux (left), Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci (right) attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Lea Seydoux (left), Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci (right) attending the World Premiere of Spectre, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA Story: SHOWBIZ Bond. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Bond star Daniel Craig played it safe in a perfectly tailored black tuxedo, while singer Sam Smith opted for a classic white tuxedo jacket.

Top Gear host Chris Evans decided to buck convention totally and wore a pair of jeans on the red carpet.

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