Duchess Kate stuns in Erdem to open photography center at the Victoria and Albert Museum


Kate Middleton is back and better than ever!

The Duchess of Cambridge, who made her return from a six-month maternity leave just 7 days ago, stepped out for the second time this week on Wednesday. The 36-year-old royal is opening the new photography center at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, of which she became a patron in March.

For tonight's event, the duchess completely wowed in a tweed, long-sleeved dress from one of her favorite designers, Erdem. A maroon, high-waisted belt showed off the royal's slim figure, a look she accessorized with matching heels and a black clutch. The duchess polished off the look with a pair of statement-making floral earrings, also by Erdem.

Kate, who is an avid photographer and once considered a career in the field, toured the new exhibition and spoke with its curator. The exhibition dives into the history of photography and features prints from Paul McCartney's late wife and daughter, along with other notable photographs.

The duchess is also responsible for many of the palace's photographic releases of her family, such as these adorable shots of Princess Charlotte on her first day of nursery school.

For more on her love for photography, watch the video above!

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