The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the glittering world premiere of James Bond: No Time To Die at London’s Royal Albert Hall, alongside the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The Duchesses wowed in evening gowns, while the Princes wore tuxedos. It’s the red carpet moment we’ve all been waiting for, and the royals didn’t disappoint.
Kate looked stunning in a Jenny Packham gold glittery gown, with her hair styled in a gorgeous updo.
Camilla, on the other hand, looked stunning in a pale blue Bruce Oldfield gown.
A number of health-care workers and military personnel were invited to the premiere to honour and thank them for their outstanding contributions to the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world premiere raised money for charities that support active and retired members of the three intelligence agencies (the Secret Intelligence Service, the Security Service and GCHQ). The evening will also benefit charities that support former and current members of the UK Special Forces.
An opulent date night! As they walked down the red carpet, William and Kate were beaming.
The Duke looked dapper in a tuxedo, while the Duchess dazzled in a gold, glittery gown by Jenny Packham, one of her favourite designers.
As she entered the Royal Albert Hall, Kate wore a custom-made gown with a stunning cape detail.
Kate accessorised her glitzy ensemble with her Onitaa earrings, which she first wore during her 2019 tour of Pakistan.
Her hair was pulled back into an intricate updo, and she wore a bronze smokey eye with a hint of blusher.
The Duchess of Cornwall wore a pale blue embellished gown by Bruce Oldfield with a semi-sheer neckline and sleeves.
Camilla wore Princess Marie Louise’s Diamond Sunburst brooch for the first time, as well as Van Cleef & Arpels earrings.
The lady in the golden gown! The royals were able to meet some of the cast members of the film after walking the red carpet at the glitzy event.
The Duchess of Cambridge was seen greeting Bond actor Daniel Craig, who complimented her on her appearance, saying, “You look jolly lovely.”
At the premiere, Prince William and Daniel Craig share a joke.
In 2015, he and Kate attended the premiere of the latest Bond film, Spectre, alongside Prince Harry.
Since landing the coveted role in Casino Royale in 2006, Daniel has appeared in five 007 films. No Time To Die is the fifth and final film in his role as a British spy.
According to PA News, he said: “It’s been a difficult couple of years, so it’s important to maintain perspective. The decision to leave hasn’t changed; I’m just glad we’ll be able to celebrate tonight with a premiere. For a while, it seemed like such a faraway thing.”
Tom Hardy of Venom and Rege-Jean Page of Bridgerton are two actors rumoured to be in the running to replace Daniel.
He gave the following advice to his successor: “Simply put, make it your own and be brilliant. Take it to a wonderful location.”
Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, who wrote and recorded the film’s theme song, No Time To Die, spoke with Prince Charles.
The British Film Institute, which operates a film archive and promotes understanding of and access to film and television culture, has Charles as a patron. Since February 2010, Prince William has served as President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
Kate speaks with Lashana Lynch, the first black female 007 agent in the Bond films, who has made history.
The actress, who plays Nomi, looked stunning in a Vivienne Westwood golden yellow gown at the premiere.
According to Lashana, who spoke to the PA news agency, “When I was talking to the creators about how to portray Nomi, the first thing I said was that I wanted her to be a real woman, relatable, and for young black and brown girls to see her on screen and aspire to be more than what they’ve been told by the world.
“It’s critical that our on-screen women with agency don’t just have a strength that appears out of nowhere; there’s vulnerability, as well as the emotions they experience simply by being a powerful woman at work.
“And she’s a black woman at work, which adds a whole other layer to the storey that I need to tell. So this storey in a Bond film means I’m a part of an industry that’s changing in ways I’m proud of, proud to be a part of.”
Lashana Lynch, Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, and director Cary Joji Fukunaga join the Bond cast on the red carpet.
In No Time To Die, Bond is living a peaceful life in Jamaica when his old friend and CIA agent Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) appears and asks for assistance.
At the start of the premiere, William, Kate, Charles, and Camilla take their seats.