Kate sparkles at first 2014 event

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge has made her first official appearance for 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery’s fundraising gala.

Wearing a beautiful gown by her favourite designer Jenny Packham, the Duchess topped off her outfit with a stunning diamond necklace which she borrowed from Queen Elizabeth.

The Nizam of Hyderabad necklace, which was given to her majesty as a wedding present, has a matching tiara and was made by Cartier.

See Catherine dazzle at the event here!

Catherine arrives at the event.

The Duchess and a young Queen Elizabeth wear the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace.

The Duchess greets the waiting crowds.

Catherine looked lovely in a beautiful blue dress.

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