Kate Middleton debuts a new £1,455 Alessandra Rich dress in Christmas special with Mary Berry

Most of us might don a favourite jumper or comfortable t-shirt when whipping up a festive feast, but the Duchess of Cambridge plumped for a rather more glamorous outfit for her turn in a Christmas kitchen. 

Kate, 37, wore a £1,455 designer dress when she joined Prince William, Mary Berry and Nadiya Hussain to bake roulades for BBC TV special A Berry Royal Christmas. 

The eye-catching red midi is by Alessandra Rich, a designer loved both by Kate and her younger sister Pippa, 36.

Kate, 37, wore a £1,455 designer dress when she joined Prince William, Mary Berry and Nadiya Hussain to bake roulades for BBC TV special A Berry Royal Christmas, pictured

Kate, 37, wore a £1,455 designer dress when she joined Prince William, Mary Berry and Nadiya Hussain to bake roulades for BBC TV special A Berry Royal Christmas, pictured

Kate, 37, wore a £1,455 designer dress when she joined Prince William, Mary Berry and Nadiya Hussain to bake roulades for BBC TV special A Berry Royal Christmas, pictured

The frock (seen on Net-a-Porter) is the definition of modern femininity with its demure length, dropped waist, puffed sleeves and pleated skirt and Kate looks to carries it off with style

The frock (seen on Net-a-Porter) is the definition of modern femininity with its demure length, dropped waist, puffed sleeves and pleated skirt and Kate looks to carries it off with style

The designer midi, pictured, is still available to buy online

The designer midi, pictured, is still available to buy online

The frock (seen on Net-a-Porter) is the definition of modern femininity with its demure length, dropped waist, puffed sleeves and pleated skirt and Kate looks to carries it off with style

The frock is the definition of modern femininity with its demure length, dropped waist, puffed sleeves and pleated skirt and Kate looks to carries it off with her usual style. 

Fortunately for royal fans, the dress, which perfectly complimented Prince William’s maroon jumper, is still available to buy on Net-a-Porter. 

The royals joined former Bake Off presenter Mary and previous winner Nadiya to make the treats for a private party at the Rosewood Hotel, London, last month. 

The royals joined former Bake Off presenter Mary (pictured together) and previous winner Nadiya to make the treats for a private party at the Rosewood Hotel, London, last month

The royals joined former Bake Off presenter Mary (pictured together) and previous winner Nadiya to make the treats for a private party at the Rosewood Hotel, London, last month

The royals joined former Bake Off presenter Mary (pictured together) and previous winner Nadiya to make the treats for a private party at the Rosewood Hotel, London, last month

Be a copy-Kate in her dress by Alessandra Rich

Alessandra Rich midi dress

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Well we know what we’ll be watching this Christmas.

The queen of TV, Mary Berry has filmed a very special programme with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge which will air this month and we just can not wait to get an insight into their lives, as she joins them on Royal visits.

And of course we’ll be paying close attention to all of Kate’s outfits. And this midi dress by Alessandra Rich is already a stand out fashion moment for her. With its demure length, dropped waist, puffed sleeves and pleated skirt, it’s the definition of modern femininity and Kate carries it off with her usual style.

And the good news for anyone who’d like to add this beauty to their festive clothing collection, is it’s available to buy now at NET-A-PORTER (right). If the price is putting you off, however, then no problem.

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The event, which celebrated emergency services workers, nurses and armed forces personnel, among others, was a private occasion and these are the first photos seen of the royals.

It is one of a number of secret engagements that were captured by Shine TV for the upcoming BBC programme.  

Kate owns another Alessandra Rich creation – a £1,750 navy and white polka dot midi – which she has worn on a number of previous occasions, including for Prince Charles’s official 70th birthday portraits last year. 

Kate owns another Alessandra Rich creation - a £1,750 navy and white polka dot midi - which she has worn on a number of previous occasions, including to Bletchley Park in May

Kate owns another Alessandra Rich creation - a £1,750 navy and white polka dot midi - which she has worn on a number of previous occasions, including to Bletchley Park in May

Pippa Middleton wore the dress in a different colour for Prince Louis' Christening in July 2018

Pippa Middleton wore the dress in a different colour for Prince Louis' Christening in July 2018

Kate owns another Alessandra Rich creation – a £1,750 navy and white polka dot midi – which she has worn on a number of previous occasions, including to Bletchley Park in May (left). Pippa Middleton wore the dress in a different colour for Prince Louis’ Christening in July 2018

Kate later wore the dress for a visit to Second World War codebreaking headquarters Bletchley Park, near Milton Keynes, in May.

The style was famously worn by Meghan Markle’s close friend and former Suits co-star Abigail Spencer to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in May last year and became an A-list favourite over the summer. 

Pippa Middleton wore the same dress in a different colourway for nephew Prince Louis’ Christening in July last year.  

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