Kate sparkles in Gucci as she steps out for a glittering gala dinner at the V&A

The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant as she arrived for a glittering gala dinner in London on Wednesday night. 

Kate, 37, opted for an elegant powder pink gown from Gucci as she joined female leaders at the 100 Women in Finance charity event at the Victoria & Albert Museum. 

The dinner will benefit The Royal Foundation’s Head’s Together programme ‘Mentally Healthy Schools’. 

The outing comes just hours after the royal attended The Royal Foundation’s ‘Mental Health in Education’ conference. 

Kate, 37, opted for an elegant powder pink gown from Gucci as she joined female leaders at the 100 Women in Finance charity event at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Kate, 37, opted for an elegant powder pink gown from Gucci as she joined female leaders at the 100 Women in Finance charity event at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Kate, 37, opted for an elegant powder pink gown from Gucci as she joined female leaders at the 100 Women in Finance charity event at the Victoria & Albert Museum

The Duchess of Cambridge appeared in excellent spirits as she arrived for the event, beaming as she stepped out her car at the Victoria & Albert Museum, which is just a stone's throw from her Kensington Palace home

The Duchess of Cambridge appeared in excellent spirits as she arrived for the event, beaming as she stepped out her car at the Victoria & Albert Museum, which is just a stone's throw from her Kensington Palace home

Kate tonight

Kate tonight

The Duchess of Cambridge appeared in excellent spirits as she arrived for the event, beaming as she stepped out her car at the Victoria & Albert Museum, which is just a stone’s throw from her Kensington Palace home

The conference at Mercers Hall today brought together delegates from across the mental health and education sectors to explore and discussed the benefits of collaborative working and what more can be done to tackle mental health issues in schools. 

The event, hosted by broadcaster and presenter Kate Silverton, saw a full day of speakers, panel discussions and breakout sessions. 

Introducing the Duchess today, Silverton said: ‘As you all know (she) has been a great driving force behind much of the royal foundation supporting children in their earliest years.

‘Your Royal Highness it’s an absolute honour to have you with us here today, thank you for all the work that you are doing in this field.’ 

Earlier the Duchess of Cambridge attended The Royal Foundation's 'Mental Health in Education' conference at Mercers Hall in London

Earlier the Duchess of Cambridge attended The Royal Foundation's 'Mental Health in Education' conference at Mercers Hall in London

Earlier the Duchess of Cambridge attended The Royal Foundation’s ‘Mental Health in Education’ conference at Mercers Hall in London

Kate took her seat next to broadcaster and presenter Kate Silverton who appeared to be getting along famously 

Kate took her seat next to broadcaster and presenter Kate Silverton who appeared to be getting along famously 

Kate took her seat next to broadcaster and presenter Kate Silverton who appeared to be getting along famously 

Following her introduction from Kate Silverton the Duchess of Cambridge delivered a speech thanking those who were there in helping to improve mental health in schools 

Following her introduction from Kate Silverton the Duchess of Cambridge delivered a speech thanking those who were there in helping to improve mental health in schools 

Following her introduction from Kate Silverton the Duchess of Cambridge delivered a speech thanking those who were there in helping to improve mental health in schools 

Following her introduction from Kate Silverton the Duchess of Cambridge delivered a speech thanking those who were there in helping to improve mental health in schools.

Addressing the crowd she said: ‘It’s really so exciting to hear everyone here speaking with your wealth of experience about the importance of mental health and particularly the emotional development of our children and teachers.

‘What we have all been discussing here today really brings to light the vital role teachers are playing in supporting our youngest children’s mental health.

‘Thank you all for your dedication to this important cause, whether you work in schools, universities, charities or elsewhere.’

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