Duchess of Cambridge stuns in a familiar off-the-shoulder dress for charity gala dinner

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the gala dinner in London to support her patronage Action on Addiction. [Photos: Getty]

The Duchess of Cambridge looking stunning in an off-the-shoulder gown to attend the first annual gala dinner in recognition of Addiction Awareness Week (10 - 16 June).

The rain didn't put Kate, 37, off from wearing the repeat Barbara Casasola number, first seen in 2016 for the Art Fund awards.

Casasola is a London-based, Brazil-born fashion designer, who previously worked for Roberto Cavalli.

The duchess teamed the figure-hugging dress with her glittery Jimmy Choo pumps and a new metallic clutch bag from Wilbur & Gussie for the dinner at Spring Restaurant at Somerset House in London on Wednesday night.

Kate has been patron of Action on Addiction since January 2012, a charity which helps people with a range of addictions at its treatment centres and community programmes.

Before the dinner, the duchess met with Action on Addiction clients who are working as apprentices in the kitchen, and who worked with Spring Restaurant's head chef and owner Skye Gyngell to create the evening's meal.

Kate also gave a speech ahead of the dinner, in which she said that working with Action on Addiction "was the catalyst" for her interest in child development.

She said: "Trauma experienced in early childhood, in some cases, as a result of separation, abandonment, abuse, or even emotional neglect, can have a lasting effect.

"What we experience during our earliest years, even while we're still in the womb, shapes the developing brain.

"It is therefore vital that we support everyone who cares for children in those formative years, especially if we want to help with the inter-generational cycle of addiction."

The duchess praised the charity's "vital work being done to help all those affected by addiction feel able to access help, hope and freedom from their addiction."

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The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to attend the first annual gala dinner in recognition of Addiction Awareness Week, hosted by Action on Addiction and chef Skye Gyngell at Spring Restaurant, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge meets Jay Otty and Melanie Bennett (right), former clients of Action on Addiction, during the first annual gala dinner in recognition of Addiction Awareness Week, hosted by Action on Addiction and chef Skye Gyngell at Spring Restaurant, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge with Graham Beech, Chief Executive of Action on Addiction, during the first annual gala dinner in recognition of Addiction Awareness Week, hosted by Action on Addiction and chef Skye Gyngell at Spring Restaurant, London.
Ronnie Wood and his wife Sally arrive for the first annual gala dinner in recognition of Addiction Awareness Week, hosted by Action on Addiction and chef Skye Gyngell at Spring Restaurant, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to attend the first annual gala dinner in recognition of Addiction Awareness Week, hosted by Action on Addiction and chef Skye Gyngell at Spring Restaurant, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to attend the first annual gala dinner in recognition of Addiction Awareness Week, hosted by Action on Addiction and chef Skye Gyngell at Spring Restaurant, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge during the first annual gala dinner in recognition of Addiction Awareness Week, hosted by Action on Addiction and chef Skye Gyngell at Spring Restaurant, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge during the first annual gala dinner in recognition of Addiction Awareness Week, hosted by Action on Addiction and chef Skye Gyngell at Spring Restaurant, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the Addiction Awareness Week Gala Dinner, Spring Restaurant, Somerset House, London. Picture Credit Should Read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the Addiction Awareness Week Gala Dinner, Spring Restaurant, Somerset House, London. Picture Credit Should Read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives for the first annual gala dinner in recognition of Addiction Awareness Week, hosted by Action on Addiction and chef Skye Gyngell at Spring Restaurant, London.
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On Tuesday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Cumbria in North West England, to celebrate the resilience and spirit of rural and farming communities in the region.

Kate and William met locals in Keswick before visiting a farm, where they tried their hand at sheep-shearing.

The duchess donned casual-wear for the trip, which included a Troy London jacket and See By Chloe boots.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, Queen Elizabeth ll, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour in London
The event marks the Queen's official birthday.
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He appeared alongside his brother and sister on the balcony.
The event marks the Queen's official birthday.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex make their way along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, in London, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as The Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth rides in a carriage to attend the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Trooping the Colour is the Queen's Birthday Parade and one of the nation's most impressive and iconic annual events attended by almost every member of the Royal Family. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth rides in a carriage to attend the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Trooping the Colour is the Queen's Birthday Parade and one of the nation's most impressive and iconic annual events attended by almost every member of the Royal Family. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
The event marks the Queen's official birthday.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall make their way along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, in London, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as The Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge ride by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The event marks the Queen's official birthday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge ride by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex make their way along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, in London, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as The Queen celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
The event marks the Queen's official birthday.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis join other members of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Place to acknowledge the crowd after the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her official birthday.
The event marks the Queen's official birthday.
The event marks the Queen's official birthday.
The event marks the Queen's official birthday.
The event marks the Queen's official birthday.
The event marks the Queen's official birthday.
The event marks the Queen's official birthday.
The event marks the Queen's official birthday.
The event marks the Queen's official birthday.
The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge make their way from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade, in London, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her official birthday. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
The event marks the Queen's official birthday.
Ce samedi 8 juin 2019 se déroule la parade Trooping the Colour à Londres. Lors de cet événement très attendu et très scruté, une chose frappe l'attention : l'absence du prince William aux côtés de Kate Middleton, du prince Harry et de Meghan Markle.
Soldiers march to attend the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Trooping the Colour is the Queen's Birthday Parade and one of the nation's most impressive and iconic annual events attended by almost every member of the Royal Family. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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