Duchess Kate switches up her hairstyle for a night out

Kate and Prince William attended the annual Royal Variety Performance in London.

Duchess Kate switched up her hairstyle, opting for curls instead of her usual straight locks, for a night out with Prince William on Thursday.

The Duchess of Cambridge revealed the new look at the annual Royal Variety Performance, a theater event that supports one of the queen's patronages, the Royal Variety Charity. The organization is dedicated to supporting entertainers who find themselves in need.

This year's event, which took place at London's Royal Albert Hall, featured performances by Ed Sheeran, Sir Rod Stewart, James Blunt and Elvis Costello, among others.

For the occasion, Kate, 39, wore a gown by Jenny Packham, according to People. This isn't the first time royal-watchers have seen her in the dress; she also wore it during her tour of Pakistan in 2019.

Meanwhile, William, also 39, leaned into the colorful tuxedo trend.

In September, the couple visited Royal Albert Hall for another glamorous event: the premiere of "No Time To Die."