Alexandra Burke attends the Queens Commonwealth Essay Competition

She is an Ambassador for the Royal Commonwealth Society.

And on Thursday Alexandra Burke, 33 put on a smart display as she attended The Awards Ceremony at St James’s Palace.  

The singer looked chic as she turned up to the event wearing a houndstooth trouser suit which she paired with a simple black turtle neck. 

Chic: Alexandra Burke put on a smart display as she attended The Queens Commonwealth Essay Competition Awards Ceremony at St James's Palace

Chic: Alexandra Burke put on a smart display as she attended The Queens Commonwealth Essay Competition Awards Ceremony at St James’s Palace

The former X-Factor winner beamed in a monochrome suit which featured a contrasting beige colour block and collar. 

She teamed the outfit with a pair of smart pointed toe stiletto heels and a small simple black shoulder bag. 

The singer wore her red hair loose in a soft tousled curl as she finished off her look with a smokey eye, luscious thick eyelashes and a nude lip. 

Busy: The former X-Factor winner wore a monochrome suit which featured a contrasting beige colour block and collar. She clutched her invitation in one hand and took a phone call

Busy: The former X-Factor winner wore a monochrome suit which featured a contrasting beige colour block and collar. She clutched her invitation in one hand and took a phone call

Ambassador: Alexandra was appointed as an inaugural ambassador of the Royal Commonwealth Society in June this year with the aim to help promote educational opportunities within the Commonwealth

Ambassador: Alexandra was appointed as an inaugural ambassador of the Royal Commonwealth Society in June this year with the aim to help promote educational opportunities within the Commonwealth

The star looked very busy as she clutched her invitation in one hand and took a phone call en route to the event. 

The event hosted by The Duchess of Cornwall on Thursday is one of many Commonwealth Service’s that the singer has attended. 

The songstress preformed at the 2020 Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey. 

Royalty: The competition hosted by Camilla Duchess of Cornwall is the world's oldest creative writing competition established in 1883

Royalty: The competition hosted by Camilla Duchess of Cornwall is the world’s oldest creative writing competition established in 1883

Looking lovely: Geri Horner was also in attendance at the event on Thursday afternoon

Looking lovely: Geri Horner was also in attendance at the event on Thursday afternoon 

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