After a few weeks of laying-low, I’m so excited that the Duchess is making another public appearance today at the UK premiere of Disney’s’African Cats’ at the British Film Institute. William is a Royal Patron of the Tusk Trust conservation charity which supports conservation efforts in Africa. You may remember photos of the Duchess meeting Reese Witherspoon at the launch of Tusk USA’s Patron Circle last year during the royal tour of North America.
The documentary, made by Disney, is the story of a family of cheetahs and a pride of lions – and the Duke and Duchess hope to raise awareness and funds for the Tusk Trust with their attendance at this event.
Kate is stunning, as usual, in a pre-fall 2012 peplum dress by designer Matthew Williamson. We are being told that Kate ordered the dove-grey dress in January and requested that Williamson add the beading around the neck to match that which is on the sleeves. The dress is not available to order yet, but will be priced at $1,695.
Here is a photo of the original dress, before Kate’s customization:
The Duchess is also wearing the Kiki Classic Peridot, Blue Topaz, and diamond earrings from Kiki McDonough. I am a huge fan of these earrings, they are stunning yet elegant and understated. They were the perfect choice for her dress.
Some were surprised that HRH the Duchess of Cambridge didn’t chose an evening gown for this event, but I feel this is a most appropriate choice considering they are attending as patrons of one of the Prince’s charities. It has been a while since we have seen photos of the couple together, though Kate was busy in his absence playing field hockey with the National Olympic Team and attending art openings with Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla.
We should have another post on Kate Middleton’s fashion coming again this week – tomorrow the Duke and Duchess are scheduled to attend a reception at Goldsmith’s Hall celebrating the Scott-Amundsen centenary race to the South Pole and another reception to launch the Imperial War Museum Foundation’s First World War Galleries: Centenary Campaign.