Get out every varying adjective that denotes stunning, people, once again we will be exhausting the list! Because of the death of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Charles flew east to pay his condolences, but left a reception without a host...or hostess? Rumors were circulating madly that the news to be released was a pregnancy report, but we will have to wait for that one. Instead, it was announced that Kate took on her first solo engagement last night for the Prince of Wales at Clarence House.
As usual, she was absolutely stunning! The dress looks cool blue/silver to me, although designer and official details of the dress have not been tracked down yet. Kate seems to be gradually adding the bling--as you can see, in addition to what appear to be some gorgeous drop earrings she is also wearing a seemingly matching or complementing bracelet. The hair partly swept up rather than down as usual seems perfect to add a little formality as well as highlight the lovely detailing of the dress's straps. Again, I think the Duchess hit the perfect balance on this dress. When do I not, though? (Ah, there was that time...) [Updated: Twitter experts are saying the dress is Amanda Wakeley]
This is a lovely and short blurb from People with a few more details of the evening: People Article. The charity, In Kind Direct, "redistributes surplus goods from manufacturers and retailers to UK charities working at home and abroad ." The below segment from the article is really cute.
"She said she had already called her mum to tell her about us in case Party Pieces [the family's children's party company] had surplus products."
Earlier this week Kate was spotted out and about in London. She popped into Starbucks as well as some shopping and was seen at the Victoria and Albert Museum which is on the Brompton Road.
In this last shot we get just the smallest glimpse of what looked to be some fantastic shoes!