Last night, Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge attended her first solo event as a member of the royal family, attending a dinner at Clarence House for the Prince of Wales’ charity In Kind Direct.
Kate stood in as a last minute replacement for the Prince of Wales, who needed to fly to Saudi Arabia to pay his respects after the death of Crown Prince Sultan.
Kate wore a stunning floor-length light aqua-coloured evening gown, with flowing grecian-style pleated material. The dress was by Amanda Wakeley and formed part of her 2006 Autumn/Winter collection. There was silver embellishment underneath the bust area and around the straps. The dress had double straps that crossed over at the collarbone.
With kind permission of What Kate Wore, we can share the photo of the Wakeley dress in a different colour way, plus a dress from the collection with similar embellishment to Kate’s:
It’s also said that Kate re-wore her silver Jimmy Choo shoes and silver/diamond bracelet from the BAFTA engagement she attended in L.A. Thank you to Anna for informing us that Kate also wore the mystery earrings from Zara Phillip’s engagement party.
About In Kind Direct:
In Kind Direct help UK charities working abroad by redistributing surplus goods from manufacturers and retailers. The charity makes it easy for companies to donate their products to those in need, thereby avoiding waste and landfill.
The charity was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1996. It has redistributed £114 million in value of goods from over 850 donar companies to date and over 8,000 charities have joined the In Kind Direct network.
@RegalEyes on Twitter informs us that the charity redistributes everything from toys, to clothing, sports gear, household goods, nursery and maternity items.