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Kate Middleton wears Jenny Packham gown to ARK Charity Gala

Kate Middleton and Prince William were guests of honour at the ARK Charity Gala held on the 9th June 2011.

kate wears a jenny packham dress in pink

The Ark Gala dinner was William and Kate’s first official Royal engagement as a married couple.  It’s certain to say that Kate stunned the crowds, wearing an ‘off the peg’ full length dress by Jenny Packham.

Kate's ARK Gala Dress

On her Facebook page, Jenny Packham said:

“The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Annual Ark Charity Gala tonight wearing an ethereal gown by Jenny Packham. The Duchess selected the pearlescent rose sequin gown with Swarovski crystal from the SS11 catwalk collection”

Here’s a closer look at the shimmering pink dress in Jenny Packham’s campaign

Kate Middleton Pink Dress From The Ark Gala

And, a look at Kate’s shoes:

kate's LK bennett shoes

Kate wore shoes from her favourite brand, L.K. Bennett, the Agata in Pink Rose.  The shoe features the most beautiful bow at the ankle.

L.K. Bennett Agata Rose

Kate carried a coordinating silk clutch bag too, by Prada:

Kate's Pink Clutch Bag

About the Ark Gala:

The Ark Gala was held in an elaborate marquee on Perks’ Fields, right behind Kengsington Palace and is host to 900 guests.

Ark is an international charity that transforms children’s lives.  Princes William and Harry are recognised by Ark for their drive and spirit, and their commitment for using their position to help the less fortunate.

Kate's Outfit for ARK Charity Gala 2011

L.K. Bennett Agata Rose

L.K. Bennett Agata Sandals

Pink suede bow sandals

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  1. The dress is stunning and, even more important, she’s immaculate as always… awww… It would be even better when neater pictures are published! Can’t wait! Any idea about the clutch?

    • There are neater pictures already on Getty but I can’t afford to licence them and I don’t steal them like other people do!

      The clutch *might* be Prada according to someone on Twitter – will check that & report back 🙂

      • just saw the pictures on Getty… she’s breathtakingly beautiful! I’ll have a look for the clutch as well…

  2. Catherine is absolute STUNNING!!! I think I found those shoes on LK Bennett site. I believe they are the “Agata”. Here is a link:

    But of course they are almost all sold out in the pink color. 🙁

    • Thanks, I have the link in the post already don’t I?? I also have one to the shoes in House of Fraser but they have no pink either 🙁

  3. Dana Lee says:

    The Duchess is STUNNING! Perfectly turned out as always. She never disappoints.

    • Yes, stunning is the word! I saw an article in the Daily Mail saying she looks better than all of the other ‘Stars’ at the event – and they’re right, they’re not even comparable!!

      • Dana Lee says:

        I agree! I don’t think anyone even came close to her. She has a naturalness about her – like she doesn’t even have to try!

  4. I thought she looked stunning. It’s one of my favorite dresses that she’s worn thus far.


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