On the 8th November 2012, the Duchess of Cambridge (commonly known as Kate Middleton) attended a swanky black tie charity dinner, held in honour of St Andrews University’s 600th birthday. Here’s a picture of Kate on arrival to the event, clutching a bright red bag:
As you may recall, Prince William is a patron of the University’s 600th Anniversary Campaign, a fundraising exercise that has raised in excess of £32.1 million in gifts and pledges since it was launched in 2008. The money will support a range of the University’s projects and new developments, all aimed to consolidate its status as a “world-class centre for teaching and research.”
The gala was held specifically to create funding for Scholarships, allowing gifted students of limited finical resources the opportunity to persue a university degree at St. Andrews.
Both William and Kate attended The University of St Andrews and graduated from the establishment in 2005. William graduated with an honours degree in Geography and Kate graduated with an honours degree in the History of Art.
You might remember that Kate modelled a sheer dress for a charity fashion show during her time at the university, which is also said to be the minute William began to fall for her! The dress sold at auction last year for $125,000.
Kate wore her Temperley London Amoret dress. You may recall that she last wore the this stunning black lace dress to the War Horse premiere, earlier this year in January. Here’s a reminder of that event:
The Temperley London “Amoret” dress is a full length gown made from black French lace and it features a removable bow waist belt.
This time, Kate accessorised her black dress with a jewelled red poppy brooch:
She also carried her red Alexander McQueen clutch bag. (You may recognise the red clutch bag from the Jubilee pageant earlier in 2012.) We show a similar bag below –
Tucked under the dress were a pair black Jimmy Choo Cosmic pumps. You can see the shoe popping out under the hemline in the photographs by Mark Stewart, on his blog here. (Pictured below on another occasion).
she is simply gorgeous. her beauty takes my breath away.