On the 29th November 2013, The Duchess of Cambridge attended her first SportsBall since becoming a patron of the SportsAid charity.
During the evening, Kate met many of the charity’s partners, alumni and sportsmen and women at the event, which was held in a bid to highlight the amazing commitment, sacrifices and achievements of young British athletes. The Duchess herself was once a keen sportswomen and appears to be very invested in sports and related causes. In addition, Kate spent summer 2012 cheering at the Olympic Games in London.
After the reception, The Duchess joined guests for dinner. She then announced the winner of SportsAid’s One-to-Watch award, 16-year-old junior shotgun world record holder Amber Hill from Bracknell.
Watch Kate announce the award:
Amber said that Kate was “such a lovely person” and “a great role model.” She added, “the fact that she recognises young people in sport is a great thing.”
Kate wore Temperley London’s ‘Templeton’ dress to the SportsBall event. The Templeton dress features a black laser cut design overlay, elbow length sleeves and a a knee length skirt.
The dress really suits Kate and it’s one I hope we’ll see her repeat in the future.
The dress is no longer online for sale, but in 2013 we found a profile for the dress on the Lyst website (link no longer live). Lyst described the dress as follows:
“The Temperley London Templeton Dress is characterised by an intricate laser cut design. Inspired by Renaissance stained glass, it is made of a taffeta style fabric and has a plain body with a detailed neck yoke, sleeve and skirt finished with a feminine scallop. Demure and slightlyAudrey Hepburn in feel, it has a nipped in waist, slightly exaggerated shoulder and full skirt. It is available in solid black or with a contrast lining that accentuates the laser cut design. Fabric Composition: 100% Polyester;LINING: 94% Silk, 6% Elastane”
Lyst also informed us that the dress originally retailed at £995 ($1,666 USD) before going on sale at £398 ($666 USD).
Kate accessorised her dress with her black suede Jimmy Choo Cosmic heels.
She also wore her diamond bracelet, which we’ve seen her wear several times during public engagements previously (it’s speculated that the diamond bracelet was a wedding gift from Prince Charles.)