Last evening, Kate Middleton looked breathtaking as she arrived in the gardens of Kensington Palace for a pre-reception for Sports Aid, a charity she has served as patron since 2013. This event is one of many the charity is holding to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
Dressed in a Roland Mouret cold-shoulder, floor-length, blue gown that cost a cool £2,095, Kate mingled with the charity’s ambassadors and supporters and up-and-coming athletes due to compete later this summer in Reo. Sports Aid provides financial support to athletes at the beginning of their careers so they might reach their full athletic potential.
Kate Middleton‘s dress is part of Roland Mouret’s 2016 collection. Consisting of two layers of double crepe, the gown features a v-neckline, nipped in waist and a skirt that flares at the knee. It also features the cold-shoulder look, which is something rather new for Kate to wear. She’s worn Roland Mouret twice before, once in 2012 and again in 2013.
She normally sticks to donning her usual standbys: elegant coats, lovely dresses, breton tops, and nude heels. We think she drew some inspiration from the May edition of British Vogue. After all, she was its cover girl. She accessorized her outfit with some chunky gold hoop earrings, reminiscent of a pair worn by Riahanna and black sandals and a matching clutch.
After the pre-reception, guests headed inside for dinner that was held in the King’s Gallery located in the state apartments. Before the dinner began, Kate Middleton addressed those present: “Some of you may know that I love sport. I love cheering on teams and athletes that I am passionate about. I love the physical challenge sport presents and the mental strength it gives us all. And I love the way it so often brings people together to work as part of a team.”
The Duchess continued: “I suspect many of you in this room may feel the same. The brilliance of Sports Aid is in really understanding just how much athletic competition gives to our country as a whole. By investing in young sporting talent, they ensure that there is a strong pipeline of inspirational heroes. These athletes then serve as motivators to everyone in the UK to get involved, get active, and embrace the power of sport to make us happier and healthier.”
Kate was also seen sporting another great outfit at the “National Service of Thanksgiving as part of the 90th birthday celebrations for The Queen at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 10, 2016 in London, England.” Check out the gallery pics below and let us know what you think. Tell us in the comments below!
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