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Duchess Kate Holds Reception at Buckingham Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of Place2Be, is hosting a reception at Buckingham Palace in celebration of Place2Be’s 25th anniversary.

 

This evening mother-of-three Kate changed into her stunning Indian-inspired bespoke Jenny Packham gown - one of her favourite British designers - and let down her bun allowing her brunette locks to flow in loose waves

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Kate dazzled in a recycled Jenny Packham sapphire blue embellished gown as she hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace this evening to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the children's charity Place2Be.

 

She first wore the boat neck dress at the Bollywood Gala in Mumbai on her and Prince William's royal tour of India and Bhutan in 2016 - and the beading of her dress was done in India.

 

Not holding back from shaking hands, Kate greeted guests at Buckingham Palace this evening, wearing a floor-length Jenny Packham gown

 

 

 

Despite a busy day of engagements, Kate looked fresh and radiant as she greeted guests at the event at Buckingham Palace

 

 

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Re: Duchess Kate Holds Reception at Buckingham Palace

I love that dress!  Gorgeous shade of blue.

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During the reception Kate met two school choirs who will be performing at the event, and Place2Be supporters, before giving a speech.


Over the past 25 years more than 250,000 children and their families have been directly supported by Place2Be, which currently works with 639 schools across the UK.

 

 

The duchess looked animated as she engaged with young guests at the event, clutching a purse in a matching beaded designed to her dress

 

 

 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with a school choir as she hosts a Gala Dinner in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Place2Be at Buckingham Palace

 

 

 

The Duchess of Cambridge spoke to children from Place2B during the celebration of the children's charity's 25th anniversary

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Kate Middleton met two school choirs who will be performing at the Buckingham Palace event as well as Place2Be supporters

 

 

 

 

The Duchess of Cambridge poses with two school choirs, supporters and guests as she hosts a Gala Dinner in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Place2Be at Buckingham Palace

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Re: Duchess Kate Holds Reception at Buckingham Palace

Beautiful dress and color. Was curious about the earrings, they're by Erdem.  Of course she had to have those, the top is just like Diana's/Kate's ring

 

 

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That dress is so beautiful and elegant, and is perfection on the Duchess.

 

The earrings are amazing!

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The Duchess of Cambridge delivered a speech to the invited guests at the Gala Dinner in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Place2Be at Buckingham Palace

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Kate is as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside!  True elegance and class.

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Kate clutched a satin handbag which looks to have been embroidered with the same beading as her gown, while she also sported a stunning pair of earrings

 

 

 

Kate clutched a satin handbag which looks to have been embroidered with the same beading as her gown, while she also sported a stunning pair of earrings