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Duchess Kate brings festive sparkle to bravery awards in velvet strapless dress
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2076265/Kate-Middleton-shines-Sun-Military-Awards-strapless-velvet-dress-diamonds.html#ixzz1h1u8JnZn ^ | 12-19-11 | Alanah Eriksen

Posted on 12/19/2011 4:43:05 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic

Just hours before, she joined her husband for a Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace with the Queen. But it was just the young royal set at the Sun Military Awards tonight.

The Duchess of Cambridge was the belle of the ball in a strapless black velvet dress as she walked the red carpet with her husband Prince William, who looked dapper in black tie

Prince Harry was two steps behind his older brother at London's Imperial War Museum, also donning a suit.

Kate's black Alexander McQueen gown - the same designer as her wedding dress - had frill trim around the bust and a fishtail-style skirt. It was so long on the five-foot, 10-inch Duchess, that she had to keep hitching it up to keep it from scraping on the ground.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2076265/Kate-Middleton-shines-Sun-Military-Awards-strapless-velvet-dress-diamonds.html#ixzz1h1vke9XI

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: cambridge; dutchess; kate; royals; soldiers; william
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To: bgill

The article mentioned that the dress was too long. It also revealed that she is 5’ 10” — taller than I’d thought.


51 posted on 12/19/2011 6:57:01 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: wastoute
“What holds a dress like that up?”

Whale bones.

52 posted on 12/19/2011 7:02:45 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: momtothree

“Oh come on, EDINVA... you know you could rock that dress!”

Boulder, maybe ;)

I DID look at the other pix and her arms look perfectly normal, so apparently that one pic got some bad lighting. Also, following the link showed a news story I’ve not yet read here .. Chaz Bono broke up with its girlfriend of 12 years. Gotta love those Brit papers.


53 posted on 12/19/2011 7:17:12 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA
Also, following the link showed a news story I’ve not yet read here .. Chaz Bono broke up with its girlfriend of 12 years. Gotta love those Brit papers.

Lesbians don't like men, real or chemically induced. Go figure, huh?

54 posted on 12/19/2011 7:20:36 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Fiji Hill

I’ll add some selections from one of my favorite albums, Genesis’ “Duke”

Duchess
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h46u-2aBi-A

Duke’s Travels/Duke’s End
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhxSTK4OdQU&feature=related


55 posted on 12/19/2011 7:20:53 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: afraidfortherepublic

One word ... perfection.


56 posted on 12/19/2011 7:25:14 PM PST by maggief
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To: RegulatorCountry

Honestly, that whole GLBT (whatever) scene kinda creeps me. I’ve known some homosexuals who live, for all the world, normal lives, living quietly with their ‘partners,’ and that’s not creepy to me, but all this ‘gender modification’ is more than I can handle.

Have we yet seen a permanent gay celebrity ‘marriage’ or ‘civil union?’ (not that celebrity heterosexual unions are big on longevity). Come to think of it, the whole celebrity culture creeps me out!


57 posted on 12/19/2011 7:27:37 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

It’s disturbing, yes. What disturbs me most about the whole “trans” thing is that every person in every situation and every chance encounter is required to maintain the ruse or be labeled some sort of phobe. It’s not enough to be quietly dysfunctional and imagining that one’s body isn’t what it’s supposed to be, no, we all have to play along, making liars of us all, making us somehow complicit. Very anti-individual, ultimately, despite plumbing the depths of libertine.


58 posted on 12/19/2011 7:33:41 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: dfwgator

I wasn’t familiar with those groups. Those are interesting songs.


59 posted on 12/19/2011 10:07:35 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: EDINVA
Oh ED have I got one for you (In Roanoke, VA I might add).

You said:

Honestly, that whole GLBT (whatever) scene kinda creeps me. I’ve known some homosexuals who live, for all the world, normal lives, living quietly with their ‘partners,’ and that’s not creepy to me, but all this ‘gender modification’ is more than I can handle.

I rented a place from a 'transexual' who went from a woman to a 'man' and plays the role of a homo male. Now tell me where is the freakin' logic in that? If you like the 'male member' so to speak, why not just stay a woman?

The (lack of) logic escapes me....

60 posted on 12/19/2011 11:39:44 PM PST by Looking4Truth (No good deed goes unpunished.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Classic: Kate, whose shiny brunette locks were styled in loose curls, wore a chunky silver necklace and matching earrings and a bracelet which she received as a wedding gift

Nobody has mentioned that elegant necklace yet.

61 posted on 12/20/2011 4:57:59 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: mass55th

There are several other pics of Kate gowned ala Diana....will post them if I get a chance.


62 posted on 12/20/2011 5:39:53 AM PST by Liz
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why would a person paying as much for a dress as my whole family’s monthly bills not get the dress hemmed so she could walk normally?


63 posted on 12/20/2011 5:49:04 AM PST by Tax-chick (Two women in one house ... and one of 'em a redhead!)
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To: Liz

Thank you.


64 posted on 12/20/2011 5:51:10 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: mass55th

65 posted on 12/20/2011 6:01:29 AM PST by Liz
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To: mass55th

66 posted on 12/20/2011 6:07:04 AM PST by Liz
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The necklace is okay but I LOVE the bracelet.

I wish our first lady would choose to wear no more than 3 or 4 (at most) pieces of tasteful jewelry. It’s so tacky to wear as much as she does. But then our first lady dresses so inappropriately - no matter the occasion.


67 posted on 12/20/2011 6:18:22 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Liz

Thanks Liz. Kate is certainly a beautiful girl.


68 posted on 12/20/2011 7:42:18 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: momtothree

While the brothers are nice eye candy, I’d say a mini skirt would be the appropriate dress for an outing with Harry. All puns intended.

As others have said, that dress immediately brought back memories of Diana’s black number. Both beautiful ladies.


69 posted on 12/20/2011 7:56:23 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: momtothree

Agreed. Beautiful dress, lovely face, scary arms.


70 posted on 12/20/2011 7:58:37 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Liz

oooo, that is lovely. I never saw that particular Diana picture. They both look beautiful!


71 posted on 12/20/2011 8:50:26 AM PST by midnightcat
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To: midnightcat; mass55th

72 posted on 12/20/2011 10:35:55 AM PST by Liz
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