Skip to comments.Duchess Kate brings festive sparkle to bravery awards in velvet strapless dress
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.
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Letting her hair down: The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Imperial War Museum in London for the Sun Military Awards in a strapless black velvet dress
Many more pictures at the source. All I can say is "Wow"! I am sure that all eyes were on the Dutchess.
The dress is absolutely stunning! She is a beautiful woman (although just to be catty.... her arms are a little “Ah-nold” for my tastes)
Looks great in that dress. Since she has such a straight up and down figure, one has to wonder what that corset looks like.
That whole “titles and nobility and we’re better than you are because of our bloodlines” crap? Blech.
Check out the pictures at the source. She’s certainly not preggers yet.
... or on whatever the guy behind her is staring at ...
She would look good in a brown paper sack.
Guess paparrazzi wasn’t allowed in, I can’t make out the dress in the dark, rainy night against the wet, dark steps.
Best looking Brit fem since Mrs. Peel!
She don’t look like a Duchess.
Is she holding an iPad?
First thing I saw also ... a couple of higher caliber guns than your average woman.
Yes it is loaded with dozens of Obama speeches. /s
To #10> Here, here!
Tara King wasn’t bad looking either.
Ahem...with great power comes great responsibility.
What were they staring at?
None of the other women there can hold a candle to Kate. But if you’re constantly having to hike up your skirt, the dress is too long.
“... if you’re constantly having to hike up your skirt, the dress is too long”.
Is that why you stick to tea-length dresses, bgill?! (snicker, snicker)
Looks just like mooshell....I’m soooo proud.
I thought she was going for the Michelle Obama look.***
But, oh, is Kate gorgeous!!!
*** with midlife ‘wings’ I am in NO position to talk!
Not at all, the lighting and shadow in that one pic gives the illusion. Look at all the other pics and she looks like she could use a cheeseburger..........I"M NOT COMPLAINING!
She is far more fetching than Diana. She has a very lovely face.
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The girl is definitely working out!
“Looks just like mooshell....Im soooo proud.”
I hope that was sarcasm, otherwise, you are in contention for the most liberal and stupid post of the year.
The black dress, by David and Elizabeth Emanuel (who designed her wedding gown), was worn by a 19-year-old Diana to her first official appearance after her engagement to Prince Charles and earned her the tabloid nickname Daring Di for its low neckline and bare shoulders.
Must be security. He has that Secret Service look to him, like he’s ready to kick the first *** that tries to approach her, uninvited.
Arms are horrible, like she’s on a rowing team and took steroids.
I’m just harassing, er.... teasing you, bgill!!!
Indeed. His earpiece must be in his left ear.
Not that I know anything about human anatomy but I am guessing when you are very thin and work out the upper body... arm muscles tend to look more “massive”. The dress is absolutely stunning to me.
But she’s not a “titles and nobility” sort. She comes from a very hard-working, middle-class family. It’s nice that the prince fell in love with a smart normal girl and married her instead of marrying someone with a title and kennel papers that go back to Boadicea. She’s doing very well in her new job.
And remember, that “titles and nobility” stuff adds a lot to England’s bottom line in terms of tourist dollars. It’s a business. They keep the royals etc. around for a reason: revenue.
Wrapped in a bedsheet....
I wonder if those arms are the result of working out with the “shake-weight”?
Thanks for posting the photo of Diana in her black dress. It was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the photo of Kate.
She has arms????
I remember years ago, I'd seen Nancy Lopez, of LPGA fame, on TV many times. I assumed she was a fairly big girl.
And then I went to a tournament. My girlfriend and I saw her on the putting green, warming up. I was shocked at how tiny she was, even though she was well past her prime, and a bit overweight. One of the greatest golfers of all time, but she was such a petite, physically unimpressive-looking little thing.
Oh come on, EDINVA... you know you could rock that dress!
She is just really lean. You clearly know nothing about steroids. Look at all the pictures at the link.
LOL....and I hope you are joking ;)
The color is a little strange though. The Royal Family usually wears black only for mourning.
LOL. Like what I was wondering, “What holds a dress like that up?”
As a woman, I think Kate and Pippa are incredibly beautiful. They ooze class without trying. I’m a brunette as well, and they just have the perfect shade of brown on their heads.
Also, as someone on the thin side (5 foot 4, 110-115 lbs, depending on the time of the month, LOL), I can vouch about the arm thing. My ‘baby’ is now four, but when he was younger, and I was lifting him on a regular basis, my arms looked a lot more muscular on top than they do now. I’ve had four babies, and the same thing happens each time they are young and getting picked up on a regular basis.