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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

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

1 posted on 12/19/2011 4:43:13 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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)


2 posted on 12/19/2011 4:45:04 PM PST by momtothree
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Looks great in that dress. Since she has such a straight up and down figure, one has to wonder what that corset looks like.


3 posted on 12/19/2011 4:46:00 PM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Pretty girl.

That whole “titles and nobility and we’re better than you are because of our bloodlines” crap? Blech.


4 posted on 12/19/2011 4:46:08 PM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: maggief

Check out the pictures at the source. She’s certainly not preggers yet.


5 posted on 12/19/2011 4:46:20 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I am sure that all eyes were on the Dutchess.

... or on whatever the guy behind her is staring at ...

6 posted on 12/19/2011 4:46:25 PM PST by x
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To: x

Where’s Pippa?


7 posted on 12/19/2011 4:47:54 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: afraidfortherepublic

She would look good in a brown paper sack.


8 posted on 12/19/2011 4:48:10 PM PST by Venturer
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Guess paparrazzi wasn’t allowed in, I can’t make out the dress in the dark, rainy night against the wet, dark steps.


9 posted on 12/19/2011 4:48:24 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Best looking Brit fem since Mrs. Peel!


10 posted on 12/19/2011 4:49:02 PM PST by bigbob
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To: afraidfortherepublic

She don’t look like a Duchess.


11 posted on 12/19/2011 4:49:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Is she holding an iPad?


12 posted on 12/19/2011 4:49:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: momtothree

First thing I saw also ... a couple of higher caliber guns than your average woman.


13 posted on 12/19/2011 4:51:03 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Revolting cat!

Yes it is loaded with dozens of Obama speeches. /s


14 posted on 12/19/2011 4:52:53 PM PST by omega4179 (We can't wait!............. for the end of an error.....1-20-13)
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To: bigbob

To #10> Here, here!

Tara King wasn’t bad looking either.


15 posted on 12/19/2011 4:54:34 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Yossarian

Ahem...with great power comes great responsibility.


16 posted on 12/19/2011 4:54:51 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (Boehner, you deal making THUG B@st@rd!)
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To: x

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.


17 posted on 12/19/2011 4:55:43 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
She has muscular arms.
18 posted on 12/19/2011 4:58:28 PM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: bgill

“... 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)


19 posted on 12/19/2011 4:58:44 PM PST by momtothree
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Looks just like mooshell....I’m soooo proud.


20 posted on 12/19/2011 5:00:02 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: momtothree

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!


21 posted on 12/19/2011 5:01:10 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: momtothree
her arms are a little “Ah-nold” for my tastes

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!

22 posted on 12/19/2011 5:01:12 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

She is far more fetching than Diana. She has a very lovely face.


23 posted on 12/19/2011 5:01:24 PM PST by dforest
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To: Lauren BaRecall
Ahem...with great power comes great responsibility.

Welcome to America:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."


24 posted on 12/19/2011 5:02:14 PM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: momtothree

Now, now.


25 posted on 12/19/2011 5:04:00 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: momtothree

The girl is definitely working out!


26 posted on 12/19/2011 5:08:19 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“Looks just like mooshell....I’m soooo proud.”

I hope that was sarcasm, otherwise, you are in contention for the most liberal and stupid post of the year.


27 posted on 12/19/2011 5:08:48 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: x
... or on whatever the guy behind her is staring at ...

He's security and looking at the paparazzi, deciding whether he should pull his gun and shoot them.
28 posted on 12/19/2011 5:13:05 PM PST by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I wish that we had such a First Lady... stunningly beautiful... of poise... with dignity and grace. Instead we get a cross dressing cousin of Chewbacca.

LLS

29 posted on 12/19/2011 5:19:09 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: School of Rational Thought
There was a photo on the net of her in Canada recently... she experienced a “Marilyn moment”... and I can assure you that there is no problem with her figure.

LLS

30 posted on 12/19/2011 5:21:13 PM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: All

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.

31 posted on 12/19/2011 5:21:36 PM PST by Liz
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To: x

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.


32 posted on 12/19/2011 5:22:21 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: momtothree

Arms are horrible, like she’s on a rowing team and took steroids.


33 posted on 12/19/2011 5:24:36 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: bgill

I’m just harassing, er.... teasing you, bgill!!!


34 posted on 12/19/2011 5:26:35 PM PST by momtothree
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To: FlyVet

Indeed. His earpiece must be in his left ear.


35 posted on 12/19/2011 5:26:36 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt! 2012)
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To: kabumpo

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.


36 posted on 12/19/2011 5:30:40 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Yossarian

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.


37 posted on 12/19/2011 5:31:33 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: Venturer

Wrapped in a bedsheet....


38 posted on 12/19/2011 5:42:09 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Delta Dawn

I wonder if those arms are the result of working out with the “shake-weight”?


39 posted on 12/19/2011 5:42:46 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Liz

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.


40 posted on 12/19/2011 5:43:30 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: momtothree

She has arms????


41 posted on 12/19/2011 5:46:23 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: kabumpo
People forget, especially with women, the camera makes them look 20 lbs heavier. I'll bet, in person, she's a skinny little waif, and you'd be surprised what tiny arms she has.

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.

42 posted on 12/19/2011 5:48:56 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Time for a musical interlude:

Duke of Earl

Duchess of Earl

Duchess Conquers Duke

43 posted on 12/19/2011 5:49:25 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: antidemoncrat

LOL!!!


44 posted on 12/19/2011 5:51:50 PM PST by momtothree
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To: EDINVA

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


45 posted on 12/19/2011 5:53:37 PM PST by momtothree
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To: kabumpo

She is just really lean. You clearly know nothing about steroids. Look at all the pictures at the link.


46 posted on 12/19/2011 5:53:37 PM PST by EEGator
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To: caver
I hope that was sarcasm, otherwise, you are in contention for the most liberal and stupid post of the year.

LOL....and I hope you are joking ;)

47 posted on 12/19/2011 6:02:16 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
She is a beautiful girl and looks stunning in that dress.

The color is a little strange though. The Royal Family usually wears black only for mourning.

48 posted on 12/19/2011 6:11:43 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: antidemoncrat

LOL. Like what I was wondering, “What holds a dress like that up?”


49 posted on 12/19/2011 6:14:43 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


50 posted on 12/19/2011 6:24:49 PM PST by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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