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KATE'S IN TOWN (what she wore, what the royals ate and drank with the stars)
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/9/11 | Daily Ma9il

Posted on 07/10/2011 12:33:53 PM PDT by Liz

The royal couple attended the party of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA-LA) held at the Belasco Theatre, a 1926 art deco gem, recently undergone a restoration. Will is President of BAFTA and wanted to promote the British film industry.

At the start of the 3-hour dinner, Will drew laughter with a reference to the film, The King’s Speech, about his great-grand father, King George V1. ‘I should just like to thank Colin Firth for my perfect opening line - 'I have a voice',’ he said.

Liveried waiters served cocktails featuring Champagne Taittinger, Grey Goose vodka ‘Floral Martini’ cocktails and the British summertime drink, Pimm's No. 1 with chilled lemonade, mint and cucumber.

Hors d'oeuvres included bite-size fish and chips with malt vinegar espuma, crisp toast with locally-farmed English pea purée and tangerine lace, and towers of ahi tuna with avocado and soya onions. Dinner staff in bowler hats, Union Jack-inspired outfits, and Edwardian-style waistcoats.

Guests drank from gold goblets and ate from antique-style plates at tables dressed with blooms of English dahlias and roses and towering table lamps decorated with the British flag.

Chef Joachim Splichal's Patina Catering's memorable menu that blended British tradition with California cuisine. Highlights included a courgette and mint tian with a lemon and pine nut gremolata, shaved manchego cheese and courgette blossoms garnish to start, followed by filet of beef with creamed leeks, pickled garlic, asparagus, turnip, baby onions, potato fondant, and red wine sauce.

For dessert, guests had a version of the British dessert Eton Mess: English rose meringue, strawberries, cream, sugar-dusted edible rose petals and pulled sugar.

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc and Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon were poured and Hotel Chocolat provided chocolate BAFTA masks on the tables.

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Kate walks down the red carpet into the Belasco Theatre wearing a lavender dress by Alexander McQueen accented w/ jeweled belt, and a stunning pair of chandelier-style diamond earrings lent to her by Will's grandmother---Queen Elizabeth. The outfit was completed with a silver beaded clutch bag, her own diamond bracelet, and silver platform Jimmy Choo stilettos.

1 posted on 07/10/2011 12:33:54 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

She looks absolutely stunning in that dress. Elegance personified. Compare her to the “Hollywood Elite” and boy, could they take lessons from Kate. I like it, though, that J-Lo brought her mom.


2 posted on 07/10/2011 12:37:47 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Liz

WGAF?


3 posted on 07/10/2011 12:40:24 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Liz

Whatever else, she always takes a great picture.


4 posted on 07/10/2011 12:41:15 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (Say No to Slick Willard)
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To: Liz
She looks a little bit like Celine Dion.


5 posted on 07/10/2011 12:41:32 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: LibertarianLiz

J-Lo’s half-dressed green jersey clinger looked a-w-f-u-l on her.


6 posted on 07/10/2011 12:41:40 PM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: All

We can make our own Brit dessert---served on those delicate rose china plates you stored away.

Just make a meringue shell, fill it with fresh berries, accent with pink cream rosettes.

7 posted on 07/10/2011 12:43:56 PM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Liz

If Prince William screws around on her, he will seriously need his ass kicked by every guy on FR.


8 posted on 07/10/2011 12:44:13 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Liz

I do hope Princess Kate learned the importance of foundation garments after the ‘enbareassing’ photo in Canada... :)


9 posted on 07/10/2011 12:44:41 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: mountn man

ew. don’t say that.


10 posted on 07/10/2011 12:44:50 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: krb
Granted Kate is prettier than Celine, but notice the chin, the dimples and lines around the mouth, the smile and the cheeks.

Here's another comparison.


11 posted on 07/10/2011 12:49:47 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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12 posted on 07/10/2011 12:50:04 PM PDT by RedMDer (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: mountn man

Nice, but where’s Pippa?


13 posted on 07/10/2011 12:50:33 PM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: mountn man

¨Let them touch those things for once!¨


14 posted on 07/10/2011 12:52:41 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: Liz

The photos of Hollywood women I saw all look very sleezy compared to Kate. She’s new at this but look at her - flawless!


15 posted on 07/10/2011 12:52:55 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: LibertarianLiz
"...She looks absolutely stunning in that dress. Elegance personified..."

Lucky for Kate that she's here in "the colonies"

She might get to stop buy and get a few fashion pointer from our National Fashion Treasure and her pals.


16 posted on 07/10/2011 12:54:49 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: skimbell

ROFL


17 posted on 07/10/2011 12:57:18 PM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: LibertarianLiz

She is way too skinny..she looked so much better when she had some curves.


18 posted on 07/10/2011 1:00:09 PM PDT by Hildy (Hollywood liberals once embraced Communism "because they hadn't invented Pilates yet"- David Mamet)
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To: Liz

While she was in Los Angeles someone ask Kate which movie star she would like to see the most. Her answer was none of them. Bwahahahaha.


19 posted on 07/10/2011 1:02:42 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: eCSMaster
Nice, but where’s Pippa?


20 posted on 07/10/2011 1:03:59 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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