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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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Click the Button! Donate Here!

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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To: skimbell

God help us.


21 posted on 07/10/2011 1:07:03 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: traderrob6

I’m going to have to agree.


22 posted on 07/10/2011 1:10:39 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: Liz
Dinner staff in bowler hats, Union Jack-inspired outfits, and Edwardian-style waistcoats.

The author seems to have missed out on "sentence construction 101."

23 posted on 07/10/2011 1:17:10 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Liz

I really like her. She and William appear to be very much in love as well.


24 posted on 07/10/2011 1:17:45 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Democratic Party - The party of genocide.)
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To: nerdwithagun

For us wimmins it’s a fun distraction from a lot of bad news we can do nothing about.
I may be old, but I am not fat, and I am not ugly, so I say this without any kind of jealousy. It’s so delightful to follow a thread about a young, beautiful, charming Princess who dresses beautifully, and doesn’t have to let it all hang out to be noticed.


25 posted on 07/10/2011 1:18:47 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: proudofthesouth

I’m just so happy for them I could bust!


26 posted on 07/10/2011 1:18:58 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: skimbell

ROFLMRO


27 posted on 07/10/2011 1:22:57 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: skimbell

OMG!!! What a disgusting leech.


28 posted on 07/10/2011 1:31:00 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: LibertarianLiz

J-Lo dress looked like that of a tart! Hollywood women cannot hold a candle to Kate either in looks, or elegance.


29 posted on 07/10/2011 1:31:27 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: WestwardHo

I see your point and I have heard this from other women.


30 posted on 07/10/2011 1:36:30 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: WestwardHo

Absolutely agree!


31 posted on 07/10/2011 1:36:30 PM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: skimbell

That is the goofiest picture ever! LOL!! Reminds me of a picture of little kids who are just learning to “dress” themselves and not succeeding very well. Ha!


32 posted on 07/10/2011 1:38:58 PM PDT by momtothree (c)
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To: nerdwithagun

I know your type. You spend your days glued to the TV, watching “soaps” and then rant about the idiots who who watch that stuff. LOL!


33 posted on 07/10/2011 1:42:11 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: WestwardHo

Did you scroll through the pictures at the link? None of those glitterati even compared to her...they all very cheap and tawdry!


34 posted on 07/10/2011 1:42:38 PM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: Liz
Highlights included a courgette and mint tian with a lemon and pine nut gremolata

I have no idea what any of that is.

am i a complete loser?

don't answer that

35 posted on 07/10/2011 1:44:57 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: skimbell

I may regret asking this, but ... what was the ‘occasion’ for this photo, and who are the others in the pic?


36 posted on 07/10/2011 1:46:35 PM PDT by annie laurie (All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost)
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To: EBH

Ever open the “with and without makeup”
photos at FOX? Cheap and tawdry is as good as it gets.


37 posted on 07/10/2011 1:50:01 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: annie laurie

The one on the right is Mario the chef from the Food Network. I’ll not use any of his recipes again. No clue on the two other guys in the picture.


38 posted on 07/10/2011 2:04:20 PM PDT by animal172 (Does anyone even remember the USA of old?)
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To: WestwardHo

No thanks, I watch the history channel and USA, sometimes FOX news. However, my mom was able to watch Days of our lives in piece when I was very little by convincing me it was a cop show with Patch as the star. :D


39 posted on 07/10/2011 2:14:03 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: Liz
Kate Had a Marilyn Monroe Moment in Canada


40 posted on 07/10/2011 2:15:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: animal172

That is Elton Brown. I don’t care what political views he has, he had a fantastic show called Good Eats on Food Network. Cooking show with goofy skits and characters and going in the specific scientific details of cooking. Very, very, quirky show. He does other hosting gigs currently, American Iron Chef is (was?) one.


41 posted on 07/10/2011 2:17:38 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: beebuster2000

“I have no idea what any of that is...”

Well, if you are an idiot, so am I. I imagine it isn’t as “foo-foo” as it sounds. It is probably relatively simple but made to sound exotic. Probably a triscuit with lemon and nuts on top (LOL!)


42 posted on 07/10/2011 2:23:09 PM PDT by momtothree (c)
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To: Iron Munro
Missed one...

Man, that woman is hot....!

43 posted on 07/10/2011 2:26:44 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: windcliff

¨Uh homina-homina....¨


44 posted on 07/10/2011 2:26:48 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: Iron Munro

No wonder those guys are grinning ear-to-ear!


45 posted on 07/10/2011 2:32:56 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: animal172

Thanks!


46 posted on 07/10/2011 2:34:23 PM PDT by annie laurie (All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost)
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To: skimbell

Rub a dub dub,
Three goofs in a tub,
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker,
The First Lady faker.
Turn them out, knaves all three


47 posted on 07/10/2011 2:36:32 PM PDT by madison10
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To: onedoug

She’s wearing sheer pantyhose. oops.

I won’t ruin the moment...but Mochelle hardly ever wears stockings...so pray for calm winds.


48 posted on 07/10/2011 2:40:31 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: raybbr

At least she has the body to pull even THAT incident off. She is in excellent shape & William should be proud... ;)


49 posted on 07/10/2011 2:40:42 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Steelfish; Liz

I wasn’t commenting on J-Lo’s choice of attire. I figured she would look trashy. I just liked it that she brought her mom.


50 posted on 07/10/2011 2:53:51 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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