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Dazzling Duchess: Kate makes a radiant return to the red carpet

The Duchess of Cambridge made a radiant return to royal duties on Thursday evening as she and Prince William attended the Tusk Trust Awards in London.

Kate looked stunning in a Jenny Packham floor length glittery dress, with her brunette locks curled over her shoulders, as the couple arrived on the red carpet at The Royal Society.


Kate made her first appearance just seven weeks since giving birth to Prince George. Photo: Twitter/ @Geoginaitv

The beautiful Jenny Packham gown, which is already sold out, was described as having an “all over sequin embellishment” with a “figure-hugging silhouette.”

Kate complimented her dazzling gown with sparkling stiletto heels that she first debuted in September 2011 when she and William attended the Bafta Gala in Los Angeles.

A similar version to Kate’s dress is available on Jenny Packham’s line for Debenhams at £225.

The new mum has long championed the British designer and chose a bespoke polka-dot dress for her first post-birth appearance when she and William left the Lindo Wing on July 23.

The event is Kate’s first official event since giving birth to Prince George in July, and the Duchess looked relaxed and confident as she arrived.


Kate looked stunning as she made a return to royal duties this evening. Photo: Twitter/@DWilkinsonCNN

The couple’s appearance at the Tusk Trust Awards comes after it was announced William is to leave the armed forces to concentrate on royal duties with wife Kate.

The Duke of Cambridge, who is second-in-line for the throne, will leave behind his seven year career in the armed forces to support his grandmother The Queen, 87, and will carry out a programme of engagements with Kate.

The new parents are set to travel abroad early next year to Australia and New Zealand and are tipped to take Prince George with them.

William and Kate will move into their official London residence Kensington Palace “within weeks” as renovations are completed and the Duke’s time in Anglesey has finished.

The Palace will be the couple’s official London home as a married couple. During William’s tour of duty in Anglesey the newlyweds lived in a cottage near to the Prince’s RAF base.

  • Julaine

    Second sentence. You meant shoulders, not showers. Spellcheck and autocorrect are wonderful tools but not if they replace the word you meant to write with a close approximation.

  • Julaine

    Also. The Kensington apartment is not their second home. The have already been splitting their time between the rental property in Wales and the small two bedroom cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace. That makes the 21 room Apartment 1A (the former home of Princess Margaret) their third marital residence.

  • Bella

    She really needs to do more with her hair. I’m sure her husband can recognise her with her hair up, instead of it being in her face all the time. I’d rather see her face than her sweeping her hair out of her face all the time.

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