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Kate Middleton wears blue gown and diamonds at gala

February 12, 2014 11:45 amViews: 295

If you are looking for an idea for a reception dress.  Check out what Kate Middleton wore to the Portrait Gala.

Kate Middleton wears blue gown by Jenny Packham and diamonds at gala.

Kate Middleton special occasion gown by Jenny Packham.  

London, England. February 11, 2014.  
Kate Middleton attended the National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait Gala in a deep blue Jenny Packham gown.  And she accessorized with a 32-year-old diamond necklace, that was on loan from Queen Elizabeth.

This was the first official 2014 personal appearance for the Duchess of Cambridge.  And her first since the birth of Prince George.

While at the gala Kate made a short speech.  And it was covered by the Daily Mirror in London.

She said in part. “I wanted to say how delighted I am to be here this evening.”   She continued saying, “To celebrate the exceptional work of The National Portrait Gallery.”

“They hold the most extensive collection of portraits in the world.  Their unique exhibitions never fail to inspire.”

Kate Middleton wears blue gown and diamonds at gala.

“But it is more than a world renowned attraction.  The Gallery’s programs makes it one of the leading centers for Portraiture.”

“I simply could not be more proud to be its Patron.  Thank you for being here tonight. And showing your support. I hope that you all have a wonderful evening.”

Founded in 1856 the aim of the gallery is to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media.

Kate Middleton wears blue gown and diamonds at gala. Mustique Island Rocina villa.

Kate Middleton recently returned from a vacation on Mustique. The private island in is known for its secluded sanctuary.

Prince George and her brother James were also with Kate. They stayed in the $1800 a week four-bedroom Rocina villa above. And the villa was staffed with a chef, two housekeepers, and a gardener.

Prince William was attending his agriculture course at Cambridge University at the time.  The family reunited in London on February 3rd.

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