Kate Middleton or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as she is now known may have been upstaged by her sister Pippa on her wedding day but she held her own when she met Michelle Obama for her first official engagement as a married woman.
Since her marriage to Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge has really proved her fashion credentials – going from jeans and pashmina wearing St Andrews university student to a style setting modern woman.
The elegant, beige dress that she chose to welcome the Obamas to Buckingham Palace fitted her perfectly and she kept the look understated with classic black shoes and a cute. We bet Michelle Obama asked her where she got it from!
Very can reveal that Prince William and Kate are now gearing up to make their first night-time party appearance since returning from their honeymoon in the Seychelles following their wedding at Westminster Abbey on the 29th of April.
William is patron of the Ark charity – Aboslute Return For Kids – and is due to be the guest speaker at the charity’s annual fundraising dinner. He’s expected to stay the entire evening with Kate, when there will be music and entertainment including an intimate gig by Mark Ronson and The Business International. Guests at previous Ark events have included Elle Macpherson, Dita Von Teese, Kate Moss, Tracey Emin, Simon Cowell, Elizabeth Hurley and Uma Thurman – it attracts a stellar A’list crowd.
No doubt the royals with both have something fabulous to wear to the glitzy party, with Kate likely to slip into an elegant maxi dress for the formal affair. Her sister Pippa is not invited so there’s no way she can be upstaged again.
If you like Kate’s fashion, then you can find something similar to the sophisticated Obama welcome dress at Very. Check out the gorgeous South linen pencil dress
The Savoir structured linen dress is also very similar and covers your upper arms so it’s really flattering all over
Or the Savoir embroidered dress has a gorgeous shape, pulling you in at the waist and falling to a flattering knee-length, but the embroidered neckline and hem gives it a fresh, feminine touch
Choose accessories like Kate’s, starting with a black diamante clutch bag
Finish with some practical but pretty South Jacques almond toe court shoes
It’s great to have someone well-dressed and fun join the royal family – Prince William is a lucky man.