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Kate Brings Back Temperley for Saint Andrews Gala, William Thanks University For “Woman He Loves”

Kate brought back the Temperley ‘Amoret’ gown for tonight’s Saint Andrews gala in London.

The gala was at Middle Temple Hall, held to support the University’s 600th Anniversary Campaign, of which William is Patron.  CNN’s David Wilkinson shared these images on Twitter of Kate and William speaking with guests.

David Wilkinson/CNN

The dress showcases exquisite French lace. Kate accessorized with her poppy this evening.

The dress remains available at Temperley,

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The dress is crafted of sheer lace is also highlighted by the scalloped and eyelash-trimmed plunge front, cuffs and hem, keyhole back, and detachable blush silk slip liner.

There is also a removable satin bow belt and a concealed zip fastening on the back of the dress. This image gives you a better look at the McQueen Box Clutch and a peek at that belt.

We previously saw the Alexander McQueen box clutch for the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant in June, you can see how the skull clasp was removed and replaced by three rhinestones in the photo on the far right.

The Duchess also brought back her black suede Jimmy Choo Cosmic heels.

My Small Obsessions has more on Kate’s poppy here.

The couple’s ties to the University run deep, it is where they first met and where their degrees are from. Many will recall the Duke and Duchess visiting Saint Andrews to officially launch the fundraising effort back in February 2011.

The fundraising effort runs through next year, as of this writing, it looks like more than £32,000,000 has been raised.

(For the February 2011 appearance Kate wore a Luisa Spagnoli dress and jacket, and her Aquatalia Rhumba boots.) One of the first wedding gifts Kate and William received was from the University, a scholarship in their name; applications for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge scholarship just opened November 1st.

During his remarks this evening William shared how he feels about the University, as seen in this Tweet from Richard Palmer of the Express:

Richard Palmer/Daily Express


Many may have heard that Kate was out and about with Pippa yesterday, royal pooch Lupo was also with the ladies for the Burlington Bazaar, held at Mayfair’s upscale Burlington Arcade shopping area.

Ormiston Children & Families Trust

Proceeds from the Christmas Bazaar go to the Ormiston Children and Families Trust, located in East Anglia. Below we see photos of Kate and Lupo (left), Pippa is is seen in the image on the right, our thanks to Thomas Lyte for sharing these on Twitter.

Thomas Lyte Twitter

More from the Ormiston website:

Ormiston Children & Families Trust, along with its president Lady Tollemache and Executive Committee, hosted a Winter shopping bazaar at the Burlington Arcade in Mayfair, London, giving those in and around the capital the chance to shop for some exclusive presents in the run up to Christmas.

There to pick out the finest gifts were none other than Pippa Middleton and sister Kate as well as Princess Beatrice.

You can see professional photos of Kate and Pippa here at PopSugar, or here in the Daily Mail’s story.

Many will have recognized Kate was in the Darwin Jacket from LK Bennett.

LK Bennett ‘Darwin’ Jacket

She was initially seen wearing it in December of last year and it quickly sold put, LK Bennett then decided to reissue the piece. Many think Kate was also wearing the Zipkin Boot by Stuart Weitzman,

A few other tidbits of interest:

  • The East Anglia Children’s Hospice, of which Kate is Patron, has crafted a lovely music video incorporating photos with the words from a letter Kate sent the group, click here to watch the video on YouTube.

    EACH East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices

  • A reminder that William and Kate will join HM and other royals at Sunday’s Remembrance Day event.


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The Way We Were

Monday 12th of November 2012

I still don't like the dress. it still looks like some old curtains. BUT I am happy for the couple being together and happy with each other. :)


Sunday 11th of November 2012

I like this Temperley gown, so I'm glad to see it again. The poppy is a lovely touch of color.

I don't like the McQueen bag with this gown though. It's too bright a red and too modern-looking. For me, there's a clash in tone with the lace. The darker red of the poppy looks better against the black.

Yes, it's her hair and she should wear it as she pleases, etc., but an updo or half-updo would have been an improvement here. I wish she would consider the neckline more often.


Sunday 11th of November 2012

Being November I am sure it must have been cold that day. Wonder how the Duchess can manage the cold with the lacy sleeves? Can someone enlighten? Or does she just brave the cold for a few minutes before entering the well-heated hall?


Saturday 10th of November 2012

She looks great as usual and expected fromher, but her hair needs something. It looks too much, she has hair all over her shoulders... A trim and a chic do would look really nice. A do does not have to be old fashioned and aging after all...


Friday 9th of November 2012

Her gown is exquisite!

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