We are back with a very quick post.
Last night the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the Royal Foundation’s annual autumn dinner. The private function was at Victoria House.
The venue offers a number of options for entertaining, including its ballroom.
We knew the event was taking place, thanks to a tweet by Cepe Smith with the information from the Court Circular.
We did not expect to see any photos from the dinner; historically, none have been released. We are fortunate because Scottish singer-songwriter Tom Walker performed last night and he released photos today via his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
The singer-songwriter with Prince William. Seeing the screens in the background makes me think it’s likely videos or graphics were shown related to the Foundation’s work.
Now for our very speedy look at what Kate wore Thursday night, starting with her ‘Finella’ dress by Preen. Below left, Kate wearing the dress yesterday, and on the right, the first time we saw the Duchess in the dress at a party during the Canada tour.
The piece features an asymmetrical neckline with a fitted, draped bodice and a full skirt with box pleats. It is made of a midweight stretch crepe that is a blend of acetate/polyamide/elastane.
UPDATE Nov 17: With thanks to several of you who left a comment, this is the third time Kate has worn the dress. The always-on-top-of-things-Jane at From Berkshire to Buckingham shares information and photos in this post from the second occasion when the dress was worn last December.
Some readers will remember that the Duchess also owns the frock in black.
The red version is no longer available. There is a pretty teal or turquoise that is available at The Outnet, Net-a-Porter’s discount arm. That turquoise is offered in all sizes except small, and it is $486. The black version is carried at Farfetch, where it is priced at $1455. (I digitally lightened the black dress seen below to better show its details.)
Kate carried the same bag used the first time she wore the dress, her ‘Casa’ clutch by Jenny Packham. UPDATE: With apologies for any confusion, this photo of the handbag was taken during the Poland trip. It is not new or recent. (But it does show the UFO ring Kate first wore on the trip.)