Jumat, 25 Oktober 2013
Kate Middleton Dazzles at Charity Gala
The evening the Duchess of Cambridge, Patron, 100 Women in Hedge Funds Philanthropic Initiatives, attended a reception and gala dinner to benefit Action on Addiction at the State Apartments in Kensington Palace.
A day after her son's christening, Duchess Kate returned to her charity work today, attending a reception and gala in aid of Action on Addiction in the Kensington Palace State Apartments. The Duchess of Cambridge is a patron of 100 Women in Hedge Funds Philanthropic Initiatives, which raises money for good causes. One of Kate's causes is fighting substance addiction. She appeared at a reception and dinner, and was to present an award, the 100 Women in Hedge Funds' 2013 European Industry Leadership Award. She was slim in a floor-length off-the-shoulder ink-blue silk tulle gown with a V-neckline and a black velvet belt by Jenny Packham, one of her favorite British designers.
The gala followed the christening of 3-month-old Prince George, baptized in the Chapel Royal of St. James's Palace in an intimate family ceremony that received worldwide coverage despite taking place away from the cameras. Sky News and the BBC royals correspondents reported that she commented on George's good behavior during the christening. "Kate on George at christening: He was such a good boy actually, we're very lucky - he's not always like that ... but â?¦ the people there, lots of action going on, it's slightly distracting," tweeted BBC's Peter Hunt. The pictures taken of the baby when the family arrived at the chapel showed him looking happy, or at least not crying, in father Prince William's arms. When they greeted Queen Elizabeth II, William jiggled the baby's arm a bit to make it seem as if he were waving at his great-grandmother.
This evening, at 10 p.m. London time, the palace released the historic picture, taken after the service Wednesday, of the queen with the three generations of her heirs, the first such picture since 1894. The Kensington Palace State Apartments are the formal Georgian-era state rooms in the palace where Kate and Prince William have recently moved into their newly renovated residence, the 21-room Apartment 1A. The state rooms, including the Presence Chamber, the King's Drawing Room and the Cupola Room, are run by the charity Historic Royal Palaces and are expected to be used for other charity receptions hosted by the royal couple in coming years.
Next month, they are expected to host a winter wonderland-themed party inspired by the ice palace in the film Dr. Zhivago, to raise money for Centrepoint, the charity for the homeless that William has taken on since the death of his mother, Princess Diana, who was its patron.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron, 100 Women in Hedge Funds Philanthropic Initiatives, attended a reception and gala dinner to beneift Action on Addiction at the State Apartments in Kensington Palace.