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Kate Middleton steps out in style in stunning gown

Tony Jones

Published 21/10/2014 | 20:47

The Duchess of Cambridge with museum director Michael Dixon at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London. Photo credit: Stefan Wermuth/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge with museum director Michael Dixon at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London. Photo credit: Stefan Wermuth/PA Wire
Duchess of Cambridge and museum director Michael Dixon (L) attend the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London. REUTERS/Arthur Edwards
Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Natural History Museum in London. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
The Duchess of Cambridge with museum director Michael Dixon at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/PA Wire
Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Natural History Museum in London. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
Duchess of Cambridge, presents the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year award to Carlos Perez Naval during the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London. REUTERS/Arthur Edwards

Royal fans were treated to the glamorous side of the Duchess of Cambridge when she stepped out in a stunning outfit.

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Despite still suffering from the effects of a rare form of morning sickness, the pregnant Duchess looked at her best as she arrived at a wildlife photographic awards ceremony being staged at the Natural History Museum in London.

Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Natural History Museum in London. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Natural History Museum in London. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Earlier in the day she had joined her husband William in welcoming Singapore's president Tony Tan Keng Yam at the start of his four-day state visit.

The Duchess spoke of her relief at "getting out of the house" as it was her first public appearance in more than two months.

The Duchess of Cambridge with museum director Michael Dixon at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge with museum director Michael Dixon at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/PA Wire

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But for the evening event she had changed from her earlier formal outfit by Alexander McQueen into a glamorous gown by Jenny Packham.

Duchess of Cambridge, presents the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year award to Carlos Perez Naval during the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London. REUTERS/Arthur Edwards
Duchess of Cambridge, presents the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year award to Carlos Perez Naval during the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London. REUTERS/Arthur Edwards

The powder blue wrap over dress trailed to the floor and had a short skirt underneath that showed off the royal legs.

Kate wore her flowing locks down and the figure-hugging dress showed the merest hint of a baby bump.

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Veteran broadcaster and wildlife documentary-maker Sir David Attenborough joined the Duchess at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 awards ceremony tonight to present prizes to the winners.

Kate is a keen photographer and patron of the Natural History Museum, which is hosting the event it co-owns with BBC Worldwide.

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