| 15.4°C Dublin

Kate Middleton steps out in style in stunning gown

Close

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

October 2014: Kate was radiant in her powder blue (with a slit!) gown by Jenny Packham.

October 2014: Kate was radiant in her powder blue (with a slit!) gown by Jenny Packham.

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

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

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

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 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

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

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.

Close

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

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.

Close

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

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

Kate Middleton returns to the spotlight Close

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets a finalist in the child champion award, Georgia Alvey, from Cotsford Junior school in County Durham at the Place2be Wellbeing in Schools Awards Reception at Kensington Palace

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets a finalist in the child champion award, Georgia Alvey, from Cotsford Junior school in County Durham at the Place2be Wellbeing in Schools Awards Reception at Kensington Palace

November 2014: The Duchess of Cambridge rocks another Jenny Packham dress

November 2014: The Duchess of Cambridge rocks another Jenny Packham dress

The Duchess of Cambridge (left) meeting Bette Midler at the end of the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre

The Duchess of Cambridge (left) meeting Bette Midler at the end of the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the Royal Variety Performance in support of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund, at the Palladium Theatre

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the Royal Variety Performance in support of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund, at the Palladium Theatre

November 2014: Her black lace Diane Von Furstenberg gown was absolutely perfect.

November 2014: Her black lace Diane Von Furstenberg gown was absolutely perfect.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives for The Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives for The Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Pembroke Refinery on November 8, 2014 in Pembroke, Wales (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Pembroke Refinery on November 8, 2014 in Pembroke, Wales (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex  attend the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex attend the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall

November 2014: She covered up her growing bump in this powder blue coat.

November 2014: She covered up her growing bump in this powder blue coat.

William Richards (left) shows the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge the main control room at their visit to the Valero Pembroke Refinery

William Richards (left) shows the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge the main control room at their visit to the Valero Pembroke Refinery

October 2014: Her knit Temperley dress was one of her most daring choices to date.

October 2014: Her knit Temperley dress was one of her most daring choices to date.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Action on Addiction Autumn Gala Evening at L'Anima

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Action on Addiction Autumn Gala Evening at L'Anima

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) is greeted by Chief Executive Nick Barton (L) as she arrives to attends an Autumn Gala Evening in Support of Action on Addiction at L'Anima

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) is greeted by Chief Executive Nick Barton (L) as she arrives to attends an Autumn Gala Evening in Support of Action on Addiction at L'Anima

 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends an Autumn Gala Evening in Support of Action on Addiction at L'Anima

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends an Autumn Gala Evening in Support of Action on Addiction at L'Anima

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Action on Addiction Autumn Gala Evening at L'Anima

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Action on Addiction Autumn Gala Evening at L'Anima

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Action on Addiction Autumn Gala Evening at L'Anima

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Action on Addiction Autumn Gala Evening at L'Anima

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Action on Addiction Autumn Gala Evening at L'Anima

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Action on Addiction Autumn Gala Evening at L'Anima

October 2014: Kate was radiant in her powder blue (with a slit!) gown by Jenny Packham.

October 2014: Kate was radiant in her powder blue (with a slit!) gown by Jenny Packham.

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, 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

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

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greet the president of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary at the Royal Garden Hotel in London

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greet the president of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary at the Royal Garden Hotel in London

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greet the president of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary at the Royal Garden Hotel

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greet the president of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary at the Royal Garden Hotel

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greet the president of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary at the Royal Garden Hotel

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greet the president of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary at the Royal Garden Hotel

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greet the president of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary at the Royal Garden Hotel in London

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greet the president of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife Mary at the Royal Garden Hotel in London

 (L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Mary Tan depart the Royal Garden Hotel

(L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Mary Tan depart the Royal Garden Hotel

 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge departs the Royal Garden Hotel

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge departs the Royal Garden Hotel

(L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Mary Tan depart the Royal Garden Hotel

(L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Mary Tan depart the Royal Garden Hotel

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are seen as they welcome the President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam (not seen) at the Royal Garden Hotel

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are seen as they welcome the President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam (not seen) at the Royal Garden Hotel

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's skirt catches the wind as she is seen ready to welcome the President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam (not seen) at the Royal Garden Hotel

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's skirt catches the wind as she is seen ready to welcome the President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam (not seen) at the Royal Garden Hotel

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are seen as they welcome the President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam (not seen) at the Royal Garden Hotel

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are seen as they welcome the President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam (not seen) at the Royal Garden Hotel

/

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets a finalist in the child champion award, Georgia Alvey, from Cotsford Junior school in County Durham at the Place2be Wellbeing in Schools Awards Reception at Kensington Palace

PHOTOS:

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

Close

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

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.

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.

Video of the Day

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


Most Watched





Privacy