The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a gala dinner this evening in honour of one of Kate's patronages, East Anglia’s Children's Hospices (EACH).
The black-tie charity event was hosted by the royal couple’s friends (and neighbors) David & Sarah Cholmondeley, the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, at their lavish mansion, Houghton Hall in Norfolk.
You may recall that the Cambridges' were pictured at their friends’ estate on a family outing during an afternoon of horse trials in May.
The 90 invited guests were treated to live music during the champagne reception and a sumptuous five-course meal prepared by Michelin-star chefs.
The exclusive gala, titled “A Taste of Norfolk,” was held in celebration of the charity’s recent appeal to raise funds for a new hospice, The Nook.
To the delight of Kate fans all over the world, she re-wore her glittering pink Jenny Packham sequin gown this evening.
It is my all-time favorite gown and I have longed to see her wear it again since its debut at the ARK Gala dinner on 9th June 2011.
The dress is from Jenny Packham's Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection and features pearlescent rose Swarovski crystals on a mesh overlay. The gown is fully lined with a mesh spaghetti-strap dress. It retailed for over US$5000.
This evening, Kate accessorized in much the same way she did when she first wore the gown. The Duchess carried her Prada satin logo clutch and on her feet were the LK Bennett 'Agata' bow strap sandals in pink suede.
This season, LK Bennett reissued their popular 'Agata' style designed with a lower heel and modified bow. They are available in marshmallow pink leather, navy suede and black suede.
You can also find them at SAKS:
Kate wore her hair in a beautiful chignon which showed off her dazzling diamond chandelier earrings on loan from The Queen.
She also loaned the Queen Mary Chain-Link bracelet.
It was originally a choker that belonged to Mary of Teck, Queen Consort of George V. It was later converted to a bracelet by the late Queen Mother.
One more photo of Kate in the diffused light of the sunset over Houghton Hall.
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Wed, Feb 21:
Kate and William will visit Sunderland, in northeast England. They will officially open the Fire House, a new music and arts hub, where they will see music and dance performances from groups using the new facility. The Duke and Duchess will also visit the Northern Spire bridge over the River Wear, slated to open in the spring.
Tue, Feb 27:
Kate will visit St. Thomas’ Hospital to launch the Nursing Now campaign, created to raise the profile of nursing worldwide. She will visit a specialist ward, take part in a roundtable discussion and deliver a speech to mark the launch of the Nursing Now campaign. Later, Kate will visit the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to learn more about the ways to reduce newborn and maternal mortality rates around the world.
Wed, Feb 28:
In her role as Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Kate will view the exhibition ‘Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography.‘
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