Tuesday, 6 December 2011

The Duchess dazzles at Gary Barlow concert

William and Kate joined Princes Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall for their first joint engagement at the Royal Albert Hall to see X factor judge Gary Barlow perform. For Kate this concert was a little extra special. The Duchess has been a huge fan of Take That (Gary Barlow's band) for years. When Take That performed at Diana's memorial concert she was photographed singing along to their biggest hit 'Back for good'. The event was certainly a family affair with Camilla's daughter Laura Lopes and daughter in law Sarah Buys in attendance. You can watch the video Here.


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As the Cambridge's were seated Gary Barlow said 'I hope you enjoy tonight and I hope it' not too loud' to which William replied 'the louder the better'. According to people Kate was singing along but seemed uncertain as to whether or not it was appropriate :)


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The Royals walked the red carpet which was surrounded by journalists and photographers who had waited for hours to get the perfect photo of Kate. Photographer Mark Stewart tweeted that one journalist had waited since 6.30 a.m. and the interest reminded him of the 'Diana Days'. Proving that Kate has revitalised interest in the monarchy. A look at the press waiting for the royals to arrive. (With thanks to @theroyaleditor)



The show is the second of two performances in aid of The Princes Trust and the Princes Foundation of which Kate is a patron. Funds raised will go towards helping disadvantaged young people. To find out more about the trust or donate please Click Here. Gary Barlow has been incredibly excited about the concert and of course performing for the Royals.

Kate looked absolutely beautiful in a short black and nude Zara Lace Tulip Dress which is selling for £70. (With thanks to @MrsRegalEyes) I cannot tell you how much I love this dress on Kate, The shorter length really suits her slender figure. Again we see Kate favouring lace, It looks amazing on her.






Other pieces at Zara with a similar print.




Kate also wore a black Ralph Lauren jacket. If it looks familiar it's because she first wore it the day after the royal wedding with a blue Zara dress.


Duchess Kate accessorised with her charm bracelet, Kiki McDonough Grace earrings a black belt, her black velvet clutch and black suede pumps. This looks is reminiscent of Kate's style pre engagement and quite a departure from her latest looks. We often forget she is only 29 and it's wonderful to see her in a youthful look.

Sources (Photos via Daily Mail twitter, daylife)

28 comments:

  1. Wowsa! This time you found lots of great pics!

    Love that first one of her!

    If you find a better pic of that clutch, or it's identified, I'd love to see it! :D

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  2. I have a feeling she is gaining weight, and I think she looks even more amazing!!! Love the dress! Thanks for such a fast post of the event!!

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  3. Thank you so much Jane, As soon as photos emerge I do a brief post then add to it with info on her outfit and more photos, still not finished :)

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  4. Bekah - I will look for the clutch as soon as I'm finished the post :)

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  5. Great post and I have to agree with Jane it does look as if she is gaining weight which isn't a bad thing! The dress was a good choice as usual! Thanks for being so quick :)

    p.s.surely back to good isn't Take Thats biggest hit?

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  6. It seems to be their most loved although they have had some great hits in the last few years :)

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  7. weliveforbaseball6 December 2011 at 22:24

    This choice is a million times better than the green frock...

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  8. weliveforbaseball6 December 2011 at 22:27

    after looking at the jewelry, I think she has her kiki white topaz earrings and her gold charm bracelet on..

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  9. Okay, so the more I see of that clutch, the more I want it! lol

    And thanks!

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  10. They are indeed weliveforbaseball will update the post shortly :)

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  11. she is radiant!! i don't care where she gets her clothes, i just wanna know how i can get my skin to glow like hers!!

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  12. ooo she looks fab!! love it !!

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  13. She looks amazing Steph :)

    Bonnieux - I know Kate was spotted buying Niva moisturisers....

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  14. Does anyone know what black tights Kate wears? I know she wears the John Lewis barely there no slips when she's wearing nude tights but I just love her black ones. They aren't totally opaque /matte. They're a little glossy but not too sheer. Sigh, always striking the perfect balance!

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  15. Hi Stacy,

    Those tights have not been discovered yet but I will look into it and get back to you if I find out.

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  16. Personally, I didn't think the dress was very flattering. She looked quite "broad" across the hip area. The camera angle wasn't so great on some of the photos though.

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  17. She looks amazing in this dress: I love it! her hair are so beautiful and healthy and I'm happy to see finally a younger look. ^_^ Thank s for the lovely post.
    Alice
    PS:I'll go to Zara today to try the dress;-)

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  18. Love, love the dress! And is it just me, or is her hair getting longer and looking especially radiant? Thanks for sharing! <3

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  19. One of my favorite outfits! Thanks for the pictures. :-)

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  20. God, she looks stunning! I'm a huge fan of hers!
    Thanks for this post; the pictures are incredible! Could you tell us, please, what are our chances to see her again in the next days?
    Thank you!

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  21. Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

    Alice - Would love to know what you think of the dress if you try it on!

    Alyssia - Her hair is simply stunning, I'm sure James Pryce styled it last night. I sincerely hope she never cuts her hair :)

    Ana .B. - As of right now Kate's next engagement has not been announced, having said that there is always a chance we will see candid's or she will attend an engagement at very short notice. I have a feeling we will be seeing new photos sooner than we think....

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  22. I am absolutely stunned at this outfit. Black and white patterns have always been my absolute favorite and this one is just so simple and classic. The length of this dress is classy but cute and youthful, and Kate always does a good job at choosing lengths for her events. I love the jacket its so simple but is so dressy and of course as shown, is very versatile! LOVE!!

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  23. Kylie - Your comment completely sums up my feelings about the outfit. Adore it, really hope to see her wearing this one again!

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  24. could her hosiery be american apparel ? ( probably not, she probably wears designer stockings or something)

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  25. I have been researching this a little and no absolute answer has been revealed yet. Knowing Kate I expect she purchased them in somewhere like John Lewis. (Where she buys her nude hoisery)

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  26. She looks lovely, apparently it was a cold evening in London, she must of felt the chill a bit.

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  27. Hi. I absolutely love this site. Kate is an absolutely gorgeous girl.Her style is elegant and sophisticated,and she always has it together. I must say, however, that her choice for this outing is not as flattering as usual. The dress itself is darling, but I believe the belt and jacket take away from the dress rather than add to it.

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  28. Laura - Thank you for visiting the blog and taking the time to comment, I agree Kate is super elegant, I just heard Madonna is a massive fan of hers :)

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