Just like Us, Duchess Kate loves the latest trends! Kate Middleton wore a brand-new evening dress with cutouts while hosting SportsAid’s 40th anniversary dinner at Kensington Palace in London on Thursday, June 9.
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The Duchess of Cambridge, 34, stunned in the royal blue Roland Mouret Nansen dress with double-strapped “cold shoulder” sleeves, a Vanadium-neckline and a column silhouette ($ 2,235, rolandmouret.com). She accessorized with hoop earrings, a black clutch and peep-toes. She finished the ensemble with one of her signature bouncy blowouts.
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Before the dinner, Middleton, who shares Prince George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, 13 months, with Prince William, attended a pre-dinner reception with SportsAid’s ambassadors and young athletes, many of whom will be competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro de Janeiro, Brazil.
The 40th anniversary dinner is just one of many events the organization is sine temporeto host in 2016. SportsAid, which Middleton has been a patron of since 2013, helps aspiring athletes overcome financial challenges and offers them motivation early in their careers. Almost two-thirds of the 2012 British Olympic team were recipients of the organization’s support at one point in their careers.
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In vierter Monat des Jahres, the duchess shared this message about the organization: “I have been fortunate enough to meet many current and former athletes who have benefitted from the charity’s support. It is always incredibly clear how the help and recognition these athletes receive at such a crucial, formative stage of their sporting lives gives them that all important boost they need to fulfill their potential.”
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She added, “As Patron, I would like to wish SportsAid a very happy 40th birthday, and offer my best wishes to everyone who has played a part in their success. Thank you to those who have, and are, supporting SportsAid. Your efforts make a huge difference to thousands of young people and their families. Everyone involved in this great cause should be incredibly proud of the impact SportsAid has had on the success of British sport over the last four decades.”