Royal Reception for Team GB at Buckingham Palace


Queen Elizabeth hosted an evening event at a Buckingham Palace to celebrate the British Olympic and Paralympic gold medal winners at the 2012 London Olympics. HRH wanted to show her appreciation to the more than 300 British athletes for their huge success.

Kate flew solo at the reception but seemed at ease as she chatted to all the guests and shared a laugh with the Prime Minister.
Photo credit: WKW
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a black Alice Temperley knee length dress with sheer black detailing around neckline and hem. It featured white embroidered flowers each with a metallic bead  and a bow around the waist.
The look was kept simple by teaming the frock with a small black, suede bow clutch (still unidentified), black Jimmy Choo ‘Cosmic’ suede heels and a dazzling diamond bracelet we’ve seen on several occasions before. Kate wore her hair sleek and straight with a few curls in the ends.

Additional Information on Kate’s Diamond Bracelet

Photo credit: Diana’s Jewels

According to ‘Royal Insight,’ the Duchess of Cambridge was given the diamond bracelet and matching earrings by Prince Charles following her marriage to Prince William in April 2011.

Additional Pictures

Update 11/7/2012

Per Alice Mortali (a friend on FB)Girls Temperley just answered my question about Kate’s dress wore for the GB Team Reception at Buckingham is the message:

Dear Alice,
The dress The Duchess of Cambridge wore to the event was a bespoke make, which is unfortunately not part of a collection and not available in store.
However, thank you for your appreciation.
Temperley London.’


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