Last night, William & Kate attended a 600th anniversary fundraising dinner for St Andrews University, held at Middle Temple.
The event was held to kick start a fundraising appeal to offer bursaries to students who otherwise could not afford to study at St Andrews university. The evening held special importance to couple, as the college was where the pair met in 2001 and, subsequently, fell in love.
The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a sexy black and nude full length, lace dress by designer Alice Temperley that she previously wore to the premiere of War Horse in January this year.
The ‘Amoret’ lace gown (£2,900) was available at net-a-porter.com but is sold out.
The details are as follows:
‘•Black sheer lace
•Scalloped and eyelash-trimmed plunge front, cuffs and hem, hook-fastening black silk belt, keyhole back, detachable blush silk slip to line
•Button and concealed zip fastening along back
•48% viscose, 35% cotton, 17% nylon; lining: 100% silk
Pinned onto Kate’s dress was a red crystal poppy given to her by the Royal British Legion. It’s the large crystal ‘Buckley’ Brooch (£25).
Matching, her brooch, the Duchess carried a red bespoke Alexander McQueen clutch.
Kate recycled her black, suede Jimmy Choo ‘Cosmic’ pumps.
Completing her outfit, the Duchess wore her Annoushka Classic Baroque Pearl Earring Drops (£295).
Kate stuck to her favourite immaculately coffered ‘do for the evening event, leaving her luscious locks long, loose and beautifully blow dried. A sweep of black eyeliner, a nude lip and a pair of pretty pearl earrings finished off her evening look.
As I mentioned above, William and Kate met at St. Andrews University. They had a number of art history and anthropology classes together in their first year, and lived close by in the same residence halls.
The story plays out when the prince suddenly realises the girl of his dreams had been in front of his nose the whole time. In March 2002 he saw Kate strut down the catwalk at a charity fashion show in a see-through dress and stutter: ‘Wow, Kate’s hot.’
The see through dress she wore sold at auction last year for a staggering £65,000.
The pair shared a house for the rest of their time at university and, somewhere along the way, friendship blossomed into romance…..and then into the history books.