The Duchess Wears her First Maternity Outfit as she Attends a Champagne Reception at The National Portrait Gallery

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Last night, Kate was the guest of honor at a champagne reception to celebrate The Art Room’s 11th anniversary and launch a new fundraising campaign. The event was held at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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The Duchess became a patron of the charity last January. The Art Room helps school children – largely in deprived areas – aged five to 16 boost their self-esteem. self-confidence and independence through art.

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Inside the National Portrait Gallery, Kate watched a brief video about the charity before making her second speech of the week to an audience of 250 artists, schoolchildren and supporters of The Art Room.
 
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The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a bespoke, powder blue 50s style Emilia Wickstead cocktail dress and had a very definite baby bump.
 
 
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Kate completed her outfit with nude tights, her grey suede Rupert Sanderson ‘Malone’ Pumps (£375) and her UFO drop earrings. She had her hair curled and swept partly back from her face.

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Update 4/26/2013
 
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Some additional details have come out about Kate’s dress per People Magazine.
 
The pale blue silk blend, full skirted summer dress was a custom creation based on a dress in the current spring/summer collection from Emilia Wickstead.
 
The original is called the CZ dress, and it comes from a collection inspired by Truman Capote’s “society swans” – one of whom was CZ Guest. Although now sold out, it originally sold for $1500, but the bespoke version costs an extra $300, so Kate would have spent around $1,800. 
  

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