The Duchess Dazzles in Temperley as She Meets Sports Stars of the Future

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Last night, Kate met some of Britain’s most promising Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls at the SportsAid fundraising dinner in London.

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The glittering ball, sponsored by Tiffany & Co and Laurent-Perrier champagne, was held at swanky pop-up venue Supernova in Embankment Gardens.

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The event raised money to help fund Britain’s next generation of elite athletes aiming to emulate the success of Team GB at London 2012.

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The Duchess was greeted by a group of athletes at the door before settling down for a three-course meal that included chicken and cranberry Wellington, slow-cooked shoulder of lamb, and a chocolate pudding.


After dinner, Kate presented the One-to-Watch Award for the most impressive up-and-coming young athlete to Amber Hill, 16, who already competes with the senior British shooting team and is ranked fifth in the world.

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The Duchess walked down the red carpet in a black, intricate laser-cut design cocktail dress with a nude under slip. The ‘Templeton’ dress is by Temperley London and from the designers 2012 autumn/winter collection. It retailed for £995 and was then marked down to £398. It sold out within minutes.

The knee length frock was inspired by Renaissance stained glass and featured three quarter length sleeves and a black bodice with nipped in waist.

Additional Info:
Made of a taffeta style fabric
Plain body with a detailed neck yoke
Sleeve and skirt finished with a feminine scallop
Demure and slightly Audrey Hepburn in feel.
It has a nipped in waist
 Slightly exaggerated shoulder
Full skirt
Available in solid black or with a contrast lining that accentuates the laser cut design
Fabric Composition: 100% Polyester Lining: 94% Silk, 6% Elastane
True to size.
Standard dress length, hem on knee

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Kate finished her look with black suede, five-inch ‘Cosmic’ pumps (£450) by Jimmy Choo, her red Alexander McQueen bow clutch (last seen at the Thames for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations), and her sparkling diamond bracelet.

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The Duchess appeared to have had her hair darkened and trimmed in preparation for the event as well as an inch or so cut from the length.

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