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On the evening of Tuesday 7th November, the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for a rare appearance to attend a charity gala at Kensington Palace.
Since announcing that she is pregnant with hers and Prince William’s third child, Catherine has rarely been seen out and about, as she’s been suffering from the severe morning sickness condition, Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
But the royal managed to put her discomfort to one side for the evening, as she came together with families to attend the gala in honour of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, one of her patronages.
The Duchess left Prince George and Princess Charlotte for the night in their nearby family home, Apartment 1a, for the event at the Orangery. But she wasn’t too far away, as the venue is just a stone’s throw from their home.
Whilst at the event, Catherine met with families who had benefited from the centre.
Whilst the Duchess may still be suffering from the effects of her pregnancy, she certainly didn’t let fans down in the sartorial stakes, wearing a stunning, floor-length black lace gown, by designer Diane Von Furstenburg.
Catherine also displayed a tiny hint of her growing baby bump in the form-fitting dress, with many royal watchers guessing that she is now around three months pregnant, as she is due sometime in April.
However, eagle-eyed fans will spot that it’s not the first time Catherine has chosen the dress for a royal engagement. In fact, she originally wore the design back in 2014, when she was just 16 weeks pregnant with Princess Charlotte.
And it seems that the Duchess isn’t the only one who is a fan of this lace dress by Diane Von Furstenburg. Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Meghan Markle, once wore a shorter, blue version of the dress to an event in Los Angeles in 2012.
However, Meghan has since voiced her opinion that it perhaps wasn’t one of her best looks to date, telling Glamour it was trying a little “too hard” for her.
“I was going to this event and there was this DVF lace dress with a zipper up the back, and it was so fitted, and had tea length sleeves…
“I bought one in navy and black. It was too tight, and too short, and my hair was too polished, and everything about it was trying too hard.”
Luckily, Catherine’s pick has gone down much better than Meghan’s did!