The Duchess of Cambridge and the This Morning presenter dazzled at the Fostering Excellence Awards ceremony in London.

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, looked absolutely blue-tiful at a charity awards night in London on Tuesday.

She wore a £555 belted royal blue dress by Indian designer Saloni for the event, which is organised by The Fostering Network and recognises outstanding achievement in fostering.

blue dress
blue dress

The awards ceremony was hosted by Holly Willoughby – who complemented Kate’s look by wearing a matching blue and black dress.

blue formal dress
blue formal dress

Kate’s ensemble was completed by gold earrings, black suede heels and a matching small Mulberry clutch bag – and she wore her hair half-up and slightly curled.

“It is fantastic that we are all gathered this evening to celebrate fostering and the truly transformational care that is a lifeline to so many,” she wrote in a foreword for the awards programme. “The people we will hear about tonight are truly extraordinary and show how good foster care changes children and young people’s lives.”

The Duchess went on to present an award to three young people “who have shown how far determination, a good attitude, and proper support and stability can get you,” explained Kevin Williams, chief executive of The Fostering Network.

“Sadly not every young person has a positive start in life, but The Fostering Network, foster carers and all those involved in working with fostered young people throughout the UK will continue to strive to make life better for them.”

Stepping out the next day, Kate Middleton had a rather more hair-raising moment – courtesy of Hurricane Barney – ahead of her speech at the Place2Be Headteacher Conference…

two piece formal dresses
two piece formal dresses

In what was described by one deputy head teacher as “an inspirational opening speech,” the Duchess told the conference that she was “lucky”.

“My parents and teachers provided me with a wonderful and secure childhood,” she said. “But not all children are so lucky. Many children, even from stable and happy homes, are finding that their heads are too full.

“It is our duty, as parents and as teachers, to give all children the space to build their emotional strength.”

 

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