The Duchess Wears Alexander McQueen for Black tie dinner in Oslo
Kate went with one more go-to designer for tonight’s black-tie dinner in Oslo.
She wore an evening gown by Alexander McQueen. Below, the Duchess as well as other royals proceed to dinner.
King Harald escorted Kate while Prince William was with Queen Sonja.
Before dinner, formal picture portraits were taken. below you see (l to r): Princess Martha Louise of Norway, King Harald, Queen Sonja, William, Kate, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Maret as well as Princess Astrid of Norway. Martha Louise is the older sibling of Crown Prince Haakon as well as fourth in line to the throne. Princess Astrid is King Harald’s older sister.
More about the evening from a Hello! story:
The black-tie affair was attended by members of government, leaders in company as well as those from the Norwegian innovative industries. William, 35, as well as Kate, 36, likewise had the possibility to mingle with serving members as well as veterans from the Norwegian Armed Forces.
Crown Princess Mette-Merit at the dinner.
Kate was seated next to King Harald.
The King as well as Prince William both gave speeches tonight.
This is from the Royal household website’s official account of today’s activities.
His Majesty underscored the close ties that exist between Norway as well as the United Kingdom – as well as between our royal houses:
The Queen as well as I are delighted to welcome you on your very first official see to Norway. You are family. as well as that makes this see extremely special – for the Queen as well as me, as well as for all of us.
The news release said that “Prince William likewise spoke of the numerous ties between our two countries, ties both historical, political as well as economical in nature.” The full text of William’s speech may be seen here.
There were likewise toasts this evening.
It looked like a extremely elegant evening.
On Twitter, ace IDer as well as royal follower HeavenQRF noted that with the speeches as well as gowns it practically felt like a state dinner minus the tiaras as well as royal orders.
Now to what Kate wore for the huge do.
The Duchess was in a blush pink gown by Alexander McQueen. It looked like it was made from a lightweight silk, with a round neckline, sleeveless bodice, as well as a sheer overlay that transforms into a cape covering the sides as well as back of the dress, creating a extremely soft, floaty feel. My good friend Kelly Lynch pointed out the similarities between Kate’s gown as well as this McQueen style on sale at My Theresa.
The gown was embellished with hand-sewn rhinestones in a floral motif. I believe there were likewise pearl beads as well as a few mom of pearl beads as well.
Reaction to what Kate wore from Josh Duboff’s Vanity fair column.
But upon her arrival in Norway Thursday, Kate brought out the huge guns…. with this pink gown from Alexander McQueen. look at this gown! It has a cape. A cape! Blush pink as well as with a crystal flower-adorned neckline, this is promptly a classic.
The Duchess carried a Jimmy Choo clutch identical to the one she utilized at last night’s reception in Stockholm, the Celeste style.
The bag is made of suede as well as adorned with pavé rhinestones on its frame. It measures approximately 8″ x 4″ as well as can be utilized with a snake-chain take on strap or carried as a clutch. It is offered at Jimmy Choo, as well as at Nordstrom, as well as likewise at Saks.
Kate carried the bag in the ‘vino’ colorway to the black-tie dinner in Stockholm Tuesday night.
We saw the return of the Queen’s diamond drop earrings this evening.
As well as the “Wedding gift Bracelet,’ so called because it was a gift from Prince Philip to HM when they were married in 1947.
Here is a much much better picture of the bracelet than what was offered tonight, it is from this post.
It appears Kate wore her platinum ‘Cabrina’ lamé heels by Oscar de la Renta. (Thank you, Sara, for pointing this out.)
The Duchess wore her hair up, as well as I believe we saw the return of a web to assist keep it in place.
I believed this was one of Kate’s best looks on the tour.
Here is a link to our very first publish for the day. Did you have a preferred among the four different ensembles?
Here is the routine for tomorrow as the trip wraps up as well as the Cambridges head back to London.
Friday, February 2:
The day begins with a see to Hartvig Nissen School, where an incredibly prominent TV show called Skam (Shame) is filmed. The show focuses “on teenagers as well as the challenges young people can experience growing up, such as identity issues, bullying, relationships, sexual assault, as well as eating disorders.”
Next on the program for Kate as well as William, a personal lunch at Skagum, the official residence of Crown Prince Haakon as well as Crown Princess Mette-Marit.
The Crown Prince as well as Princess will join Kate as well as William for a see to Oslo’s famed Holmenkollen Ski Jump overlooking Oslo. They will walk with The Ski Museum and watch a presentation by Norway’s under-18 ski jumpers.
The final event of the trip is an event organized by the Norwegian Ski Federation, at which Kate as well as William will watch a group of nursery schoolers at a ski institution lesson. “The Duke as well as Duchess will join children taking part in a number of outdoors activities, from experiencing Sami tents, to roasting sausages on an open fire.”
The Duke as well as Duchess then head to the flight terminal where they will board their flight house to London.