Kate is the belle of the ball in £2,660 Erdem dress


The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton has been sporting some seriously stylish looks of late. But the royal pulled out all for the stops to attend the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala Dinner on Tuesday night.

The 33-year-old wore a showstopping floral print, floor-sweeping gown from British label Erdem. The maroon and midnight blue orchid number featured an exaggerated hem that Kate rocked with aplomb.



The brunette finished off the look with the £450 black satin 'Maud' clutch by Anya Hindmarch and diamond and sapphire pendant earrings that belonged to the late Queen Mother.

She also wore a diamond bracelet that is believed to have been a wedding present from Prince Charles and, of course, her blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring.


Kate appeared to be in great spirits as she joined some of Britain's richest women at the gala, which was held in honour of one of her favoured charities, The Art Room.

The beaming Duchess posed for a photograph with the 20-strong board of 100 Women In Hedge Funds, and later presented the 100WHF 2015 European Leadership Award ‎to Elizabeth Corley, chief executive officer of Allianz Global Investors, for her work mentoring future leaders of the investment banking industry.


Kate is a patron of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds' Philanthropic Initiatives. Each year the non-profit organisation chooses a charity to raise money for and all proceeds from the evening are donated to it, in this case The Art Room.

The Art Room offers art as therapy to children experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties, in order to increase their self-esteem, self-confidence and independence.


Kate's week started on a high when she attended the world premiere of the new James Bond film, Spectre, alongside her husband Prince William and her brother-in-law Prince Harry.

The popular royal looked ravishing for the 007 movie in a light-blue Jenny Packham gown with a sheer back. She completed her look with sparkly earrings and belt and an elegant updo.

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