The Duchess of Cambridge debuted her most daring look yet this week at a private engagement in London. Kate wowed onlookers in a show-stopping floor-length cream gown, daringly split to the thigh. As she exited her car with Prince William by her side, and walked the red carpet, the 30-year-old gave glimpses of her right leg – à la Angelina Jolie on Oscar night.
The gorgeous gown was believed to be by Roland Mouret, while the Duchess' crystal-studded shoes - that showed off her crimson-painted toenails - were Jimmy Choo Vamp sandals. She finished the look with crystal and silver earrings by the London-based label Beaut and a sparkling clutch. Kate and her husband were attending a meeting of the Thirty Club – which is made up of some of the most powerful people in advertising and the media – at Claridge's hotel in Mayfair.
William was a guest speaker at the dinner – following in the footsteps of Princess Anne and the Duke of Edinburgh. A St James' Palace spokesperson said: "The Duke has been invited for around nine years now and thought that it was right to accept the invitation this year because of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee."It also seemed rather apt as it's his 30th birthday next month. "Other senior members of the royal family also suggested that it was an interesting event to attend."
There was no information given about the subject matter of William's speech. The spokesman declined to give details, citing the private nature of the engagement. The Thirty Club was named after its 30 founding members. It still has 30 core members, but has expanded its number to include associate members. Apparently, there is a great significance placed on table plans at the dinner – with the most influential members being placed at the top table or close by.