Newlyweds William and Kate Middleton looked glamorous at a gala dinner in London marking the tenth anniversary of the child charity, Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), on June 9, their first public engagement as a Royal couple
Not only was the Duchess of Cambridge arrestingly beautiful in a blush pink Jenny Packham dress, but husband William wasn't half bad, wearing a traditional black-and-white tux.
Catherine, 29, seemed relaxed as she graced the entrance to the event, pushing a few strands of her famous mane out of the way and a million cameras could be heard clicking.
The dress, a formal-length affair, suited the style icon perfectly as did her makeup. Eyes were done in soft, smoky colors and her rouge and lips echoed the pastel color of her outfit. Her hair was styled down in romantic waves, going with the flow of the organza gown. Finishing off her outfit was a small pair of earrings, a clutch bag, and her sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring.
The venue for the kids' charitable organization was a specially-made stage in Perks Field, not far from the pair's new city base in Kensington Palace.
Arpad Busson, creator of ARK, expressed his enthusiasm to the media at having Prince William and his wife as the night's honored guests. The royal pair "bridge the generations...We need to get young philanthropists involved with us. They could not have been a better choice."
The palace issued a statement which declared that the princes' foundation and ARK "share a common vision and commitment to transform the lives of disadvantaged children in the UK and around the world."
William and Kate entered the banquet hall to another round of flashbulbs popping and applause from the guests. The two shared a table for twenty-five which included Jemima Khan, designer Tom Ford, Countess von Bismarck, Prince Pavlos, and Princess Marie-Chantal.
The 28-year-old prince gave his first formal presentation post-marriage and started a joint endeavor between the charity he shares with his brother, The Prince William and Prince Harry foundation and ARK, slated to last four years.
"Harry and I find ourselves in a position to be able to help. I really believe that individuals can make a serious difference- whether it's through wealth, through position, or some other advantage. Catherine and I hope to use our philanthropy as a long-term catalyst for meaningful change." After his speech concluded, the audience gave him a standing ovation in response.
The two departed close to ten-thirty p.m, and made everyone's night!
With Kate's look echoing the fairy tale quality of her wedding day, we can't even imagine what she's going to pick for Zara Phillips' (William's cousin) nuptials. Like her mother-in-law, the late Princess Diana, she certainly knows how to keep everyone guessing.