The Duchess of Cambridge has attended an esteemed award ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, looking the picture of understated beauty and grace.
The special ceremony, hosted by the British Fashion Council, took place at the Design Museum where The Duchess was responsible for presenting the coveted Queen Elizabeth II Award to an emerging designer for British Design.
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The Duchess donned a stunning contemporary, green, high-necked bubble dress featuring bowed sleeves and a statement gold double belt pulled in at the waist. Kate topped the fashion masterpiece off with a velvet green clutch, gold textured drop earrings and matching pointed green pumps. According to Nine, the dress was designed by London-based Canadian fashion designer Edeline Lee.
The Duchess wore her long brown hair down and tucked elegantly behind her ears as she wore her usual big bright smile as she presented the special award to emerging British-Guyanese designer and choreographer, Saul Nash, on behalf of the Queen. According to Nine, The Duchess “met with and viewed designs by recipients of the British Fashion Council Foundation’s designer initiatives, designed to provide up-and-coming designers with financial support, showcasing opportunities and mentoring, as they work to build their brands”.
The Duchess also met with a number of high-profile fashion officials from the British Fashion Council including British Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Edward Enninful, where she was pictured smiling and shaking hands with the highly regarded fashion icon. She was then treated to a riveting fashion show from the ceremony’s winner.
In 2018, Queen Elizabeth II presented the award to London fashion and print designer, Richard Quinn, upon the monarch’s first visit to London Fashion Week. Previous royal presenters of The Queen’s award include The Duchess of Cornwall in 2019, Princess Anne in 2020 and Sophie, Countess of Wessex in 2021. Iconic fashion designers Alexander McQueen and Erdem, designers frequently donned by The Duchess, have previously won the esteemed award.
The Duchess recently stunned royal watchers while attending the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 14 in a dazzling sapphire blue wool crepe coat dress with a silk velvet collar ensemble by Catherine Walke.
The mother-of-three put on a truly eye-catching display with her long brown hair styled down for an ever so elegant look. Her makeup was simple, enchanting her natural beauty and making her look as flawless as ever. The Duchess also wore a vibrant blue fascinator and a small clutch bag, as well as coordinating blue heels for the event.