Kate Middleton Glitters In Jenny Packham At Conservation Awards

The Duchess of Cambridge returned to the red carpet for the very first time since the birth of Prince George in July, for the Tusk Conservation Awards

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge made a glittering return to the red carpet last night for her first official public engagement since the birth of her new son, Prince George.

With her hair blow-dried to perfection, diamond drop earrings and a dreamy floor-length sequinned gown by Jenny Packham, Duchess Kate well and truly stole the spotlight. She teamed her show-stopping gold dress with her favourite strappy gold Jimmy Choo sandals and a huge smile which said she’s missed joining her husband Prince William for royal engagements.

Prince William, who’s a patron for Tusk, attended the exclusive party in Central London to present the conservation award. But he couldn’t leave the party without sharing another selection of heartwarming statements about his nearly two-month-old son, George.

He said: ‘As you might have gathered, Catherine and I have recently become proud parents – of a baby who has a voice to match any lion’s roar!

‘This is actually our first evening out without him, so please excuse us if you see us nervously casting cheeky glances at our mobile phones to check all is well back home.’

So cute. Duchess Kate‘s mum, Carole Middleton, was looking after baby George back at Kensington Palace. But if Duchess Kate seemed nervous at being away from her son, she certainly didn’t show it. Instead, she beamed at Prince William took to the stage to present the evening’s awards and slip in anecdotes about the tiny royal.

He added: ‘Like any new parents, our thoughts inevitably turn to the world that our child will inherit. It is unfathomable to imagine a world in which children who have been born in the past couple of months may grow up in a world in which rhinoceros have ceased to live in the wild.’

This won’t be the last we see of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this month. Kensington Palace announced yesterday that Prince William has officially left the armed forces, to focus on royal duties and charity work with Duchess Kate. He served his last day as a search and rescue pilot with the RAF in Anglesey on Tuesday.

In the next few weeks, the royal brood will officially relocate to Kensington Palace, so expect to see plenty more of the Duke, Duchess and baby Prince George… aren’t they adorable?! Welcome back, Duchess.

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