Kate Middleton was radiant in a dress by Emilia Wickstead as she arrived at the National Portrait Gallery for an evening event
Kate Middleton showed off her pregnancy glow – and burgeoning baby bump – during a visit to the National Portrait Gallery last night, looking happy, healthy and radiant as she celebrated the work of The Art Room.
The Duchess of Cambridge attended the event in her role of patron of the charity, and even took to the stage to make a speech during the evening.
Proving her pregnancy style credentials once again, Kate Middleton showed off her burgeoning baby bump in a custom-made powder blue cocktail dress, by Emilia Wickstead.
A firm favourite with the Duchess, Kate has worn dresses by the British design darling on several occasions.
Grey suede Rupert Sanderson Malone heels and her trademark, half-up, half down hairstyle completed Kate Middleton’s demure look.
During the evening, which celebrated the The Art Room’s 11th birthday and the launch of their Pledge for the Future appeal, Kate mingled with guests, before taking to the stage to give a speech.
Looking more comfortable and confident on stage than ever before, Kate said: ‘I am a firm believer in the power of art to make a difference and The Art Room is doing that on a daily basis.
‘We all stand here tonight to celebrate this wonderful work. I hope that you will join me in congratulating The Art Room and their supporters on these extraordinary achievements.’
She continued: ‘As patron of The Art Room, I feel immense pride to see the amazing work that they are doing but I also feel hugely excited to look to a future with more Art Rooms, where many more challenging and vulnerable children will be helped.’
During the evening, Kate Middleton also met with children who have benefitted from help from The Art Room, with one even telling the Duchess she has a her picture on her bedroom wall.
‘I have a picture of Kate on my bedroom wall in her wedding dress, Student Tiertha, 15, from Regent’s School in Camden said.
‘I told her and she said “wow” and she asked if William was in it as well and I said “yes” and she said “good”.’
Kate Middleton’s visit is one of just many in her packed diary, as she ups her workload ahead of her baby’s due date.
On Sunday, the pregnant Duchess will tour the Harry Potter museum with Prince William and a group of children.
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