Prince William and Kate Middleton Pictures at the Ark Dinner Prince William and Kate Middleton Dress Up For the Black Tie Ark Dinner! by Allie Merriam 10/6/11 89 Reactions 4 Shares Print 0 2 1 1 0 Prince William and Kate Middleton were dressed to impress for the Ark dinner tonight at London's Kensington Palace. Kate Middleton kicked off the day running errands in a much more casual dress, checking items off her to-do list before this evening. It's her and William's first official social engagement as a married couple, though they have done some less formal work as a royal pair. Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed the Obamas to Buckingham Palace last month, but they sat out the lavish state events that were part of the president and first lady's visit. For today's event, Kate was decked out in a Jenny Packham gown and shoes from one of her favorite shops, LK Bennett. The high street store is also a preferred shoe spot for her mom, Carole, and sister, Pippa. William will make his first speech as a married man at the meal to announce a new project from the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry. The dinner is an ultra-exclusive event in England where tickets can cost up to $14,500, and it's planned to feature music from Mark Ronson following the presentations and dining. There might be a snafu for Mark, though, since he tweeted that his DJ kit was stolen last night and he can't perform without it! 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Her skin & hair are simply lovely; this gown is fantastic on her & I love the glimmering pearl pink color for her also. Only critique is I would have definitely chosen a different style shoe; the open peep toe style is inappropriate with this gown along with the shoe color and fabric. torimidori 3 years Princess Katherine always looks amazing! She doesn't even have to try! She gets out of a car and still looks great. She is so professionally poised and gorgeous. I only wish I could appear so good lookin'. Koneko 3 years ah, those happy early newlywed days! she looks so happy and beautiful. definitely very thin, but you know what, she'll get older, have babies, gain weight, etc etc like all (or at least most) women do. let her be young, beautiful, and yes thin, for now. kruser 3 years Nouveau Jackie O you have to be kidding!! Jackie Kennedy had numerous stylists, many of whom were from abroad. A stylist can be found in any department store or hired. Rachel Zoe has made a lucrative career dressing the most elegant celebrities. Jennifer Anniston has publicly stated she has poor taste in clothing and her stylist dresses her. Angelina Jolie has six children and does not have the time to browse the stores for clothing. Her stylist picks out the clothing and Angela chooses from among the purchases. Camilla, Sophie, and Zara were among the best dressed at the wedding. The fashion designers, press, and their stylists are not wrong. Queen E dresses entirely age appropriate and in happy colors. Her stylist is right on the mark. Diana dressed exquisitely with the advice and help of her stylist. She used a number of designers. You did not see her walking around the malls. I saw Diana's wedding dress recently and a large collection of additional outfits. Most were rich, elegant classics in bold colors, but she had a few misses as well. Catherine was raised in a middle class family and her taste is currently middle class. Nothing wrong with that but to compare her to Jackie O is laughable. It is hurtful to call Catherine skinny, bony, anorexic, and scary. Her body is fine but her latest dress looks like a cellophane popsicle wrapper. kruser 3 years Inappropriate behavior silverscreen 3 years I like Kate's dress. Jenny Packham's dress are usually very pretty. georgie99 3 years are you people on dope? she looks like a hobo! Frida83 3 years #34 NickyV: What?! Having a normal women's body with boobs and a butt makes you overly sexual?! Royalty are just normal people too if you didn't know. SLH04 3 years I wonder what does she eat to remain so then like that? .I'm sure that life is very stressful... SLH04 3 years They both look great! NickyV 3 years totally gorgeous, perfection. A bit thin but I guess when your royalty you can't be overly sexual and have things like boobs and a butt. littlemunchkin 3 years She looks fantastic here! Its great to see her in a more different look than she usually favours. I still worry about her bottom half being so thin but im starting to wonder if its genetic because her top half looks healthy! Her mother and her sister also have very slim hips. Kate and William look fab together and he looks so proud :-) baldtomato 3 years comment #14 -> +1 hair up would be better for this dress - the neckline and sleeves are so pretty, it's totally hidden under all that hair (although she looks gorgeous with hair down) and yeah she's skinnier than she was at the wedding, no? just my imagination or the thin fabric of this dress? she needs to get a bit more meat... dangerously low BMI isn't encouraging for fertility. I'm not saying all skinny women have trouble conceiving... but it's just a natural evolutionary outcome that when your body thinks you don't have enough reserves, it will slow down the likelihood of you having to share your resources with a parasite (aka fetus)... she's got a lot of weight-gain wiggle room before she needs to be concerned with how she looks in clothes. katy78 3 years she has a beautiful face, but looks anorexic... junebrug 3 years You only realize just how thin she's gotten in a dress like this. All you see from the waist down is hip bones and leg bones. It doesn't look like anything but skin is covering her skeleton. It's not attractive. Being slim is one thing, even being very slim. But she's approaching dangerous territory. I hope she doesn't go the way of Diana. It's a tougher life than most people realize. krispin 3 years The dress is a bit of a safe choice, but she looks stunning and very happy - both of them! :) Hopefully she won't loose any more weight, cause she looks tiny as it is... snowflakesnapril 3 years She looks fantastic! To me, she doesn't look too skinny - she looks slim and healthy. William looks happy. arrowstraite 3 years She went from a cookie to a saltine cracker! Pretty yes. But someone (her HUSBAND) should tell her to maintain. nonames 3 years she has lost sooo much weight! way too skinny! she looked anorexic in those pics with michelle obama and here too... and i agree with the other comments that she is not chic. just safe which is boring and often cheap looking. Kimberly Timlick 3 years Kate is total perfection. LOVE her dress! And William looks so handsome too. alexchi 3 years She is way too thin - it's really aging her and is not attractive. kruser 3 years WINNING! awesomepants 3 years Jenny Packham is really killing it these days with her dresses. I can look at a dress and instantly figure out it's one of her designs. I'm not the biggest fan of this dress in particular but her other dresses are stunning! Sorry for all the gushing. I wasn't paid to say any of that (but I wish I was). Louie 3 years I think she has great style. It may be a little staid sometimes and she plays it safe but given her position, I think safe is a wise move. And "cheap" dress? Seriously? The UK's Daily Mail is reporting the dress is worth over £3,000. Either my ideas of cheap are way off or that dress is quite expensive. And sure, Camilla looked nice on the wedding day but I can't say I remember reading anywhere that she was voted best dressed. I think that's a bit of a stretch. Catherine's probably a tad on the skinny side but at this stage, who can blame her. As long as she doesn't lose anymore then I think she's fine. stephley 3 years Wait - Kate lacks sophistication, and should get a stylist like the Queen, Camilla, Sophie and Zara???? The Queen has always been a notorious frump, Sophie wears tweeds that could well have been hanging in the closed when her country home was built, Zara dresses like a horsewoman and to say that British fashion designers voted Camilla best dressed at the wedding is to damn her with faint praise considering the competition. sugarplumfairy 3 years anorexic looking. espeically in one pick, her arm looks scary skinny(like angelina)nothing against her style, i dont like it, but its not MY style and im ok with that. she looks great. everyone has their own style and what they find stylish, people need to learn to respect that. and take the time to know themselves and what works best for them and what they personally like. not be dictated to or try to dress like other people(like katherine). if she wants to pick her own cloths, more power to her. she seems to really like the whole light colored neutral trend that is so popular now. great, its summer, its hot out, perfect for keeping cool. but ill NEVER dress like her. caroljmaster 3 years She looks gorgeous! She seems too thin though. Jamie Roy 3 years She looks stunning. That dress and her hair/makeup are gorgeous! KWM 3 years These pictures give me chills, she is so pretty and he looks so proud! Frida83 3 years She looks way too skinny. mondaymoos 3 years I think hair up would've been a better choice with this dress. The flowing hair is hiding the sleeve details and pretty pattern of the high neck. Otherwise, she looks amazing. Nouveau Jackie O 3 years In regards to comment #9, you must be joking! Using Camilla and the Countess of Wessex as gold standards for fashionable dress is laughable. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, or however you wish to address her, is an elegant woman with a great sense of style. Why hire someone when you can do just as well on your own? noonehere 3 years The more I see her, the least I like her style : it's so boring! Just plain.And not like a one time mistake, but the same choice again and again and again. But she looks great (even if she's only bones). PopSugarTV 3 years that dress is gorgeous! neonbee 3 years She looks amazing, but I agree, a little skinny. I love that dress on her. kruser 3 years Cheap shoes, cheap dress, messy hemline. Please get some help with your fashion choices. You cannot do this yourself. The entire world is looking at you. Diana, Countess of Wessex, Queen E, Camilla, Zara - they all have stylists. Your taste lacks sophistication. It looks like higher end mall clothes. Your inexpensive taste was charming when you were single, but now you are a public figure representing the monarchy. pss 3 years Stunning. The dress is awesome too. jaan_black 3 years gorgeous....she does look a little thin but whatever as long as her face doesn't age 10 yrs and I don't have to see the uber irrelevant Pippa and her ashy knees awesomepants 3 years She looks better than she did on her wedding day but still too skinny chocolate79 3 years she's very pretty here, but SUPER SKINNY!!! yikes... My Fare Foodie 3 years This is the best and happiest she has ever looked. Stunning! cdelaney 3 years She looks radiant! Very slim, but gorgeous. vane ferrer 3 years She looks so beautiful, and shes so very skinny. I think its boderline too skinny, but besides that she is breathtaking. Lauren Turner 3 years Wow she looks gorgeous!!