Despite how much the public love them, we don’t often get to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine.
But the duo stepped out last night when they attended a charity gala at St James’s Palace in London which was hosted by 100 Women in Hedge Funds.
Kate always looks so glamorous and she didn’t let us down yesterday. She wore a beautiful red evening gown by Beulah London with billowing sleeves and belt. The Duchess carried a gold clutch bag.
William looked his handsome self in a black tuxedo.
The Prince, 29, has been the patron of the fundraising City organization for three years.
The event last night raised over a million US dollars for the Child Bereavement Charity which is another charity that William has been personally involved with since 1999.
The focus of this charity is to educate professionals and support families both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved.
The Chief Executive of the charity, Ann Chalmers, was invited to the royal duo’s wedding in April this year.
Ann said at the event yesterday, ‘The Child Bereavement Charity is immensely grateful to have been chosen as beneficiary of 100 Women in Hedge Funds London Gala.
‘The funds raised will be transformational in helping us extend our reach to more bereaved children, families and professionals throughout the UK.’
Prince William also had a chance to express himself in a speech delivered before dinner.
The Duke expressed his ‘quiet pride’ about what both organizations had achieved.
He said, ‘I find it enormously rewarding and gratifying to observe how two organizations which mean so much to me are working so superbly with one another.’
‘What you are both doing together to alleviate the suffering of children who have lost family members, and bereaved families who have experienced the tragedy of losing a child, is beyond praise. ‘
The Child Bereavement Charity has helped thousands of families to date and has trained 5,000 individuals working on the frontline in healthcare, social work and the emergency services.
William said, ‘In the course of their professional lives, all of these people are highly likely to benefit first hand from the knowledge and expertise of the Child Bereavement Charity.’
‘This year too, the Charity has brought its compassion and experience to the aid of bereaved military families, whose children suffer so much – in a way, for all of our sakes. I thank you for doing this from the bottom of my heart.
‘The other half of this great collaboration, 100 Women in Hedge Funds, is ten years old this year. ‘A hundred’ has now grown into 10,000 – I have to say, I’m quite glad you’ve kept the original title: I’m not sure I’d dare turn up to speak to 10, 000 women.’
Great work to all.