Kate Middleton Dazzles in Gorgeous Evening Gown (PHOTOS)

By: / October 27, 2011

Will & Kate's Derby Day
Prince William & Kate Middleton attend the Epsom Derby.
Kate Middleton looked exquisite as she stepped out during her first-ever solo engagement in London on Wednesday. Ditching her conservative look, she turned heads last night in a stunning, floor-length aqua empire-waist dress with sexy straps.

The Duchess charmed guests at an event to support In Kind Direct, taking the place of Prince Charles. According to the palace, she was called in at the last minute to play hostess after her father-in-law was called away on a trip. This marks Kate’s first solo appearance sans her hubby, Prince William, but it appears she can hold her own — and look absolutely beautiful.

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A few weeks ago, Will & Kate attended a charity dinner at St. James’ Place in London. Kate looked positively stunning in a long sleeved red gown. Dressed in a perfectly tailored tux, the Duke of Cambridge wasn’t looking too bad either.

The 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala was thrown to raise money for Child Bereavement Charity, which raised a cool $1 million at the evening’s festivities!