Kate Middleton Dresses Up Baby Bump In Emilia Wickstead For Art Reception

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The Duchess of Cambridge channeled the 1950s on Wednesday as she attended an art event at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

The 31-year-old expectant royal, who was on hand for The Art Room reception, looked exquisite in a baby blue dress by Emilia Wickstead. The Duchess finished off her look with a pair of grey suede pumps and diamond earrings.

According to The Daily Mail’s Rebecca English, HRH helped The Art Room charity launch a new campaign called Pledge for the Future. The Duchess also met with some young folk who have benefitted from the organization.

“I am a firm believer in the power of art to make a difference and The Art Room makes this on a daily basis,” Kate said in a speech.

“As a 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.”

The National Portrait Gallery is also where the Duchess’ first official portrait, unveiled in January, currently resides. She is a patron of both the NPG and The Art Room.

Launch the gallery, above, for photos of Kate Middleton celebrating The Art Room in London.