Kate Middleton Black Strapless Alexander McQueen Gown

Kate Middleton in Black Strapless Alexander McQueen Gown

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, looked stunning for Monday’s Sun Military Awards at London’s Imperial War Museum.

Kate Middleton Alexander McQueen Black Velvet Dress

Kate Middleton Alexander McQueen Black Velvet Dress

Kate Middleton wore a sleek velvet gown by Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton, the same designer as her wedding dress earlier this year, as they honored 11 members of the United Kingdom’s armed forces for their heroism during wartime.

Kate Middleton Black Strapless Velvet Alexander McQueen Gown

Kate Middleton Black Strapless Velvet Alexander McQueen Gown

Her dress is drawing comparisons to a very similar satin style Princess Diana wore thirty years ago at her first public engagement with Prince Charles in 1981.

According to Shine, here is the description of the dress:

“The dress featured a fishtail hemline and ruffled sweetheart neckline perfect for a future princess, while the slim silhouette seems to have proved once and for all the Middleton is not pregnant. Also noteworthy is the strapless design which showed off Middleton’s shoulders-typically covered up with more conservative sleeves.”

Shine also said:

“The Duchess of Cambridge accessorized her dress with a set of breathtaking jewels. According to ELLE UK, St. James’s Palace says the diamond and ruby star-burst necklace and matching bracelet and earrings were wedding gifts from a family friend. Black Prada heels, a black clutch, and the sapphire and diamond engagement ring that once belong to Princess Diana completed the festive holiday ensemble.”