We thought that the Duchess of Cambridge's Olympic and Paralympic duties were all over for 2012, but tonight she attended a reception hosted by the Queen in honour of Britain's sporting stars at Buckingham Palace. For the occasion which celebrated Team GB medal winners at the Olympic and Paralympic games Kate wore a black dress by one of her favourite British designers, Alice Temperley. The knee length frock features a floral pattern on the sleeves and skirt as well as sheer detailing around the décolletage and a bow around the waist. Kate kept the look simple by teaming the Temperley dress with a black clutch and heels and she wore her hair sleek and straight with a few curls in the ends.
Among the guests who joined her at the event were heptathlete Jessica Ennis, cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, sailor Ben Ainslie, double gold-winning runner Mo Farah and Prime Minister David Cameron. Asked about the Queen's special appearance at the Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony alongside James Bond actor Daniel Craig Mr Cameron commented, 'To me, Her Majesty the Queen and James Bond are the two coolest things about Britain. I think it was extremely courageous of Her Majesty to take part and was one of the highlights, not just for Britain, but for the world.' We wonder if Her Majesty and the Duchess of Cambridge were a little disappointed to miss out on meeting James Bond once again at the Skyfall premiere which also took place in London this evening.
For more of the Duchess of Cabridge's recent outfits, check out Grazia's Kate Middleton Look Book.