Following in the dainty footsteps of Angelina Jolie at the Oscars, Kate Middleton dared to bare in a full-length gown slashed at the thigh.
Here’s the Duchess of Cambridge going to great lengths to look glamorous tonight – and pulling it off superbly.
She arrived at the prestigious Thirty Club with husband Prince William to give a speech after accepting a long-standing invitation by bosses.
But Kate, 30, stole the show in a full length, fitted cream evening gown – thought to be a £1,000 Roland Mouret Lombarde creation, similar to one Carla Bruni wore to a French banquet in 2010.
And there were shades of Angelina Jolie’s famous leg-bombing episode on the Oscars’ red carpet in Kate’s thigh-high split gown.
William, who will be 30 next month, followed in his mother Princess Diana and father Prince Charles’ footsteps by speaking at the club.
The engagement was a private one and, unlike most of the royals’ speeches, the contents were being kept secret.
A source said: “William has been asked several times to speak at the club but he has decided this year is the right time to accept as it is a landmark year for him and a landmark year for the royals.
“It will be a very intimate function.”
The prince looked smart dressed in full black tie as the couple arrived together on the red carpet for the event at London’s Claridges Hotel.
The Thirty Club is the advertising and media’s most secretive and elitist dining club. It meets monthly at Claridges.
Kate was wearing a £485 pair of Jimmy Choos with 5-inch heels.
The website tonight said there was a waiting list to order a pair.
What’s the betting the duchess didn’t have to wait for hers?