Credit: Peter Nicholls - WPA Pool/Getty Images Photo: Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Tusk Conservation Awards on September 12, 2103

Kate Middleton is back on the red carpet, and she looked absolutely fabulous at her most recent appearance, proving that royal baby George won’t be holding her back from the Duchess’ royal duties any longer. Kate literally shined at the inaugural Tusk Conservation Awards at the Royal Society in London on Thursday when she stepped onto the carpet in a shimmering, pale gold, floor-length sequined gown by one of her favorite designers: Jenny Peckham.

Kate accompanied her husband, Prince William, who also looked very fine in a formal tuxedo, to the event at which the prince presented two awards for outstanding achievement in the field of African conservation, one of his most faithful efforts.

As he approached the podium to make a speech, Us Weekly reports that the prince commented on the birth of his son, saying, “As you might have gathered, Catherine and I have recently become proud parents of a baby who has a voice to match any lion's roar! This is actually our first evening out without him, so please excuse us if you see us nervously casting cheeky glances at our mobile phone to check all is well back home."

You’re excused, William, and we certainly know the feeling! Although we can assume that much of the fear was abated when the couple left little George in the care of his new nanny, Jessie Webb, who was actually William and Harry’s nanny when they were boys.

Kate and Wills took some time before the ceremony to chat with Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba, who asked the couple who their son looked the most like. “Like most babies, he's got a mix of both of us,” Kate replied, leaving us totally hanging. We want to hear he has Kate’s smile and his father’s ears! Come on!

We really can’t help staring at Kate’s flawless look for her first red carpet appearance post-baby. We thought a few days ago that she may have indulged herself a bit at a roadside McDonald’s, which we were totally excited to report (been there, done that!), but from the looks of her chic physique at this recent event, there’s no denying that Kate’s got her healthy diet under wraps.

Source: Us Weekly


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