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The rain may have poured by nothing could be a damper on the shine of Willam and Kate's first joint visit in months. And stepping out of the car in wet London, it looked like something out of Rihanna's Umbrella video with all that rain. But for the first time since January, William was on-hand to look after his wife on the red carpet, holding an umbrella over her, to protect her from the rain (funnily enough their last joint engagement was the rain-soaked Warhorse premiere. The couple attended the premiere of wildlife documentary, African Cats, at the BFI Southbank in London, an event in aid of the charity, the Tusk Trust. For the occasion, Kate wore a grey peplum dress from English designer Matthew Williamson's Pre-Fall collection. The dress is not yet available in store but the Matthew Williamson store in NYC reports that Kate ordered her's in January, and it costs $1695 (this info via the amazing @AnnieElizabethN on twitter).
The beautifully beaded neckline, which identically matched the cuffs, suggests that the dress was specifically altered for Kate and wasn't a necklace or alternation by someone else. The fabulous @AnnieElizabethN on Twitter identified that Kate wore black Emmy shoes, a black clutch confirmed as being by the same label (thanks to My Small Obsessions) and the most amazing Kiki McDonough earrings. Talk about sparklers, Kate has fantastic taste in jewellery.
Image via Kiki McDonough's website
These are called 'Kiki Classic' Peridot, Blue Topaz & Diamond Earrings on the website, and described as 'a flattering green and blue gemstone combination'. The earrings cost £1200 and are available via Kiki McDonough's website here. I have to say a massive thank you to Anna via Twitter @AnnieElizabethN for this id and the shoes too.
The couple, who celebrate their first wedding anniversary on Sunday, were joined by an audience of what must have been 100 delighted children, who were in involved in The Prince's Charities Forum. The premiere was in aid of the Tusk Trust, a charity of which William is Patron, and which works not only work to protect wildlife, particularly endangered species, but also helps to alleviate poverty. The film is narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart and follows the lives of a pride of lions and a family of cheetahs as they battle for survival on Kenya's plains.
The continent, and the message of conservation is reportedly close to both William and Kate, and the couple became engaged during a trip to Kenya in 2010. At the premiere, the couple also met with people involved with the documentary and Dragon's Den Deborah Meaden was also there, see below, though I'm not sure what her invovlement is in the film, if any.
Image via @SkyNewRoyal on Twitter
African Cats is in cinemas April 27, click here for more info on the film or watch the trailer below: