Royal couple mark first official engagement

Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge arrive...
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at a charity event for Absolute Return for Kids in central London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Prince William and his new wife have attended their first official engagement as a married couple.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as the couple is officially known, were the guests of honour at a charity gala dinner on the grounds of Kensington Palace on Thursday evening (local time).

Guests clamoured to snap photos on their smartphones of the former Kate Middleton, who cut a glamorous figure in a dusty pink, sparkling Jenny Packham gown.

The benefit for the charity Absolute Return for Kids, also known as Ark, attracted a who's who of Britain's rich and famous.

Tickets for the black-tie event reportedly went for 10,000 pounds a head.

William and Kate were married in a lavish ceremony on April 29 at Westminster Abbey.

 

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