The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge attended the Tusk Conservation Awards at the Banqueting Hall in London this week. The reception recognises the extraordinary work of those working to protect Africa’s precious wildlife. For the occasion Kate revere her Jenny Packham aqua gown. The gown is a customised version of the label’s ‘Aspen’ gown, featuring silk chiffon, an intricate lace back, an embellished waist and lacy cap sleeves. It was previously worn to the Olympic Gala held before the start of the London Olympics in 2012.
Her stunning gown has a plunging neckline, cap sleeves, and a beaded belt, but the most impressive part is its lace, button-up back.
Princess Diana wore a navy long sleeve dress with a similar back to the 1985 premiere of Santa Claus: The Movie:
The Duke has been royal patron of Tusk since 2005. The organisation has pioneered successful conservation action in Africa for almost thirty years, protecting wildlife, empowering communities and advancing the frontline in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade. William presented three awards to some extraordinary people whose work might otherwise go unnoticed.The three nominations for 2018 are Dickson Kaelo, Force Ngwire and Vincent Opyene. Dickson Kaelo leads the Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association. Its mission is to work with landowners and communities to sustainably conserve and manage wildlife and their habitat outside formal protected areas for the benefit of the people of Kenya.
“It is vital that we recognize the dedication of these unsung heroes and the bravery of rangers risking their lives, day and night, on conservation’s frontline,” Prince William, a royal patron of Tusk, said of the awards.
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