Not Missing Kate then? Prince William is all smiles as he poses with dozens of glamorous party-goers at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala... but there's no sign of his wife
- Prince William joined the women at the gala dinner in London this evening
- He posed for a photo with the hardworking women and gave a speech
- The Duchess of Cambridge was not present at this evening's events
He's barely left his wife's side over the past few weeks but this evening Prince William stepped out alone for a gala dinner, however he wasn't without company.
The Duke of Cambridge joined hundreds of ladies at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala at Middle Temple Hall this evening.
Hoping to impress the 34-year-old brushed up in black tie suit as he joined a group of inspirational women at the event.
Prince William proved to be popular with the ladies this evening as he posed for a photo with the glamorous party-goers at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala dinner
William had obviously been taking tips from his new stylist Natasha Archer who also styles the Duchess of Cambridge, as he was spotted in a trendy pair of velvet slippers this evening.
The father-of-two posed for a group photograph among some of the female hedge funders who were all glamorously dressed for the occasion.
The prince later gave an impassioned speech during the black tie dinner where he congratulated the women on their work.
The dinner was held in aid of SkillForce a national education charity that transforms lives by working with children and young people through educational programmes and mentoring that develop character, self confidence and resilience.
The father-of-two posed for a group photograph among some of the female hedge funders who were all glamorously dressed for the occasion
While there were plenty of women available to keep the royal company this evening one lady was missing.
The Duchess of Cambridge did not join her husband for the event this evening as she is due to fly to the Netherlands tomorrow morning.
The Duchess will attend a day of official engagements in The Hague and Rotterdam. While there Kate will pay courtesy call on His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands at Villa Eikenhorst.
Although she may have been absent tonight Kate joined William and her brother in-law Prince Harry in central London today to raise awareness of Mental Health Day.
Upon arriving at the event the prince met with some of the inspirational women attending the event in Aid of Skillforce
Although he attended the event alone William was not without company spending time chatting with the attendees
They took a ride on the London Eye with young people who have battled psychological problems and been brave enough to share their experiences at a reception at County Hall for the annual occasion.
The royals spent around 30 minutes in a pod enjoying spectacular views of the capital which increased as they travelled upwards, giving them a bird’s eye view of London landmarks like Buckingham Palace – which flies the royal standard if the Queen is in residence - St Paul’s Cathedral and the City’s skyscrapers.
Before they left the couple met with a group of children from Abacus Nursery in Streatham Hill, south London, who had been walking by after a visit to the nearby London Aquarium.
William had clearly been following the advice of his new stylist Natasha Archer as he was pictured looking dapper this evening
The prince later gave an impassioned speech during the black tie dinner where he congratulated the women on their work
There were a number of couples, either friends, relatives or colleagues, who joined the royals in the pod, and they told their royal hosts how one person had been helped by the other, when they had suffered from depression or other psychological problems.
Before they left the couple met with a group of children from Abacus Nursery in Streatham Hill, south london, who had been walking by after a visit to the nearby London Aquarium.
Earlier today, The Duchess of Cambridge glowed in pretty pink floral dress as she arrived on London's Southbank.
Kate, 34, on her first public engagement since returning from an official tour to Canada a week ago, sported the £428 summery knee-length Kate Spade New York dress - without a coat, despite the bright but biting autumn sunshine - as the royal trio attended an event at London's County Hall to an event to publicise the issue of good mental health.
She may have been absent this evening but the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted out with her husband today as they celebrated World Mental Health Day
Keep it chic in a pussy bow dress by Kate Spade
With the Royal tour of Canada at an end we weren't sure when we'd get to do a bit of fashion spotting on the Duchess of Cambridge again, but lo and behold she's out and about today and it's like she's never been away.
In Canada Kate tried some new labels like See by Chloé and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi and it seems like she's sticking to the trend by wearing a dress by Kate Spade. This stateside label is a favorite of her sister Pippa Middleton and Kim Murray who both have a similar aesthetic to the Duchess, so we're just surprised she hasn't worn it before.
In a pretty shade of pink with a dusky rose print it's ultra feminine as you'd expect, a feel that is only accentuated by the retro pussy bow neck tie and the pleated skirt. The good news for all you Kate obsessives out there is it's available to buy so click (right) to snap it up at Nordstrom before the Kate effect takes hold.
Then wear with a pair of classic blush courts to complete the look. Or you can, of course, shop our edit of similar blooming lovely frocks below.
Also joined Prince Harry the couple enjoyed a trip on The London Eye
They royals spent around 30 minutes in a pod enjoying spectacular views of the capital which increased as they travelled upwards, giving them a bird's eye view of landmarks such as Buckingham Palace
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