PHOTOS: Kate Middleton Dons Strapless Velvet Alexander McQueen Gown

Kate Middleton wore a very pretty gown today! It was strapless! And velvet! And made by Alexander McQueen!

Duchess Catherine accompanied Prince William to the Sun Military Awards (or Millies), and homegirl looked GREAT. Her custom McQueen dress was offset by tons of bling — earrings, a bracelet, and a super awesome necklace that we’d like to get our hands on. Her hair looked extra long and lustrous, and her makeup was a bit softer than we’re used to (a good thing!).

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Alas, it was (dreamy) Prince Harry (in a dreamy tux) who held the speaking honors, addressing the crowd at the Imperial War Museum:

“I am a young Army officer, a serving soldier. Like my brother, I share many of the same hopes, the same aspirations to go on operations, and the same fears as all those who serve our Queen and country. By an accident of birth, though, it falls to 564673 Captain Wales humbly to express – on behalf of my comrades-in-arms and people up and down the country – the admiration we feel for the extraordinary men and women we honor here tonight. It’s often said of our armed forces that they are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Well, I don’t entirely buy that. Ordinary people don’t run out under withering enemy rocket and heavy machine gun fire to rescue a wounded comrade. Ordinary people don’t brave monsoon conditions dangling on a winch line to rescue 13 people, each in turn.”

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Check out our favorite British royals below:

[via AP]

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