Kate Middleton Stuns in Violet Dress as She Hosts Place2Be Gala Dinner at Buckingham Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Place2Be" earlier this week. She looked dashing in an adorable violet dress.

Kate Middleton is a British royal, the Duchess of Cambridge, mother of three, and a patron of "Place2Be," a charity that provides support for the mental health of children in the United Kingdom.

This week, the charity foundation paid a visit to the Duchess at the royal palace as they commemorated their 25th anniversary. The British Royal received them with a warm reception.

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum in Heidelberg, Germany, 20 July 2017. | Photo : Getty Images

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum in Heidelberg, Germany, 20 July 2017. | Photo : Getty Images

The 38-year-old mother of two was made a patron of the charity in 2013. Since then, she has always taken time to meet with pupils, families, and staff from Place2Be partner schools.

At the reception, the Duchess met with choirs from two of the partner schools as well as supporters. A video was shared by the Kensington Royal Instagram handle that showed the Royal's speech, part of which was:

"You taught me the importance of creating safe and nurturing environments within schools, embracing a holistic view of emotional well-being..."

For the reception, the advocate for mental health wore a stunning Indian-inspired bespoke Jenny Packham gown — one of her favorite British designers — and with her brunette locks flowing free.

The mother of three matched her beautiful dress with a pair of £550 sparkling Romy 100 Jimmy Choo stilettos. The Royal hopes to collect data to help her understand issues facing childhood development and how to address them.

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🎂 Happy 25th Birthday @_place2be — here’s to many more! The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron since 2013, hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the charity’s incredible work over the past 25 years. No child or young person should have to face mental health problems alone — and that has been the founding mission of Place2Be, whose teams across the UK have provided mental health services in schools. Speaking at this evening’s reception, The Duchess said: “Having visited many of your schools, meeting hundreds of your wonderful staff, children and young people, it is heart-warming to see that the support you provide is so much more than just being there in a time of desperate need”. #25yearsofplace2be

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The Royal shone in her glowing complexion, and a refreshed make-up look. She accessorized her outfit with an elaborate £310 new pair of pearl-embellished floral drop earrings by Canadian fashion designer Erdem. The mother of three's appearance wowed Instagram users. One of them gushed with admiration:

"Kate is 100% the right person for this patronage. Also, doesn't she just look amazing!"

In recent times, Middleton has been immersed in research on childhood development. That research birthed a groundbreaking survey about early childhood called the "5 Big Questions on the Under Five."

The Royal hopes to collect data to help her understand issues facing childhood development and how to address them. The results would be used to assist the Royal Foundation in their efforts.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark today’s UK-Africa 🇬🇧🌍 Investment Summit. At the reception The Duke spoke of his love of Africa, saying: • “The African continent holds a very special place in my heart. • It is the place my father took my brother and me shortly after our mother died. • And when deciding where best to propose to Catherine, I could think of no more fitting place than Kenya to get down on one knee.” • Today’s Summit brought together Heads of State and Government and senior representatives from African countries, key multilateral agencies and high-profile UK and African businesses to demonstrate the strength of the relationship between the UK and Africa. Earlier in the day The Duke held audiences with President @nakufoaddo 🇬🇭 of Ghana and President @PaulKagame 🇷🇼 of Rwanda at Buckingham Palace. The Duke and Duchess were joined at this evening's reception by The Princess Royal and The Earl and Countess of Wessex. The Countess was also celebrating her birthday today — Happy Birthday! Take a look at our Story 📱 to see more from behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace. Photos 📷 by Kensington Palace. #InvestinAfrica

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In the philanthropist's words, "I wanted to dig deeper to understand issues we face and how best to tackle them together."

Earlier that day, Kate Middleton had joined other royals, including Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey for the annual Commonwealth Day service.

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