Kate Middleton Resumes Her Royal Duties For The First Time Since Giving Birth

The Duchess trades in Diaper Doodie for Royal Duties

Yesterday we learned that new dad Prince William has decided to leave the British military so that he can focus on his royal duties as Duke of Cambridge (as well as spend more quality time with his newborn son Prince George Alexander Louis) and today we learn that his wife Kate Middleton is ready to resume her royal duties as Duchess of Cambridge as well. Kate joined Wills on the red carpet of the Tusk Conservation Awards in London last night … which was her first official royal appearance since giving birth in July. Naturally, she looked amazing. See a few photos below.

Kate Middleton has done it again! The Duchess of Cambridge, 31, dazzled during her first official appearance — at Thursday’s Tusk Conservation Awards in London — since she and Prince William, 31, welcomed Prince George in July. The new mom was gorgeous and glowing in a gold floor-length Jenny Packham gown, which is sure to inspire many knockoffs. The custom dress accentuated her again-slender waistline, and her enviable locks cascaded down her shoulders just perfectly. William, who completed his final day as a Royal Air Force search and rescue pilot on Tuesday, looked effortlessly handsome in a black tux … as most men do. The event was for the charity Tusk, which works to protect wildlife and alleviate poverty in Africa. The new dad, who has served as Royal Patron for the organization since 2005, presented two awards at the inaugural ceremony: the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa, which is a lifetime achievement recognition, and the Tusk Conservation Award for Conservation in Africa, honoring a leading conservationist. During his speech, William took the opportunity to give the audience what they wanted to hear — a tidbit about George. As it turns out, the couple’s new addition continues to be quite the vocal baby. “As you might have gathered, Catherine and I have recently become proud parents — of a baby who has a voice to match any lion’s roar!” William told the crowd. “This is actually our first evening out without him, so please excuse us if you see us nervously casting cheeky glances at our mobile phone to check all is well back home.” Now that William has left the military after a seven-year stint, he will increase his official royal duties and charitable work, and this was the first step in that direction. The new parents seemed to enjoy their night out without baby George, who is nearly two months old. But he is in very capable hands. It was reported earlier today that the couple tapped William’s former nanny, 71-year-old Jessie Webb, to help out with their new addition. And they must be confident in their decision because, judging by these photos, they didn’t seem nervous at all.

I mean, duh, Kate looks great no matter what … pregnant, not pregnant, on a red carpet, at the grocery store … she always looks fabulous in a completely effortless way. While I have no doubt that she has her days when she’s not feeling all that great (don’t we all), I don’t think I’ve ever not seen her look fantastic. It’s great to see her looking so well … and so happy. The new mom just beamed alongside the new dad last night. Gah. It’s so unfair how freaking amazing their lives sound. Trust me, I know that no one has a perfect life but I bet Prince Wills and Kate live a life that’s pretty damn close :)

[Photo credit: Splash News; Source]

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  1. Alecia

    I mean she looks like a glass of sparkling cider two months after birth. And she went to McDonald’s the other day! I went to McDonald’s the other day and I look a carton of Jungle Juice.

  2. that dress looks fantastic on her!

  3. Lauren xx

    LMAO Jungle Juice. I bet you’re having more fun than Kate. ;)

  4. sfmom

    Lol Alecia!
    I saw this picture and thought…”NEVER underestimate the power of Spanx.” She looks fantastic. She was so slim to begin with and didn’t get huge during pregnancy and now, she doesn’t look like she’s killed herself to “get her body back” (hate it when people say that). She just looks healthy…with extra boobs because baby!

    • Andrea

      Lol! I too was wondering how many pairs of Spanx she’s got on. Kate is lovely no matter what – get it girl!

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