Kate Middleton wore Irish designer Orla Kiely

Updated / Thursday, 19 Oct 2017 10:13

Kate Middleton wears dress by Irish designer Orla Kiely

By Sinann Fetherston

Irish designer Orla Kiely takes centre stage as Kate Middleton wears her dress to dance with Paddington Bear in London this week at a charity event.

Despite suffering from severe morning sickness, Kate looked to be in good spirits as she joined Prince William and Prince Harry in Paddington Station for a Charities Forum event.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge dances with Paddington bear on platform 1 at Paddington Station

The three royals met with the actor Hugh Bonneville and other members of the cast of Paddington 2 along with children from a number of the organisations supported by the Charities Forum.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined children from the charities they support on board Belmond British Pullman train at Paddington Station. 

Kate speaks to children on board the Belmond British Pullman train

The Duchess, who is known for recycling her fashion, wore an Orla Kiely dress from her 2013 Autumn/Winter collection. It appears that Kate is a fan of the Irish designer and has worn her pieces on a number of occasions.

Orla insists that she is not told in advance that the Duchess will be wearing her pieces: "We don’t know so, absolutely, it is an ‘oh, holy smoke’[moment]," she told Tubridy on RTÉ Radio 1 in May.

"She wears a dress beautifully," she continued.

"It's something that you don't take for granted at all so at that time it was great and I thought she looked cool in it".

Kate and William attend a charities forum event at Paddington train station 

The blush pink dress is made of a polyester fabric with pretty flower pattern. She paired it with a pair black suede pumps and a black suede clutch from Mulberry.

Kate accessoried with a pair of Kiki McDonough pink morganite drops and her Cartier Ballon de Bleu wristwatch.