Kate Middleton's Blue Gown

Kate Middleton's Blue Gown(Source: Gf/Bauergriffin.com)When it comes to Kate Middleton's royal wardrobe, there are some things we've learned come standard in every look. For instance, the Duchess of Cambridge always has perfectly styled hair, sensible but stylish shoes and a warm, friendly smile.

Last night at the 2014 Wildlife Photograph Awards at the Natural History Museum in London, Middleton brought all that and more. We're talking a totally unexpected but elegant high slit à la Angelina Jolie at the 2012 Academy Awards. See for yourself:

Wildlife Photographer of the Year AwardsPatron of The Natural History Museum, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Natural History Museum to attend the Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2014 Awards Ceremony on October 21, 2014 in London, England. Her Royal Highness met the finalists, viewed the exhibition and joined Sir David Attenborough to present awards to the overall winners of the adult and under-18s competitions. (Getty Images)more pics »With no sign of a baby bump yet, the expectant mother was glowing in a light blue Jenny Packham gown. The dress featured a V neckline, three-quarter sleeves and a cinched waist. From the waistline, the skirt of the gown draped down her legs with an opening in the front that revealed a high-low hemline as well as some skin. The Duchess accessorized with a pair of silver chandelier earrings, a matching necklace and a nude box clutch that complemented her ankle-strap peep-toe heels. 

Kate Middleton at the Natural History Museum AwardsKate Middleton at the Natural History Museum Awards. (Bauer Griffin)more pics »
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