Kate is nowhere in sight as stars come out to play at Prince William's Windsor Castle charity gala

By admin
14 May 2014

Prince William rubbed shoulders with the likes of Cate Blanchett, Kate Moss and Emma Watson at a glitzy charity gala at Windsor Castle last night -- with poor Kate nowhere in site! See the glamorous pics.

Britain's Prince William rubbed shoulders with the likes of Cate Blanchett, Kate Moss and Emma Watson at a charity gala for Royal Marsden Cancer Charity at Windsor Castle last night -- while poor Catherine was on babysitting duty! The 31-year-old royal hosted a star-studded gala where it was revealed that Ralph Lauren will lend his support the cause.

Cate Blanchett opts for simple elegance in a Ralph Lauren Collection Ivory Silk Cady Evening Dress

 
The Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie looks radiant as she arrives

 
Prince William chats to supermodel Kate Moss

  According to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, William apologised for Duchess Catherine's absence when they were introduced in the Grand Reception Room, and said: "I'm sorry my wife's not here, you probably would far rather you saw my wife."
Duke of Cambridge looks a bit star-struck himself as he chats to Sherlock Holmes' Benedict Cumberbatch

Downton Abbey stars Laura Carmichael (right) and Lily James (left), and model Cara Delevingne (middle) descend on the Prince in all their finery.

The Duke of Cambridge had invited a host of A-List stars including Kate Moss, Emma Watson, Cate Blanchett, Cara Delevingne and Helena Bonham Carter to the event and he highlighted Ralph's support before guests tucked into their meal.

In a speech, he said: "I am enormously grateful to Ralph Lauren for his generosity, and to all of you who so kindly support the hospital. You should know that what you do saves lives and gives hope to thousands of people."

According to the Daily Mail, Wills served his guests a seared hot-smoked salmon with apple and pink peppercorn puree on a salad of broad beans, green beans and sugar snaps for starter; a main course of roasted fillet of beef with caramelised shallot and tarragon butter, orange braised baby gem, steamed English asparagus and a Jersey Royal and summer herb crush; and treated them to a chocolate and salted caramel tart with creme fraiche ice cream and caramelised bananas for pud.

A general view of St. Georges Hall at a dinner

Ralph has donated millions to cancer research in past years. He had a benign brain tumour removed 25 years ago and lost his close friend Nina Hyde to breast cancer in 1990.

- Kirstin Buick & Bang Showbiz

Additional source: Daily Mail

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