Kate Middleton and Prince William made the rounds at a private reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II in London today. The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, and members of the media also attended the event, which announced plans for the celebration of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Kate made her latest fashion statement in a green silk Mulberry number, despite having been beaten by Alexa Chung for the British Style Award at this evening's British Fashion Awards. Kate's wedding gown designer, Sarah Burton, did get recognized, though, with the Designer of the Year honor.
Prince William made an appearance after a particularly difficult weekend at work. William rescued shipwrecked sailors in the Irish Sea yesterday. He was the copilot of a helicopter that responded to the call, and William and his four-person team were able to save two lives. Meanwhile, William's brother, Harry, is focusing on his own military career. Prince Harry is back in the UK after spending two months in the US for helicopter training, including a stint in LA over the weekend.