Kate Middleton: Confident, Regal at Fostering Network Event

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Tonight, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended the Fostering Network's Fostering Excellence Awards at BMA House in London.

Kate Middleton: 2015 Fostering Excellence Awards

Her Royal Highness wore Saloni's "Martine Crinkle-Effect" dress ($789).  

This is the first time we've seen the Indian label on Catherine, an apt choice given that she and the Duke of Cambridge will visit India next spring.

Catherine presented three young people with an award to recognize "how far determination, a good attitude, and proper support and stability can get you," according to The Fostering Network's chief executive, Kevin Williams.  

All three recipients are or were foster children at one point in their lives.

"It is fantastic that we are all gathered this evening to celebrate fostering and the truly transformational care that is a lifeline to so many," Catherine wrote in a statement ahead of the ceremony.  

"The people we will hear about tonight are truly extraordinary and show how good foster care changes children and young people's lives."

Kate Middleton Chats With Kids at Fostering Event

Catherine did speak at the event, and she appears to be more comfortable on stage with each passing engagement.

"Kate made a few short remarks tonight before presenting awards to 3 teenagers," Richard Palmer of the Daily Express tweeted.  "She looked more confident than in previous public speaking."

Earlier today, William and Catherine signed the book of condolence in memory of the Paris Attacks at the French Embassy in London.

Tonight, William will attend the England vs France soccer match at Wembley Arena in solidarity with France against the recent terrorism attacks.

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