By KATIE NICHOLL
Kate Middleton arrives for the wedding of Sarah Stourton and Harry Aubrey-Fletcher in Aldborough, Yorkshire
If Prince William and Kate Middleton wanted a dress rehearsal for their wedding, yesterday was the perfect opportunity.
The couple attended the nuptials of friends Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Louise Stourton – and, unusually for a wedding, Kate was dressed in black.
Beneath a tailored velvet dress coat by Libelula, she wore an elegant above-the-knee dress with a sheer neckline tapering to a silver clasp, an outfit completed by a black pillbox hat with an intricate fascinator, plum-coloured shoes and matching clutch bag.
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She also looked thinner than usual; like most brides-to-be, she is no doubt keen to look slim for the wedding photos – especially when those images will be seen by billions.
The stress of planning a wedding on such a huge scale as her April 29 affair may also have had an effect.
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