11/11/2011 10:56 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 23:58 GMT

Kate Middleton Stylish In Silver Dress With Royal Poppy Champion Prince William (Pictures)

Kate Middleton’s radiance as she dazzled in a silver Grecian style dress did nothing to dispel rumours of a royal pregnancy that have surrounded the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William lately.

The Fifa poppy row has seen the Duke of Cambridge hitting headlines this week but it was Kate Middleton's stunning dress that had guests at St James Palace talking.

Poppy proudly displayed, magical Middleton played host to 120 guests at the fundraising event for the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal, of which Prince William is patron. Her pearly gown, believed to be by designer Alice Temperley, fell in elegant swathes around her slim figutre, the lustrous fabric reflecting the candle light.

If news that Prince William will soon begin a six-week posting to the Falkland Islands caused any anxiety for the royal couple, it certainly didn’t interfere with Kate Middleton’s gracious demeanour. The Duchess of Cambridge mingled with other dinner guests and engaged with organisers of the appeal, which honours those who have died in service.