Kate Middleton Went to the War Horse Premiere Wearing Alice by Temperley

The evening before her 30th birthday, Kate Middleton attended the London premiere of the new film War Horse. She wore a lacy black floor-length gown by Alice Temperley (from the designer’s Alice by Temperley label) with a deep neckline, slightly cropped sleeves, and a thin velvet belt around her waist. Kate accessorized with a black clutch, while Prince William was forced to accessorize with a large, sheer, plastic umbrella because it rains a lot in England during January.

Kate reportedly enjoyed the film, so much that she cried “from start to finish” during the screening — director Stephen Spielberg said his wife had passed her tissues to dab delicately around her near-signature black eyeliner. In other “signature” Kate news, she posed with her hand on/hovering over her stomach again. (She’s just teasing us now.)

Her birthday celebrations today are, according to palace officials, set to be low-key and private; sadly not the raucous eighties-themed party we’d been invited to hearing about. Victoria Beckham will not be gifting Kate clothes either, but will surely send birthday wishes of some description — and more sincerely than Kim Kardashian, who used the opportunity to shamelessly plug some shoes. Happy birthday, Catherine! Enjoy the (fruit?) cake and all the gifts!

Related: The Kate Middleton Look Book

K-Mid Went to War Horse Premiere in Temperley