Amal Clooney wore a pretty floral dress to the Prince’s Trust gala

I have no doubt that Amal Clooney was, on her own, quite well-connected in London. She worked for a top law firm (she still works there), she had high-profile friends, and the whole reason she met George Clooney in the first place was because she was vacationing in Como, Italy with friends and someone brought her to Clooney’s Lake Como mansion for dinner. Now, all that being said, once Amal married George, she got an entrance into an even higher level of social status. George’s fame and money can do a lot.

I’ve always thought that Amal wanted to cozy up to the power-brokers in the UK, which is why she started actively pursuing friendships and professional collaborations with royalty. Reportedly, she contacted then-Meghan Markle during her engagement and Amal pursued that friendship. Around the same time, Amal and George began donating to the Prince’s Trust, Prince Charles’s signature charity. The Clooneys donated so much, Charles gave Amal some gaudy title for an initiative within the Prince’s Trust.

All of which to say, Amal showed up at last night’s Prince’s Trust gala in London. She presented the Amal Clooney Women’s Empowerment Award sponsored by Charlotte Tilbury. I have no doubt that Amal cares very deeply about women’s empowerment and the empowerment of girls and young women. But I also think she’s purposefully seeking out these kinds of high-profile collaborations, especially with royalty. She looked great, by the way. Her dress was beautiful and her hair is incredible. Her date for the evening was her mom, Baria Alamuddin.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Amy Bee says:

    I mean being a high profile lawyer in the UK would have meant she was already rubbing shoulders with the elite and wealthy. I’m not sure her friendship with Meghan would have helped her status in with the Royal Family given they hate Meghan but they loved her and George’s money and celebrity status. Her getting an OBE or MBE cannot be far behind.

    • Jais says:

      True, but at the very beginning, it was hard to fathom how much the RF was going to malign Meghan.

  2. maggi says:

    That dress is a thing of art, I love it. I had those shoes for my high school grad in the 80’s, when they were known as CFM pumps and I thought they were sex on a stick. They are significantly less hot to me now but it is true, wait a while and everything comes back in style. Just maybe not those.

  3. Laura-Lee MacDonald says:

    I can’t decide whose outfit I love more: Amal or her mom!

  4. C-Shell says:

    Beautiful dress, she looks great, her mom’s lovely, and it’s a very good cause (thanks, Charles? 🤷‍♀️). Possibly the best royal adjacent story we’ve been treated to in ages. I’ll admit that I gave George a huge side eye when he got together with Amal, but he did good and I’ve come around.

  5. girl_ninja says:

    That dress is lovely and Amal looks fabulous. So does her mama.

  6. elfie says:

    I absolutely love Amal’s style. She always looks perfect and chic, I can’t think of anyone else who dresses so well.

  7. Roxy says:

    It’s a very pretty dress but to be honest at first glance it looked like a nice piece of marbled meat, not flowers

  8. JRenee says:

    Both she and her mom look lovely. I give her credit, as her social circle has expanded, she’s not veered of course.

  9. Becks1 says:

    I think she looks stunning.

    someone on here commented around the time of the donation to the Prince’s Trust that she and George were focused on alexander attending Eton and getting in with that circle of people; it will be interesting to see if that prediction turns out to be true.

    I do find the clooney royal connection interesting though. You have a connection between George and Jack Brooksbank, right? Through Casamigos, and we know Eugenie and Jack have been invited to Lake Como (as have H&M.) and then Amal reached out to Meghan when the engagement was announced. They obviously got the invite to the royal wedding. I just wonder who the initial contact was – Jack, and then Eugenie – or Amal and Meghan, or something else entirely?

    (it doesnt really matter its just something random that pops into my head when I see a post about her lol.)

  10. Julia K says:

    The connection started with George and Harry, who had met some years before their wedding during a joint charity event. They went on to meet up at various other philanthropic events. They had one charity in common the name I have long since forgotten.

  11. NotSoSocialB says:

    I clicked the link embedded in the article and was kind of gobsmacked by Chuck… his malar rash and swollen hands are suggesting SLE to me. Anyone else?

    Also- Amal looks beautiful and that dress is amazing…the shoes, however- oh, the shoes. Yeesh.

  12. FHMom says:

    Amal always looks good, and her mom is beautiful. I guess George is babysitting? Lol

  13. Wow says:

    She looks amazing. I used to judge her a lot for being so enamoured with the cameras but now I’m more mellow towards her. She’s a real personality and her self-love is something I actually admire now. I mean, she’s insanely confident.

  14. Smart&Messy says:

    I’m just here to honk for Amal stories. I love her and her hustle and daring fashion sense. Also, she does competent work for very important causes.

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  16. Lila says:

    Honk for Amal! I love her style, and I always find articles about her interesting.