Look out, London! It’s official: Kate Middleton is back in the red carpet game, making her first formal appearance since Prince George‘s birth in late July. The Duchess accompanied Prince William to the Tusk Conservation Awards at the Royal Society in London this evening wearing a, um, scintillating floor-length gown by royal favorite Jenny Packham. The girl loves herself some sparkles, and who could blame her? She looks beautiful, and she also looks really, really happy. It almost brings a tear to this jaded American eye. Could it have a tiny bit to do with the fact that Wills has departed his Royal Air Force duty after eight years in favor of remaining in London with his new family? Perhaps! In any case… yay Kate!