The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace this evening to host a reception marking the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture.
Kate looked exquisite in a new dress by Erdem.
She wore the designer's 'Rhona' Long-Sleeve Pleated Lace Dress (sold out). The metallic lace dress features a midi hemline, semi-sheer sleeves with button cuffs, allover pleating and a belt accentuating the waist.
Kate's not the first royal to don the dress. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway wore the same dress last year.
The Duchess also premiered a new pair of glittering heels. On her feet she wore the Oscar de la Renta Platinum Lamé Cabrina Pumps (US$690). The Cinderella inspired shoes feature a glistening platinum lamé. The Italian-made pair has a sleek, architectural silhouette with a pointed toe, scalloped sides and raised back.
Kate made a sartorial nod towards India through choosing to wear earrings by Indian designer Anita Dongre.
These ones are the Kundan Pearl Drop Earrings.
Kate got to meet Anita at this evening's reception and you may recall she wore a dress by the designer on the first day of the Royal Tour of India.
We will see the Duchess again tomorrow when she visits Ronald McDonald House in Evelina, London.
Wed, Feb 21:
Kate and William will visit Sunderland, in northeast England. They will officially open the Fire House, a new music and arts hub, where they will see music and dance performances from groups using the new facility. The Duke and Duchess will also visit the Northern Spire bridge over the River Wear, slated to open in the spring.
Tue, Feb 27:
Kate will visit St. Thomas’ Hospital to launch the Nursing Now campaign, created to raise the profile of nursing worldwide. She will visit a specialist ward, take part in a roundtable discussion and deliver a speech to mark the launch of the Nursing Now campaign. Later, Kate will visit the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to learn more about the ways to reduce newborn and maternal mortality rates around the world.
Wed, Feb 28:
In her role as Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Kate will view the exhibition ‘Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography.‘
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