The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge touched down in Paris this afternoon to commence a two-day visit of the French capital. They were greeted by French President François Hollande at the Élysée Palace.
Much to our surprise, the Duchess sported the same Catherine Walker coat and accessories she wore for the St Patrick's Day parade earlier today. She did however remove the hat and opted to wear her hair down.
Following the visit to Élysée Palace and a wardrobe change, the Duchess of Cambridge arrived for a reception at the British Embassy wearing a chic black Alexander McQueen midi dress.
The British design house crafted the sleeveless dress with a textured fabric and frayed trim - trademark elements of French design.
On her feet, Kate debuted the Gianvito Rossi Ankle Strap Suede D'orsay Pumps (£530). The black suede pumps have a d’Orsay silhouette with a pointed-toe and finished with a thin buckle ankle strap. They are available in several sizes at Lane Crawford and Barneys, and Spring.
Kate's understated little black dress offered the perfect backdrop to showcase her statement pearl jewellery.
Kate wore her Balenciaga 'Eugenia' Pearl Clip Earrings and a matching necklace with four large pearls, and a cocktail ring. She also wore her beloved Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch.
For the final event of the day, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a gala dinner hosted by Her Majesty's Ambassador at the British Embassy.
Kate glistened in a powder blue sequined gown by one of her go-to British designers, Jenny Packham.
Here's a closer look at the detail on the bodice.
The Duchess accessorized with jewelry loaned from The Queen, and carried her Jenny Packham 'Casa' crystal clutch.
Here's a better look at the earrings and pretty half-updo.
On her feet were the Oscar de la Renta Platinum Lamé Cabrina Pumps.
Tomorrow will be another busy day for the royal couple. They will visit Les Invalides to see how the site supports veterans, as well as victims of the recent Paris attacks, and later attend the Wales v France Six Nations test at the Stade de France.
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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