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 fashion house crafted the sleeveless dress with a tweed fabric and frayed trim - trademark elements of French design.
The design is based on this ready-to-wear piece from McQueen's Pre-Fall 17 collection featuring a v-neckline, nipped waist and an asymmetrical hem:
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 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. The origin of the necklace and ring is currently unknown.
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.
Below is 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.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince Harry, joined The Queen, Prince Philip, and other members of the royal family on 9th March for a Service of Dedication to honor the men and women who served during the Gulf War and conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Kate wore an all-blue ensemble for the service at Horse Guards Parade in central London.
The Duchess wore her Michael Kors indigo twill jacquard swing coat which she debuted on the final day of the Australia tour in 2014. The coat is from the American designer's Spring 2014 collection and it features a full skirt and front flap pockets.
Other familiar pieces included her Stuart Weitzman 'Muse' clutch, Rupert Sanderson 'Malory' pumps, and Cornelia James 'Beatrice' gloves.
Kate also wore her G. Collins & Sons tanzanite & diamond earrings and necklace.
She topped off the look with a new chapeau by Lock & Co. Hatters.
She donned the milliner's 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' hat (£325) crafted from 100% rabbit fur felt. The iconic style has a lipped drop-brim and wide Petersham band.
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