Kate Middleton looked stunning in a navy floor-length gown at a pre-tour reception ahead of their India and Bhutan tour to meet Indian and Bhutanese people at Kensington Palace Wednesday. The 34-year-old royal gave a nod to her host country in the confection designed by Indian-born British-based designer Saloni Lodha. She and her husband Prince William will begin their six-day tour of the two countries from April 10.

The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled at the reception in the Saloni dress. Called the Mary Illusion Dot Dress, it is from the designer’s Pre-Fall 2016 collection. The elegant number featured polka dots all, a high ruffled neck and long sleeves. It was also cinched in at the waist with a band-like belt.  

The dress gave an illusion of a plunging neckline and had a v-shaped cut-out detailing at the back. The keyhole detailing showed a hint of Kate’s skin. The dress gave a very Victorian vibe to the Duchess’s style.

Kate accessorized her gown with diamond and sapphire statement drop earrings and her engagement ring. For her beauty look, the royal mom struck to her smoky eyes and wore a slick of pink lipstick. Her long brunette tresses were kept in a side part and styled into curls.

The mother-of-two teamed up her dress with a pair of navy suede pointed-toe high heel pumps. Meanwhile, 33-year-old William looked dapper in navy suit paired with a crisp white shirt. The prince pulled off his look with a pale blue tie and black lace-up shoes.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are only days away from jetting off on their trip to India and Bhutan. The royal couple was introduced to various Indian and Bhutanese people, including students and representatives of British Asian Trust. They also met and chatted with Neelam Gill, who is from Punjab, the brand ambassador of Burberry who asked them to visit Rajashthan sometime due to its romantic setting.

This is the second time Kate has opted for a Saloni dress. The first time she wore Saloni was during the annual Fostering Excellence Awards in November. Her royal blue bright crinkle-effect dress is from new London-based label launched by Saloni Lodha in 2007. The Martine matelassé midi dress featured cropped sleeves, a nipped-in waist and a full skirt.