Kate Middleton brought her sartorial style during a visit to Lancaster House in London on Wednesday. Middleton and her husband Prince William met Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at a creative industry event to celebrate cultural collaboration between the U.K. and China.
The Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning in a plum Dolce & Gabbana dress, which she color-coordinated with her husband, who wore a tie of the same color. The fitted lace dress featured long sleeves, high neck and ran up to Middleton’s knees.
The dress by the Italian fashion house is made of the luxurious Guipure lace. The rich shade was just right for an autumnal day. The high neck and long sleeves ensured that Middleton was dressed appropriately for the occasion.
The dress is available for purchase and comes with a silk-blend slip for coverage, but is sheer through the sleeves to reveal a hint of skin. The brunette beauty paired the brand’s signature lace dress with a cranberry-colored velvet Mulberry clutch and matching Gianvito Rossi pumps.
Middleton accessorized with silver earrings and showed off her oval blue Ceylon sapphire engagement sparkler. Her long tresses were left loose over the shoulders and styled in curls.
The mother of two was accompanied by her husband William. The 33-year-old prince opted for a deep-blue suit and trousers combo. He paired it with a crisp white shirt and matched his wife’s dress with a plum-colored tie. He completed his look with black lace-up shoes.
The British royal couple and the Chinese president and his wife also met Kung Fu star Jackie Chan.
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During the visit, Peng was presented with a cape, which was designed through a computer analysis of 700 photographs of her. Peng, who is a renowned contemporary folk singer in her home country, looked elegant in a pale brown dress and dark coat.
The British royal couple’s outing comes a night after they attended the state banquet at Buckingham Palace in honor of Xi’s visit. He last traveled to the country in 2005. At the lavish event, Middleton wore a red bespoke gown by British designer Jenny Packham and Queen Elizabeth II’s Lotus Flower Tiara.