• Kate Middleton and Prince William attended an evening reception at the Mayan ruins of Cahal Pech in Belize Monday
  • The duchess wore a hot pink gown with ruffled sleeves by the British brand The Vampire's Wife to the event
  • The couple will travel to Jamaica and the Bahamas this week as they continue their visit to the Caribbean

Kate Middleton debuted her first glam look of her and Prince William's ongoing Caribbean tour during a special party in Belize Monday.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended an evening reception at the Mayan ruins of Cahal Pech to celebrate Belizean culture on the final night of their visit to Belize.

Middleton, 40, looked stunning in a hot pink shimmering metallic gown with ruffled sleeves by the British brand The Vampire's Wife, People reported.

The Duchess of Cambridge paired her gorgeous outfit with statement earrings and an embroidered Mayan clutch and traded in her signature blowout for a sleek style with her hair parted down the middle.

Prince William, meanwhile, looked dapper in his blue suit.

The event was hosted by the Governor-General of Belize and was also attended by Belize Prime Minister Johnny Briceño. The reception was held to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, which marks her record-breaking 70 years on the throne.

Prince William and Middleton were greeted with cheers upon their arrival at the reception, where they met with community leaders, well-known Belizeans and members of the government.

The Duke of Cambridge also gave a speech at the gathering in which he praised the country and spoke about the couple's visit to the ancient Mayan ruins at an archaeological site deep in the Chiquibul Forest earlier that day.

"Catherine and I are delighted to be here with you tonight in Belize at the beginning of our first official visit to the Caribbean. You could not have chosen a more beautiful and evocative setting, here at Cahal Pech," Prince William told guests.

"Earlier today we also had the chance to visit the extraordinary ruins at Caracol, deep in the jungle, and marvel at the ingenuity of your Mayan ancestors," he continued. "These sites are a testament to Belize's long and proud history and culture. And climbing up all those steps is very good exercise!"

The royal also said that he and his wife hope to bring their three children — Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3 — to Belize one day.

"We hope to return again soon and to show our children this wonderful country," he said. "They are rather jealous that they are not here with us now!"

Prince William and Middleton had to cancel their first stop in Belize, the cocoa farm Akte'il Ha, located near the village of Indian Creek in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, after villagers staged a protest about indigenous rights and colonialism.

Despite the setback, the royal couple appeared to have had a blast Sunday when they visited the coastal town of Hopkins in Belize where they danced with the locals and sampled some chocolate. The duchess even playfully flirted with her husband in a clip from the visit that was shared on social media.

Prince William and Middleton will head to Jamaica Tuesday for their next stop in their eight-day Caribbean tour. They will fly to the Bahamas Thursday.

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CAHAL PECH, BELIZE - MARCH 21: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speak with Governor General of Belize Froyla Tzalam and her husband Daniel Mendeza during a special reception hosted by the Governor General of Belize in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on March 21, 2022 in Cahal Pech, Belize. The event was held at the Mayan ruins at Cahal Pech, and celebrated the very best of Belizean culture. Jane Barlow - Pool/Getty Images