Kate coordinates with husband William in dark purple Dolce & Gabbana dress

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The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, scored serious fashion points as she stepped out in London wearing a stunning Dolce & Gabbana dress on Wednesday. The brunette beauty looked radiant in the £1,850 dark purple number, which is currently available on net-a-porter.com.

In an extra sartorial touch, Kate was coordinating with her husband Prince William, who wore a tie in the same colour to meet up with China's president Xi Jinping and his wife Madame Peng at Lancaster House.

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Kate colour-coordinated with her husband Prince William



The designer dress is described on the Net-A-Porter website as "a sophisticated update on the label's signature lace styles. It comes with a silk-blend slip for coverage, but is sheer through the sleeves to reveal a hint of skin."

Kate paired the beautiful dress with a matching clutch and court shoes.

The couple were meeting up with the Chinese president andhis wife to attend the "Creative Collaborations" exhibition. The reunion was to celebrate the cultural ties – both existing and future – between the UK and China.

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The royal chose an all-matching look



The couple's outing came the morning after their attended a lavish state banquet where Kate wore a sparkling red Jenny Packham gown with a dazzling tiara.

The dress featured cap sleeves, a sweeping train and sparkling embellishment details. Fans were quick to note that her glamorous outfit was by one of her favourite designers, Jenny Packham.

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The dress is currently available on Net-A-Porter



The colour of her dress was a perfect nod to her guests' home country. Red is not only the colour of China's flag but an important colour in their culture, symbolising good fortune and joy. It is found everywhere during Chinese New Year and other holidays and family gatherings.

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