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Kate Middleton is a vision of summer in polka dot dress for Royal Ascot

Duchess Kate looked beyond elegant

Tania Leslau
Lifestyle Writer
17 June 2022
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The Duchess of Cambridge attended the fourth day of Royal Ascot on Friday alongside her husband Prince William, looking the picture of serenity in a beautiful summer-ready number. The mother-of-three graced the scene in style with her divine outfit, delighting spectators and royal fans alike.

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Duchess Kate, 40, wore a uber-elegant black and white polka dot dress by Alessandra Rich featuring a high neck with fluttering ruffle detailing, a belted waistline and long sleeves. With her timeless monochrome number, the beautiful royal looked as if she had just stepped off the set of My Fair Lady.

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She slipped on a pair of coffee-brown pointed-toe high heels to complete her mesmerising outfit and clasped a matching chocolate-hued clutch bag for all her sun-soaked race day essentials.

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Duchess Kate looked splendid in polka dots

The sophisticated royal styled her silky brunette tresses in a polished, tightly coiled low bun - revealing her radiant makeup look and some exquisite pearl drop earrings.

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The royal wore the most elegant hat

She opted for a glowing beauty blend, consisting of a flawless complexion, a touch of rosy blush, a black eyeliner flick, a flutter of black mascara and a pink lip.

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Duchess Kate was joined by Prince William for the event

In terms of headwear, Duchess Kate unsurprisingly did not miss a beat. She sported a bronze woven hat with cascading white floral detail which shielded her face from the glaring British sunshine. The royal greeted onlookers as she arrived by carriage with her husband.

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The royal's incredible number was designed by Alessandra Rich

Prince William looked dashing in black tails, a grey waistcoat, a top hat, a white shirt and a mid-blue tie. 

Love Duchess Kate's dress? We don't blame you. Sadly, it's sold out online but that hasn't stopped us from finding the perfect alternative.


Spot Pussybow Pleated Midi Dress, £54, Oasis


We've also found this short-sleeved lookalike which is ideal for warmer weather.

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White Spot Satin Asymmetric Dip Hem Midi Dress, £33.99, New Look


A similar and equally as feminine version with a pretty V-neckline is also up for grabs.

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White Spot Flutter Sleeve Dress, £27.99, New Look


Why not treat yourself to a Kate-inspired luxury polka dot frock? This number will make for a head-turning wedding guest, summer garden party or evening out ensemble.


Polka Dot Woven Midi Dress, £248, Reformation


This ethereal frock is another *add to basket* item. Pair the floaty dress with some heeled wedges or some chunky black heels for the sweetest seasonal look.

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Polka Dot Long Sleeve Midi Dress, £360, Self-Portrait


On Thursday, the radiant royal enthralled fans by wearing a charming baby pink suit by Alexander McQueen.

The Duchess looked as polished as ever as she arrived at a roundtable talk at the Royal Institution, wearing the designer single-breasted blazer with the matching trousers.

MORE: 21 beautiful Ascot-appropriate dresses for a day at the races

The event was attended by representatives from the early years sector alongside the Secretary of State for Health, Sajid Javid; the Minister for Families, Will Quince; and officials from the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Education.

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