A very large part of being the Princess of Wales is attending glamorous diplomatic receptions. As you would expect, dressing to impress is certainly the order of the evening and Princess Kate certainly knows how to pull off a dazzling evening dress.
The Princess attended the diplomatic reception this week at Buckingham Palace where she dripped in sequins. But that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Kate's reception wardrobe which features many gowns from British designer Jenny Packham. Prince William's wife has continued to pull out the stops at the annual occasion with the guest list of this year's event spanning over 1,000 people.
The highly coveted invitation list includes members of the royal family themselves, of course, plus all the high commissioners and ambassadors at the foreign missions in London, as well as past prime ministers, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and other public figures.
Here are the royal's best looks from when displaying sartorial prowess has mattered most.