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Kate Middleton Wore a Red Alexander McQueen Dress to the Queen’s Birthday Garden Party

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On Wednesday afternoon, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, stepped out at the Queen’s Birthday Garden Party at the Ambassador’s Residence in Berlin — a very fun, very hip title for a party — in a gorgeous red Alexander McQueen dress that surely gave the iPhone’s lady in red a run for her money. (If you recall, Middleton also wore a McQueen dress for her wedding and a Sarah Burton design for her sister Pippa’s wedding.)

The off-the-shoulder feminine and frilly maxi gown was the perfect, albeit unexpected, choice in outfit for sipping white wine spritzers while socializing with various European dignitaries, which is, exactly, what Middleton chose to do at the party. Her husband, Prince William, meanwhile, sported an equally eye-catching blue suit with a salmon-colored tie, making them the spitting image of U.K. pride together. It’s perhaps one of the most bohemian, trendy, and daring (for British royalty, the neckline isn’t commonplace) looks Middleton has ever worn.

Per The Daily Mail, Middleton chose to wear the dress with a simple pair of beige Prada sandals and Simone Rocha crystal earrings. Her gown is actually on sale — unsurprising, given her penchant for favoring the sale rack for all occasions.

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The couple has been touring Germany over the past few days for an official royal visit, with Prince William giving a speech in Berlin later that evening to affirm the two countries’ friendly relationship status. “This relationship between the United Kingdom and Germany really matters. It is the product of many years of working closely together,” he said per The Daily Mail. “It will continue despite Britain’s recent decision to leave the European Union. I am confident we shall remain the firmest of friends.” He even shared a message from the Queen herself, with the long-reigning leader opining: “Over the course of those 50 years, British-German relations have thrived, allowing us to face the challenges and embrace the opportunities of the 21st century together.”

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Next stop for the couple? Poland. We wonder what emoji Middleton will fashionably embody there.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge depart Victoria on October 1, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.

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October in Victoria, British Columbia, can be a bit chilly, and young Princess Charlotte demonstrated that she knows the art of layering. Trading white ankle socks for warmer tights, the little Princess paired a burgundy cardigan over a floral printed dress (a signature of hers!) with of course, matching Mary-Janes.

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Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge look out of the window of the plane as they arrive at Warsaw airport during an official visit to Poland. Prince George wears a blue and red checked button down shirt for his arrival in Europe.

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A few days earlier, the young royals arrived in Warsaw, Poland, which was the first leg of their royal tour.

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Prince George may be past his terrible twos, but the young royal did not seem as eagar as his younger sister to practice his royal wave and shake hands with German diplomats. However, he still looked the part by wearing on of his go-to pairings, a button-down shirt tucked into shorts, worn with a belt and black shoes.

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Duchess Catherine looked fresh and lovely in an all-white ensemble, while Princess Charlotte stole the show in a red printed high-waist dress, with little white socks and red mary-jane shoes.

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Last fall, the young royals performed had their first overseas adventure, accompanying Mum and Dad on an official Royal Tour of Canada. Charlotte’s bow was a sweet touch, while Prince George’s knee-socks were the perfect accessory for a growing toddler.

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In Canada on her first Royal Tour last fall, Princess Charlotte received her first lessons in the royal wave, while dressed in a blue printed dress, white ankle socks, and blue mary-jane shoes.

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The royal family is currently touring Germany, with stops in Berlin, Heidelberg, and Hamburg. Here, Prince William, little Prince George, Duchess Catherine, and Princess Charlotte arrive in Berlin to a red carpet welcome.

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Berlin’s Tegel Airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

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Duchess Catherine holds the hands of her two children, and walks with the young royals down the red carpet. She may have opted to dress Prince George and Princess Catherine in matching shades of blue in honor of Germany’s flower, the cornflower.

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Prince George and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive at Warsaw airport ahead of their Royal Tour of Poland and Germany on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive at Berlin Tegel Airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

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Prince George, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge coordinated in pastel pinks and purples before departing from Hamburg airport on the last day of their official visit to Poland and Germany on July 21, 2017.

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Prince George boards the helicopter in a button-down shirt and shorts.

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Prince George, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge coordinated in pastel pinks and purples before departing from Hamburg airport on the last day of their official visit to Poland and Germany on July 21, 2017.

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