Kate Middleton wore a plum lace dress to welcome President of the Peoples Republic of China, Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, to a Great Britain Creative Event in London Wednesday.

Kate Middleton’s D&G Look

Kate arrived at the event as fashionable as ever, donning a high-neck deep purple Guipure lace dress from Dolce & Gabbana.

The designing duo admitted two years ago that they had wanted to dress her. “She dresses ‘just right’, as we’d say in Italy. Nothing too exciting, no excesses. Which is what is called for, in a princess,” they told The Telegraph. “She has class. If she asked us, of course we’d design something for her.”

The Duchess of Cambridge paired her $3485 D&G dress with matching suede court shoes and clutch. Kate wore her hair in soft bouncy curls, parted to the side.

The mother-of-two arrived to greet the Chinese president and his wife with her husband, Prince William.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk out to welcome the President of the Peoples Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan to a GREAT Britain Creative Event at Lancaster House on October 21, 2015 in London, England. The President of the Peoples Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan, are paying a State Visit to the United Kingdom as guests of The Queen. They will stay at Buckingham Palace and undertake engagements in London and Manchester. The last state visit paid by a Chinese President to the UK was Hu Jintao in 2005. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Duke of Cambridge Duchess of Cambridge (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Upon greeting Jinping and Liyuan, the foursome entered Lancaster House to meet with British actors, as well as China’s own star Jackie Chan. The event also included exhibitions and demonstrations by Poldark, BBC Earth, Sherlock, and the Society of London Theatre.

On Tuesday night, Will and Kate attended the state banquet at Buckingham Palace that was held for Queen Elizabeth‘s guests. For her first state banquet, Kate wore a red bespoke dress designed by Jenny Packham. Kate had accessorized for the formal event with the Lotus Flower Tiara.

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