Step aside, dancing woman emoji, British royalty has just outdone you.
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, stepped out on Wednesday afternoon 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.
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.”
Next stop for the couple? Poland. We wonder what emoji Middleton will fashionably embody there.
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