London:�Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton opted to wear a high-collared Mary Illusion Dot Dress by India-born designer Saloni Lodha when she welcomed to Kensington Palace here Indian and Bhutanese expats who live, work and study in Britain.
The event took place on Wednesday.
Middleton's dress featured a sheer panel down the front of her chest. She looked beautiful as she sported matching eyeshadow while letting her wavy hair loose. She completed her style with a pair of sapphire earrings, a silver ring and blue pointed heels, reports aceshowbiz.com.
She was accompanied by her husband Prince William as the two greeted guests before their visits to India and Bhutan next week. The event was attended by India's High Commissioner to Britain Navtej Sarna as well as members of the business, charity and academic sectors.
The couple also spoke to students enrolled on the FCO's Chevening Scholarship Programme and Burberry model Neelam Gill, whose family is originally from the Punjab.
"It is a chance for Their Royal Highnesses to learn more about India and Bhutan's people, history, current affairs and culture ahead of their forthcoming tour to the two countries," a spokesman said.
The couple's trip will also include a visit to Dubai, Kaziranga National Park and the Taj Mahal. (IANS)