Prince William and Kate Middleton capped off the second day of their royal tour of Ireland with a reception in Dublin at the city's Museum of Literature, and the Duchess of Cambridge looked quite pretty in pink for the occasion.
After sporting a sensible waxed jacket and her favorite riding boots on a visit to the Teagasc Research Farm earlier today, Kate glammed up for this evening's event, wearing a vintage polka-dot Oscar de La Renta gown with a ruffled neckline and black waistband. She paired the look with a simple black clutch, pointy-toe shoes, and a voluminous ponytail.
While touring the institution this evening, William and Kate spent a moment admiring a signed first edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses before Prince William spoke to the crowd.
His landmark speech addressed UK's turbulent history with Ireland, reflecting on the violent period known as the Troubles, but also looking to the future. He spoke about how far the relationship between the two countries has come, and emphasized how important ties between the UK and Ireland are post-Brexit.
"Today, our relationship goes far beyond two countries that are simply neighbors. 'We are firm friends and equal partners,' my grandmother put it," William said, invoking the Queen's words.
"The links between our people, businesses and our culture are inextricable, and we should all be proud to see how strong those bonds are. As we look ahead to some changes in our relationship, we must never forget how far we have come together in recent decades in transforming the relationships across our two islands."
The royal tour of Ireland continues tomorrow morning for its final day.
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