Duke and duchess or not, it was fitting that Kate Middleton and Prince William made the Guinness Storehouse one of the stops on their royal trip to Ireland. And, for the second time, she opted for a verdant green dress for the occasion. Town & Country notes that the emerald midi-length dress is from The Vampire's Wife, a notable shift from the floral Alessandra Rich dress she wore earlier today and the dark green coat she wore to a second event.
The Kensington Royal Instagram account shared several images of the dress, which sheer half-length sleeves and ruffle details at the cuffs and hem. The main attraction, however, was the dress's shimmering finish. She finished the look with a shimmering nude clutch and dark green suede pumps.
T&C notes that they hit up the Gravity Bar, which boasts panoramic views of Dublin, and Kensington Palace adds that the royals are in town to meet with notable folk from all walks of life, including philanthropists, athletes, and scientists.
"Sláinte, Baile Átha Cliath! At Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met Irish people from across the creative arts, sport, business and charity sector," the caption read on Instagram. "Speaking this evening, The Duke said: 'Many of you this evening who demonstrate the breadth of our connections across the arts, sports, uniformed services, education and research, and charity sectors. We value it as we do your friendship and are committed to strengthening it further.'"
Kate and William are visiting Ireland for a three-day royal tour. In 2011, Queen Elizabeth visited the Emerald Isle, making her the first reigning monarch in a century to step foot on Irish soil.
"Following Her Majesty The Queen’s historic visit in 2011, the visit will also focus on the relationship between the two countries, and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation," a statement from Kensington Palace read. "The U.K.'s links with Ireland are extensive, and The Duke and Duchess are looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the Irish people."