Kate Middleton teams fuchsia Emilia Wickstead dress with Princess Diana's pearl earrings and classic Mulberry Bayswater

Kate Middleton wore a stunning Emilia Wickstead dress on Tuesday as she welcomed South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to the UK

Kate Middleton wore a fuchsia Emilia Wickstead dress
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Kate Middleton wore a fuchsia Emilia Wickstead dress to welcome the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, to the UK. 


A post from the Royal Family revealed, "The President of the Republic of South Africa has been formally welcomed to the UK by The King and The Queen Consort at Horse Guards Parade. During the ceremonial welcome, a Royal Salute was fired by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Green Park, and another Royal Salute was fired by the Honourable Artillery Company at the Tower of London."

The President was accompanied by King Charles III and inspected a Guard of Honour before he joined the Carriage Procession to Buckingham Palace, where a banquet in his honor awaited.

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While attending this extravagant welcoming ceremony, the Princess of Wales wore a stunning coat-style dress by one of her favorite designers, Emilia Wickstead. The Princess matched the gown to her hat and her stiletto heels, in a perfect color-blocking outfit. 

Many of Kate Middleton's dresses are from Emilia Wickstead, and it seems that the Princess has even worn this exact dress before - but in a different shade. This is an easy way for the Princess to stick with tried and tested looks, but throw a variety of colors into the mix to keep things fresh. 

For this look, Catherine accessorized with a pair of Princess Diana's pearl and diamond earrings. This isn't the first time that the Princess has been seen in these earrings as Kate Middleton’s sweet tribute to Princess Diana was shown in her 40th birthday portraits as she wore the same earrings owned by her late mother in law.

It is clear that these earrings are for particularly special occasions and the Princess only wears them for truly important events.

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The Princess completed her look by wearing a small matching blackberry purple colored clutch that paired perfectly with her monochrome ensemble. 

The Princess' bag was from Mulberry and was the Bayswater clutch in burgundy suede. While this bag is no longer sold by Mulberry, there are a number of similar clutches in a variety of styles and colors. Many of which are very similar to the style of Catherine's clutch. 

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