Rounding up a busy day of engagements, the Duke and Duchess attended a glittering reception at Government House in Canberra hosted by the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.
The couple are staying at Government House with Prince George, and walked the short distance from their suite to the drawing room.
About 100 guests filled the residence’s drawing room representing people who have made outstanding contributions in a range of areas from the arts, to business, the charitable sector, conservation, defense, sport and youth.
Kate stood next to William as the Governor-General gave a speech in honor of his guests.
After the speech, the couple mingled with guests like Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop, footballer Harry Kewell, cricketers Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry, former pro-surfer Layne Beachley, INXS rocker Kirk Pengilly and sailor Jessica Watson.
Kate chose an elegant ivory Lela Rose cocktail dress (£869 and sold out) for the occasion. The fitted knee-length dress features circle lace detailing on the sleeves and peplum waist. This was part of the designers Spring 2012 Ready to Wear Collection.
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The Duchess paired her dress with black, suede Jimmy Choo Cosmic heels, her Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch, her diamond bracelet and matching diamond drop earrings, and her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.