The Duchess wore a polka dot dress for the occasion.
People up and down the country have been reaching for their best summer dresses this week in preparation for Royal Ascot.
However, it was the Duchess of Cambridge herself that made headlines on Friday, as she made her way to Royal Ascot wearing a white and brown polka dot dress by Alessandra Rich.
Kate paired the polka dot number with a brown hat decorated with white flowers, and added a pair of pearl earrings for an extra touch of glamour.
In terms of hair and makeup, the Duchess wore her brown locks in a sophisticated bun, and sported a brown smokey eye and a pretty pink lip, which perfectly complemented the colour of her outfit.
We can't help but think that Kate's outfit was inspired by her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, who wore a super similar dress to attend Royal Ascot back in 1988.
If you were hoping to recreate Kate's look this summer, we've rounded up our favourite alternatives for you to shop. Just keep on scrolling...
Get the look: Kate Middleton's Royal Ascot dress:
Self-Portrait Polka Dot Long Sleeve Midi Dress, £350 | Farfetch
Crafted in a floaty chiffon fabrication and decorated with a delicate polka dot print, this Self-Portrait dress features long semi-sheer sleeves and cut-out detailing at the bodice for a contemporary touch. Plus, Kate Middleton loves this brand.
Reformation Meadow Polka Dot Midi Dress, £250 | Browns
If a brown polka dot dress is what you're after, Reformation has got you covered. This dress is cut from a lightweight crêpe with an all-over pattern, a square neckline, short puff sleeves and smocked panelling. It's finished with a flared skirt.
Which one will you go for?
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Grace Lindsay is currently Junior Beauty Editor at Who What Wear UK and previously was Marie Claire UK's E-Commerce Writer. With over three years of experience in the fashion and beauty industry, she covers everything from the best make-up and skincare deals to how to shop the stand out trends of the season. When she's not typing away at her laptop, Grace can be found shopping her favourite vintage markets IRL, or catching up on her never-ending list of books to read.
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