Kate Middleton Turns Heads in a Semi-Sheer Blue Dress

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Kate Middleton wore a semi-sheer blue dress to meet with Indian and Bhutanese locals at Kensington Palace in London on April 6. Warren Allott/AP

Sheer delight! Kate Middleton slipped into a semi-see-through dress to welcome Indian and Bhutanese residents of the U.K. into Kensington Palace in London on Wednesday, April 6.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 34, rocked the high-collared Mary Dot Illusion Dot Dress by Indian designer Saloni (which is currently sold out but retails for $595). The original design boasted a sheer bodice and sleeves. However, as this is Kate, the royal added a nearly nude illusion panel on the bodice for a touch of modesty.

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Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, attend a reception at Kensington Palace on Wednesday April 6, 2016. Warren Allott/AP

Middleton, who shares son Prince George, 2, and daughter Princess Charlotte, 11 months, with husband Prince William, accessorized the ensemble with gold dangling earrings and blue suede shoes. She also modeled her signature bouncy blowout, with her bangs tucked behind one ear.

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A close-up of Kate Middleton’s sheer bodice. Warren Allott/AP

The duchess and her husband, who was dressed in a slim-fit navy suit with a sky-blue tie and lace-up shoes, were meeting with the locals ahead of the pair’s royal tour of India and Bhutan. “[The meet and greet] is a chance for Their Royal Highnesses to learn more about India and Bhutan’s people, history, current affairs and culture ahead of their forthcoming tour to the two countries,” a spokesperson said.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will begin their tour on April 10 in Mumbai, India. They will travel through India and Bhutan, finally ending in Agra, India, where the Taj Mahal is located and where the couple will recreate Princess Diana‘s famous portrait in front of the iconic mausoleum.

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