Kate Middleton Goes Glam in Poppy Gown After Rigorous Hike

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton Mark Large/Pool/Getty

A bouncy blowout and glamorous dress, just hours after a rigorous hike!

Kate Middleton attended a reception celebrating friendship and cooperation between the U.K. and Bhutan in a vibrant red maxi dress with a symbolic floral print on Friday, April 15, at the Taj Tashi Hotel.

The Duchess of Cambridge's crimson gown by Beulah featured large designs of poppies, which are the national flower of the country.

The mother of George, 2, and Charlotte, 11 months, wowed in the floor-length design, which accentuated her tiny waistline, pairing it with black sandals and subtle gold earrings.

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton Mark Large/Pool/Getty

The duchess, 34, attended the event with her husband, Prince William, who also looked smart in a tailored blue suit with a lighter blue button-down.

During the reception, Middleton spoke with many guests, including Pio Smith from Newry, Northern Ireland, who has lived in Bhutan for a little less than a year. "She was really interested in hearing about what it was like to raise a family here," he told Us of their conversation.

Prince Williams
Prince William Mark Large/Pool/Getty

Earlier that day, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made an hours-long hike up to Bhutan's famous 17th century Tiger's Nest Monastery. "It was quite tough on the way up … It was a little bit cheeky on the second part, definitely," William, 33, told reporters, including Us Weekly’s European bureau chief Omid Scobie, afterward. "With the mountains like this and the temples at the top it was just stunning to walk up there and see all the scenery and to listen to some of the history and religion of the country. It's really important when you come on a trip like this to see some of that."

Middleton jokingly added, "It's a great way to burn off the curry."

Though the royal tour of India and Bhutan has been full of activities, Middleton admitted that she misses the kids at home. "Massively yes, of course [we miss them]," she told Us. "And we're looking forward to seeing them. They're in good hands." Additionally, she noted that the couple have been in contact with their children "many times."

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