Kate Middleton dazzles in blue dress by Saloni at Palace reception

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The royal gathering took place on Wednesday, April 6, and Duchess Catherine looked amazing in a long navy gown signed by Indian designer Saloni. Kate wore a Saloni outfit on another occasion in November at the annual Fostering Excellence Awards.

During the reception, Kate, 34, and William, 33, learned from the Bhutanese and Indian youngsters about the culture of their countries.

Model Neelam Gill, who was born in Punjab, talked with the royals about the Indian cuisine.

“She told me that she loved Indian food so I told her that she’d be fine with the spices,” she said. [via People] “But William told me that he struggles with the spices so I told him to watch out.”

The Royal couple will kick off their tour of India and Buthan on Sunday, April 10.