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Fri, 1 Mar, 2019Shannen Findlay

Duchess Kate stuns in shimmering $3000 gown

After a day of playing sport and other activities, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for a reception in Belfast during their surprise trip to Northern Ireland. Duchess Kate sparkled in a simply mesmerising mint green gown by Missoni with a V-neckline and sheer puff sleeves.

The royal added to the look with a nude clutch and simple heels in a relaxed hair style.

Shining in the AUD$2,962 dress for a reception at Belfast’s iconic Empire Music Hall on Wednesday night, it was the third outfit change of the day for the Duchess. The event aimed to celebrate young people making a difference in Northern Ireland.

In a speech by Prince William, he praised Dame Mary Peters' work for the “common good” and said people could learn from her example.

“Catherine and I are grateful to be amongst so many inspirational young leaders this evening. Over the course of the day, we've had the great privilege of meeting some of you personally and seeing first-hand the work that you are doing,” he said.

“From using sport to encourage people to talk openly about mental health to delivering services to children and young people who are at risk of entering care or custody – the work you do transcends community divisions and is helping deliver a brighter future for everybody in Northern Ireland.

“And as we celebrate those who are leading that change for the next generation, it is also fitting that we recognise somebody else in the room this evening – who helped inspire so many of you in the first place.

“Mary Peters is not only one of the United Kingdom's sporting legends, she's also inspired generation after generation to come together in times of trouble and work for the common good – a lesson I hope many of us can learn from.”

After the heartwarming speech, both the duke and duchess got behind the bar and tried their hand at pulling a pint.

Earlier that day the royal Duchess kicked a ball around with her husband in a sportier look with a Navy Barnour jacket and trainers. The jam-packed day also saw the royal couple compete in a heated Canadian canoe race, and play their hand at archery. They both also practiced putting up a tent.

This unexpected trip will not last long however, as the couple are due to leave today.

This event is just days after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, went to Morocco for three days before the birth of their first child.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Duchess Kate’s gorgeous shimmering $3000 gown and her sporty look from earlier that day.