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There are only a few more days left before Kate Middleton and Prince William board their first flight to India and Bhutan. That means they have only precious few opportunities to wear items of clothing that haven't been meticulously pre-planned according to how they'll look against a backdrop (a team reportedly scouted out the locations they'll be visiting during a "rehearsal trip" for this purpose).
While at a rather formal-looking reception where she and Prince William talked to young people from India and Bhutan living in the UK, Kate wore a floor-length, navy blue long-sleeved gown:
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If you're feeling slight deja vu, it's because Kate wore a similarly colored sapphire dress to a different engagement — i.e. her actual engagement, to Prince William back in 2010.
Blog What Kate Wore reports that this particular dress, however, is by Indian designer Saloni, and has sadly (albeit predictably) sold out online.
Because she tends to dress in clothes designed by a citizen of the country she's visiting (she wore a Tory Burch coat while in NYC) expect this to be just the first of many Saloni looks Kate will wear over the next few weeks.