Kate Middleton, is that you? We hardly recognise you in this majorly va-va-vooming cocktail dress. 

The DoC has always done evening wear well—all the Packhams spring to mind—but this is a major departure for the normally elbow-sleeved, discreetly swathed in diaphanous fabric-loving Duchess. Guys, on the spectrum of royal protocol, this neckline is basically J-Lo’s green Versace dress from 2000. 


The red dress is by UK designer Preen, which she accessorised with that maple leaf pin borrowed from the Queen, which needs its own drinking game at this point. (Five bucks we see it at least two more times on this tour. Any takers?)