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William &Amp; Kate Welcome The Obamas To Buckingham Palace

24/05/2011 16:11 | Updated 22 May 2015

William and Kate welcome Barack and Michelle Obama to Buckingham PalaceFirst lady fashion: Kate went nude in a figure-hugging frock, while Michelle opted for pretty spring pastels. Photo:PA

We've been glued to Michelle Obama's European tour styling over the past few days, but now Mrs O has found herself in a fashion face-off with another First Lady - our very own new Duchess of Cambridge.

Prince William and Kate were on hand to greet President Obama and his wife at Buckingham Palace, with Michelle working spring pastels in a print prom dress and bolero jacket, and Kate looking chic in a figure-hugging nude frock.

And with a world of high-end designers at her fingertips, we love that Kate chose a high street dress for the occasion. Her nude number is from Reiss, and is available to buy in stores now for just £175!

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge wearing a nude Reiss dress to greet the Obamas at Buckingham PalaceAffordable fashion: Kate eschews designer names in favour of a high street frock. Photos:PA/Reiss

But within minutes of these pictures emerging, Middleton Mania took hold...

When we first ran this story earlier today, the nude Shona dress was available to buy on the Reiss website in every size.

But just one hour later, and not only had the style completely sold out, but the entire site had crashed due to the overwhelming number of visitors trying to access it.

Would you rush to buy the same frock as Kate? (Or, more to the point, were you one of the lucky few who managed to nab one?) We want to hear your thoughts below!

See more pictures from the Obamas' European tour here:

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