The dress was given an Oriental twist with its beautiful gold embroidery, and featured a pretty ruched bustline.
Kate's half-up hairdo completed the bridal styling, and ensured she was picture-perfect for the posh dinner given by His Majesty, The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, at his official residence, the Istana Negara, in Kuala Lumpur.
She accessorised with a striking gold beaded clutch, and yellow-gold jewellery.
After a handful of rather uninspiring looks so far on the nine-day tour, this stunning dress is a breath of fresh fashion air.
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See more pics from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Far East tour here: