Ready to reign! The Duchess dazzled as she visited the London School of Economics for a roundtable discussion on early childhood and its impact on society. Kate spoke with academics and practitioners at the school regarding the science of early childhood and its impact on future mental health. The previous day Kate announced the launch of the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood and its mission to drive awareness of as well as action on the transformative impact of the early years.

For the appearance, Kate wore the ‘Dee’ shift dress from LK Bennett — the dress is designed in the brand’s signature stretch crepe with a pencil skirt, sweetheart neckline and cap sleeves.

Another look at Kate’s ‘Ascot’ dress.

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For shoes, the duchess donned her beloved Gianvito Rossi 105mm praline pumps.

For accessories, Kate wore her Spells of Love double strand beaded chain necklace.

She paired the 18k gold vermeil necklace with her Astley Clarke lapis necklace.

In addition, Kate wore her sapphire and diamond drop earrings.

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The duchess finished the chic ensemble with her aquamarine Halcyon torque bangle.