Prince William attends his first Garden Party, Kate dazzles in McQueen

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Prince William attended his first-ever Garden Party today, accompanied by Duchess Kate who was a vision in ivory. Greeting guests on the Buckingham Palace lawn is old hat for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, and even for Kate, but the future King has yet to join them in the series of summer parties thrown each year.

The Duke of Cambridge was all dolled up in a tuxedo, tails and a top hat, with his wife Kate wearing the Alexander McQueen dress we first saw at Prince George's christening.

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Prince William attends his first Garden Party, Kate dazzles in McQueen

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge greet guests attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London on May 24, 2016.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge greets guests attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2016 in London, England.

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The Duchess of Cambridge talks to guests during a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London.
The Duchess of Cambridge attends a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II arrive to greet guests attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2016 in London, England.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge greets guests attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2016 in London, England.

(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive to greet guests attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2016 in London, England.

(Photo by Dan Kitwood - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive to greet guests attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2016 in London, England.

(Photo by Dan Kitwood - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as she greets guests attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London on May 24, 2016. 

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Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrive to greet guests attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London on May 24, 2016. 

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge greet guests attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2016 in London, England.

(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge greet guests attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2016 in London, England.

(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge greets guests attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2016 in London, England.

(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and HM Queen Elizabeth II greet guests attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2016 in London, England.

(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II arrive to greet guests attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2016 in London, England.

(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as she greets guests attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London on May 24, 2016.

(Photo credit should read DAN KITWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

The Duchess of Cambridge talks to guests during a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London.
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Kate's ivory Alexander McQueen look is one we won't soon forget, and it's the perfect formal ensemble for the occasion. She topped her look off with a fascinator and a new pair of nude suede pumps that look to be Gianvito Rossi.

Each year, guests consume thousands of cups of tea, cakes and sandwiches as they walk the garden and wait for the Queen to join the party. A military band plays the National Anthem as she and the royal family make their way through guests (greeting previously-chosen individuals) on their way to a private tent.

Kate and William seemed to be in high spirits today as they mingled with guests. Click through above to see more!

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