Duchess Kate sparkles in Erdem at Buckingham Palace reception

This Princess has the sparkle factor down pat.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, joined the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh for a reception at Buckingham Palace on Monday. Wearing a shimmering dress by Erdem and equally sparkly pumps, the Duchess turned heads as she walked into the event. Her shoes are the Oscar de la Renta Platinum Lamé Cabrina pumps, and retail for a cool $690. Kate rounded out her look with a pair of pearl drop earrings by Indian designer Anita Dongre, giving a nod to the reason for the celebration.

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attends a reception to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 at Buckingham Palace in London on February 27, 2017. / AFP / POOL / Jonathan Brady (Photo credit should read JONATHAN BRADY/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a reception to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a reception to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, shoe detail, at a reception to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a reception to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend a reception to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a reception to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge greets guests at a reception this evening to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look at a shawl given to Queen Elizabeth II by Mahatma Gandhi at a reception to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend a reception to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend a reception to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend a reception to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a reception to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend a reception to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend a reception to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look at a shawl given to Queen Elizabeth II by Mahatma Gandhi at a reception to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to Baroness Scotland (R) at a reception this evening to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to chef Vikas Khanna (R) who is one of the presenters of MasterChef India at a reception this evening to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge meet guests at a reception this evening to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 on February 27, 2017 in London, England. The reception will bring together the best of British and Indian culture and creativity, represented through a range of high profile guests with an interest in both countries. The attendees include guests from the fields of performing arts, fashion, food, literature and sport such as Kunal Nayyar, Neha Kapur, Ayesha Dharker, Kapil Dev, Rio Ferdinand, Anoushka Shankar and Joe Wright. (Photo by Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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The evening honors the relationship between the U.K. and India, and the launch of the 2017 U.K.-India Year of Culture.

With her hair pulled back in an elegant half-updo and simple waves, Kate was the epitome of elegance for the formal evening. She and William sipped some wine as they laughed and chatted with guests, in one of the most glamorous event venues, um, ever.

Click through above to see more of Kate's stunning look!

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