Duchess Kate stuns in Marchesa and borrowed necklace from the queen at state banquet

As we suspected, Duchess Kate did not disappoint in the fashion department at the state banquet at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday evening. The glamorous banquet is a fitting ending to the first day of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia's three-day Spanish State Visit to the U.K. Not to mention that the duchess finally had the chance to meet the woman who has been deemed the "Kate Middleton of Spain."

Kate arrived at the affair in a pale pink Marchesa gown, the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara (among the six times she's worn a tiara, this is her third time flaunting this one) and a ruby and diamond necklace, borrowed from Queen Elizabeth II.

The dress seems similar to this two-piece Marchesa design, though the 35-year-old's is pale pink -- rather than hot pink -- and clearly longer (see the length in the background of the photos below). With that said, the dress is not overly conservative, with People even calling it "Kate's most daring neckline ever."

While her exact dress doesn't seem to be for sale, we think we found a really, really similar one. You're welcome.

See more photos from the banquet below:

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The Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Letizia glam it up at the state banquet
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on day 1 of the Spanish State Visit on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on day 1 of the Spanish State Visit on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Letizia of Spain pose for a group photograph before a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain pose for a formal photograph before a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, London, during the King's State Visit to the UK.
Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain pose for a formal photograph before a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, London, during the King's State Visit to the UK.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) and Spanish Queen Letizia pose for a photograph ahead of a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in central London on July 12, 2017. Spanish King Felipe VI called for a deal on the status of Gibraltar that would be 'acceptable to all' on Wednesday, raising a thorny dispute on the first day of his state visit to Britain. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Matt Dunham (Photo credit should read MATT DUNHAM/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (2nd R) and her husband Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (L), chat before posing with Spanish King Felipe VI (R) and his wife Spanish Queen Letizia ahead of a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in central London on July 12, 2017. Spanish King Felipe VI called for a deal on the status of Gibraltar that would be 'acceptable to all' on Wednesday, raising a thorny dispute on the first day of his state visit to Britain. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Matt Dunham (Photo credit should read MATT DUNHAM/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) and Spanish Queen Letizia pose for a photograph ahead of a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in central London on July 12, 2017. Spanish King Felipe VI called for a deal on the status of Gibraltar that would be 'acceptable to all' on Wednesday, raising a thorny dispute on the first day of his state visit to Britain. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Matt Dunham (Photo credit should read MATT DUNHAM/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and King Felipe VI of Spain attend the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and King Felipe VI of Spain share a toast at the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II hosts Spanish King Felipe VI and Spanish Queen Letizia during a State Banquet in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace in central London on July 12, 2017, on the first day of the Spanish King and Queen's three-day state visit. Spanish King Felipe VI called for a deal on the status of Gibraltar that would be 'acceptable to all' on Wednesday, raising a thorny dispute on the first day of his state visit to Britain. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Dominic Lipinski (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attends a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on day 1 of the Spanish State Visit on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attends a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on day 1 of the Spanish State Visit on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on day 1 of the Spanish State Visit on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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The royal mom wore her hair in an updo, which seems curious, considering she recently chopped several inches of her hair off. However, we're guessing she may have gotten some help from extensions this time around. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, right?

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out with Prince William and Prince Harry, who attended for the first time, to join Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for the evening. And while Prince Harry takes on more duties, this state visit is expected to be 96-year-old Prince Philip's last, as he's retiring in the fall.

See all the times Kate has worn a tiara:

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The Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the annual evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace, London.

Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs after attending the annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace on December 8, 2016 in London, England.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the annual evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace, London.

Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Duchess of Cambridge leaves a diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace, wearing one of the late Princess of Wales's favorite tiaras, with her husband the Duke of Cambridge.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the annual Diplomatic Reception.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping with the Duchess of Cambridge at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace, London, during the first day of his state visit to the UK.

Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive

Duchess Kate at the 2013 Diplomatic Reception, wearing the Lotus Tiara.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on day 1 of the Spanish State Visit on July 12, 2017 in London, England. This is the first state visit by the current King Felipe and Queen Letizia, the last being in 1986 with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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Watch below to see all of the glamorous royals arriving to the banquet:

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