Duchess Kate stuns in Erdem to open photography center at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Kate Middleton is back and better than ever!

The Duchess of Cambridge, who made her return from a six-month maternity leave just 7 days ago, stepped out for the second time this week on Wednesday. The 36-year-old royal is opening the new photography center at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, of which she became a patron in March. 

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The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to open the new photography centre at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the opening of the V&A Photography Centre at Victoria & Albert Museum on October 10, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess of Cambridge became the Royal Patron of the V&A in March 2018 and this is her first visit in the role. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the opening of the V&A Photography Centre at Victoria & Albert Museum on October 10, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess of Cambridge became the Royal Patron of the V&A in March 2018 and this is her first visit in the role. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the opening of the V&A Photography Centre at Victoria & Albert Museum on October 10, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess of Cambridge became the Royal Patron of the V&A in March 2018 and this is her first visit in the role. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the opening of the V&A Photography Centre at Victoria & Albert Museum on October 10, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess of Cambridge became the Royal Patron of the V&A in March 2018 and this is her first visit in the role. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the opening of the V&A Photography Centre at Victoria & Albert Museum on October 10, 2018 in London, England. The Duchess of Cambridge became the Royal Patron of the V&A in March 2018 and this is her first visit in the role. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duchess of Cambridge attends the V&A Photography Centre Opening at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on October 10, 2018.
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to open the new photography centre at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to open the new photography centre at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to open the new photography centre at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
The Duchess of Cambridge attends the V&A Photography Centre Opening at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on October 10, 2018.
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For tonight's event, the duchess completely wowed in a tweed, long-sleeved dress from one of her favorite designers, Erdem. A maroon, high-waisted belt showed off the royal's slim figure, a look she accessorized with matching heels and a black clutch. The duchess polished off the look with a pair of statement-making floral earrings, also by Erdem

Kate, who is an avid photographer and once considered a career in the field, toured the new exhibition and spoke with its curator. The exhibition dives into the history of photography and features prints from Paul McCartney's late wife and daughter, along with other notable photographs.

The duchess is also responsible for many of the palace's photographic releases of her family, such as these adorable shots of Princess Charlotte on her first day of nursery school.

For more on her love for photography, watch the video above! 

RELATED: See our favorite photos of her family 

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Prince William holds Prince George as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gives him a toy during a visit to the Bilby Enclosure at Sydney's Taronga Zoo April 20, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS SOCIETY)
Britain's Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, leave the chapel with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis after Prince Louis's christening in the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London, Britain, July 9, 2018. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Princess Charlotte and Prince George hold the hands of their father, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, as they arrive at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London for the christening of their brother, Prince Louis, who is being carried by their mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on July 09, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge pose for a photo with their newborn baby son Louis Arthur Charles as they leave the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London London, Monday, April 23, 2018.
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk past helicopters at the airfield in Hamburg Finkenwerder, Germany, July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/POOL
Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk at the airfield in Hamburg Finkenwerder, Germany, July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Charisius/POOL
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge (R), his wife Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge (L), Prince George (2nd R) and Princess Charlotte arrive to attend the morning Christmas Day service at St Mark's Church in Englefield, near Bucklebury in southern England, Britain, December 25, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Matthews/Pool
Britain's Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrives to board a floatplane for their official departure from Canada in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Britain's Prince William (2nd R), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd L), Prince George and Princess Charlotte (L) watch as a man inflates balloons at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Britain's Prince William (2nd R), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd L), Prince George and Princess Charlotte (L) watch as a man inflates balloons at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Britain's Prince William (2nd L), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George (L) and Princess Charlotte (R) arrive at a children's party at Government House in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holding Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William, watch a flypast as they stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony on Horseguards Parade in central London, Britain June 11, 2016. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour Queen Elizabeth's official birthday. The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday this year. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Britain's Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive to board a floatplane for their official departure from Canada in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walk past the crowds at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate with their son Prince George and daughter Princess Charlotte, after her christening, on July 5th 2015. REUTERS/Mary Turner/Pool
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear with their baby daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in London, Britain May 2, 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, the couple's second child and a sister to one-year-old Prince George. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
Britain's Prince William returns with his son George to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, after the birth of his daughter in London, Britain May 2, 2015. Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a daughter, the couple's residence Kensington Palace announced on Saturday. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries her son Prince George alongside her husband Prince William as they visit the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, July 2, 2014. Prince George celebrates his first birthday on July 22. Picture taken July 2, 2014. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George as they prepare to board a plane with her husband Prince William (not pictured) to depart Canberra April 25, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son Prince George. REUTERS/Phil Noble (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Britain's Prince William, watch as their son Prince George looks at an Australian animal called a Bilby, which has been named after the young Prince, during a visit to Sydney's Taronga Zoo April 20, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George during a Plunket nurse and parents' group event at Government House in Wellington April 9, 2014. Plunket is a national not-for-profit organisation that provides care for children and families in New Zealand. Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/Marty Melville/Pool (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT)
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George after disembarking with her husband, Britain's Prince William, from their plane after arriving in Wellington April 7, 2014. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia with their son George. REUTERS/Phil Noble (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT)
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby son, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in central London July 23, 2013. Kate gave birth to the couple's first child, who is third in line to the British throne, on Monday afternoon, ending weeks of feverish anticipation about the arrival of the royal baby. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT HEALTH)
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