Kate Middleton sparkles in green sparkly gown for Ireland party

On Tuesday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kicked off their three-day royal tour of Ireland for their first official visit to the country.

The visit was announced by Buckingham Palace just last week and will aim to "highlight the many strong links between the UK and Ireland" and "focus on the relationship between the two countries, and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation." The brief trip will include tours of Dublin, County Meath, County Kildare, and Galway.

It was a busy first day for the royal couple, who after arriving in Dublin by commercial aircraft met president Michael Higgins and first lady Sabina Coyne at their home, Aras an Uachtarain. They then visited the Peace Bell and the Garden of Remembrance, before spending spent time with The Taoiseach, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his partner Dr. Matt Barrett.

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, drinks a pint of Guinness during as she attends a special reception at the Guinness Storehouses Gravity Bar in Dublin on March 3, 2020 on the first day of their Royal Highnesses three-day visit. (Photo by PAUL FAITH / various sources / AFP) (Photo by PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a special reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at Storehouse’s Gravity Bar on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duchess of Cambridge at a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at the Gravity Bar, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, during their three day visit to the Republic of Ireland.
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland Robin Barnett at the Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar during day one of their visit to Ireland on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge sips from a pint of Guinness during a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at the Gravity Bar, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, during a three day visit to the Republic of Ireland with her husband the Duke of Cambridge.
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds a pint of Guinness as they attend a special reception at the Guinness Storehouses Gravity Bar in Dublin on March 3, 2020 on the first day of their Royal Highnesses three-day visit. (Photo by PAUL FAITH / various sources / AFP) (Photo by PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, hold pints of Guinness as they attend a special reception at the Guinness Storehouses Gravity Bar in Dublin on March 3, 2020 on the first day of their Royal Highnesses three-day visit. (Photo by PAUL FAITH / various sources / AFP) (Photo by PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a special reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at Storehouse’s Gravity Bar on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland Robin Barnett at the Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar during day one of their visit to Ireland on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge (left) at a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at the Gravity Bar, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, during their three day visit to the Republic of Ireland.
The Duchess of Cambridge (centre) at a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at the Gravity Bar, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, during their three day visit to the Republic of Ireland.
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a special reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at Storehouse’s Gravity Bar on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a special reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at Storehouse’s Gravity Bar on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duke of Cambridge (right) at a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at the Gravity Bar, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, during their three day visit to the Republic of Ireland.
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a special reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at Storehouse’s Gravity Bar on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a special reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at Storehouse’s Gravity Bar on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit the Guinness Storehouse on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (2L), and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C), attend a special reception at the Guinness Storehouses Gravity Bar in Dublin on March 3, 2020 on the first day of their Royal Highnesses three-day visit. (Photo by Paul Faith / various sources / AFP) (Photo by PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C) attend a special reception at the Guinness Storehouses Gravity Bar in Dublin on March 3, 2020 on the first day of their Royal Highnesses three-day visit. (Photo by Paul Faith / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PAUL FAITH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L), and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C), attend a special reception at the Guinness Storehouses Gravity Bar in Dublin on March 3, 2020 on the first day of their Royal Highnesses three-day visit. (Photo by Paul Faith / various sources / AFP) (Photo by PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attend a special reception at the Guinness Storehouses Gravity Bar in Dublin on March 3, 2020 on the first day of their Royal Highnesses three-day visit. (Photo by Paul Faith / various sources / AFP) (Photo by PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, hold pints of Guinness as they attend a special reception at the Guinness Storehouses Gravity Bar in Dublin on March 3, 2020 on the first day of their Royal Highnesses three-day visit. (Photo by PAUL FAITH / various sources / AFP) (Photo by PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a special reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at Storehouse’s Gravity Bar on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland Robin Barnett at the Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar during day one of their visit to Ireland on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge (right) at a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at the Gravity Bar, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, during their three day visit to the Republic of Ireland.
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To close out the first day of the tour, Prince William and Duchess Kate stopped by the famed Guinness Storehouse to sip on beers with Dublin locals and hear about the iconic tourist destination. The parents-of-three also spoke with Robin Barnett, the British ambassador to Ireland, and Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham at the event.

Since the moment she stepped off the plane, the royal has paid tribute to her host country with her outfits.

For the day's first few engagements, the 38-year-old dressed in head-to-toe green, opting for a $2,335 patterned green dress by Alessandra Rich, which she styled with an emerald green Catherine Walker coat and a matching clutch.

And for the evening's reception, the duchess swapped into yet another emerald look, a sparkly metallic gown by The Vampire's Wife. 

At the brewery, the Duke of Cambridge spoke about the "delightful" trip and Queen Elizabeth's historic trip to the country in 2011. 

"In coming to the Guinness Storehouse, we are retracing the footsteps of my grandmother, who was shown how to pour the perfect pint here in 2011," he joked.

"Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you it is not often that I find myself following the queen to a pub! But I am looking forward to testing for myself the theory that Guinness tastes even better in Ireland than overseas!"

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DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is seen during a meeting with the President of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L), and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2L), are greeted as they arrive at Dublin International Airport in Dublin on March 3, 2020 at the start of a three-day visit. (Photo by Michael CHESTER / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MICHAEL CHESTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R), and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L), disembark as they arrive at Dublin International Airport in Dublin on March 3, 2020 at the start of a three-day visit. (Photo by Michael CHESTER / various sources / AFP) (Photo by MICHAEL CHESTER/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R), and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L), disembark as they arrive at Dublin International Airport in Dublin on March 3, 2020 at the start of a three-day visit. (Photo by Derek FARRELL / POOL / AFP) (Photo by DEREK FARRELL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meet with Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne at the official presidential residence Aras an Uachtarain on March 3, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phil Noble - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a meeting with the President of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives for a meeting with the President of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a meeting with the President of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a meeting with the President of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a meeting with the President of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives for a meeting with the President of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives for a meeting with the President of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge sings a visitors book next to his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as they meet with Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne at the official presidential residence Aras an Uachtarain on March 3, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phil Noble - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C), and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L), are greeted as they arrive at Dublin International Airport in Dublin on March 3, 2020 at the start of a three-day visit. (Photo by Derek FARRELL / POOL / AFP) (Photo by DEREK FARRELL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: (L-R) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Sabina Coyne pose during a meeting at Áras an Uachtaráin on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: (L-R) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are seen petting a dog during a meeting at Áras an Uachtaráin on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is seen during a meeting with the President of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne watch as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge ring a bell during a meeting at Áras an Uachtaráin on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meet with Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne at the official presidential residence Aras an Uachtarain on March 3, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meet with Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne as they stand next to President's dog at the official presidential residence Aras an Uachtarain on March 3, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phil Noble - Pool/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Sabina Coyne are seen taking a walk during a meeting at Áras an Uachtaráin on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Ireland between Tuesday 3rd March and Thursday 5th March, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (2L), his partner Matthew Barrett (L), Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (2R) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gesture as they pose at the Government Buildings in Dublin on March 3, 2020 on the first day of their Royal Highnesses three-day visit. (Photo by PAUL FAITH / AFP) (Photo by PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images)
Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (2L), his partner Matthew Barrett (L), Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (2R) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gesture as they pose at the Government Buildings in Dublin on March 3, 2020 on the first day of their Royal Highnesses three-day visit. (Photo by PAUL FAITH / AFP) (Photo by PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2R), Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins (2L) and his wife Sabina Coyne (R) and one of their Bernese Mountain Dogs are seen at Aras an Uachtarain in Dublin on March 3, 2020 on the first day of their Royal Highnesses three-day visit. (Photo by Julien BEHAL / various sources / AFP) / MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY / POOL" (Photo by JULIEN BEHAL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2R), meet with Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins (L) and his wife Sabina Coyne (R) at the at Aras an Uachtarain in Dublin on March 3, 2020 on the first day of their Royal Highnesses three-day visit. (Photo by Julien BEHAL / JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY / POOL / AFP) / MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY / POOL" (Photo by JULIEN BEHAL/JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY / POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 03: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a commemorative wreath laying ceremony with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in the Garden of Remembrance, at Aras an Uachtarain during day one of their visit to Ireland on March 03, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The Garden is dedicated to those who gave their lives for Irish independence. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L), Ireland's President Michael D Higgins, (R) his wife Sabina (2L) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge share a light moment as they look at an art installation in the grounds of the President's residence in Phoenix Park, Dublin on March 3, 2020, on the first day of their Royal Highnesses three-day visit to Ireland. (Photo by PAUL FAITH / AFP) (Photo by PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images)
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