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The fairytale princess: Kate glitters in glamorous gold at opulent state dinner in Malaysia

Friday, September 14, 2012
By REBECCA ENGLISH ROYAL CORRESPONDENT IN KUALA LUMPUR

Fairytale princess: William and Kate arrive at an official dinner given by His Majesty The Agong at his official residence. The Duchess is pictured, right, with the King's wife

Glittering in gold, the Duchess of Cambridge dazzled in a stunning gown tonight as she attended a lavish dinner thrown by the rulers of Malaysia.
She and her husband, Prince William, were guests at the opulent Istana Negara Palace in Kuala Lumpur at the start of a four day visit to the country.
In line with religious protocol Kate kept the tops of her arms covered and wore a floor length dress.

Guests of honour: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sign a visitors book before entering the Istana Negara, in Kuala Lumpur

The Duchess of Cambridge signs the visitors' book, left, before the couple were led into the heavily-brocaded Seri Mahkota Hall or audience room

VIP line-up: The Royal couple stood out because they towered over their Malaysian hosts. Kate's exquisitely embroidered white Alexander McQueen dress featured the Malaysian flower, hibiscus, in gold detail

But she still stood out - not just because of her exquisitely embroidered white Alexander McQueen dress, which featured the Malaysian flower, hibiscus, in gold detail - but because she towered over her hosts in four inch satin heels.
The couple were guests of His Majesty The Agong, Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Abdul, Halim Mu'adzam Shah of Kedah, and his wife Her Majesty The Queen, Raja Persaisuri Agong, Tuanku Haminah binti Hamidun.

After a few minutes polite chat William and Kate moved to another room where they received gifts, including a gold encrusted Malay warrior's sword known as a kris

The king's title literally translates as He Who Is Made Lord, Paramount Ruler or His Conqueror Majesty The Supreme Lord of the Federation.
The couple were first invited to sign a visitor's book before walking into heavily brocaded Seri Mahkota Hall or audience room.
As they waited for their hosts to arrive William and Kate chatted with the Prime Minister and his wife.

For Kate there was a pair of black lace peep toe shoes, left, by the Malaysian equivalent of Jimmy Choo with a glittering diamante clutch bag and a Batik dress, right

Kate spoke admiringly of the opulent palace, saying:'It is beautiful, those chandeliers are wonderful. It's amazing.'
Asked about her speech today the Duchess said:'I was so nervous and I am very glad that it over with.
'There was an amazing atmosphere.'
She also referred to a stunning display of fruit offered to them earlier in the day.
'We certainly didn't expect that, it was a real shock to us!' She laughed.
Admiring the ladies' outfits, William joked: 'I've got my heels on tonight.'
He then told the minister: 'I'm tired. It's the jet lag that is hardest.
'We go on from here to the Solomon Islands and then Tuvalu, have you ever been there? Me neither. Tuvalu is one of the smallest and most remote places on earth.

Royalty meets royalty: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sit with His Majesty The Agong and his wife at the Malaysian leader's official residence, the Istana Negara

'We hope to do some fishing and snorkelling. - am very interested in the coral and whale sharks. I have dived with them before and although they are huge, they are very docile creatures - not like jaws!'
When the King and Queen arrived, Kate elegantly offered each of them a low curtsey.
William proceeded to chat with the King while Kate stooped as she exchanged pleasantries with his wife.

Pictorial tribute: Britain's own Monarch was also honoured in a series of photographs which highlighted the friendship between the Queen and Malaysia's King

In Malaysia's constitutional monarchy, the role of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is largely ceremonial, although he does appoint the Prime Minister from among elected members of Parliament,
The current Agong, aged 83, has ruled since December 2011 after he was elected by the Conference of Rulers, the second time he has taken the throne.
He is the first ruler to hold the position twice, as well as the oldest elected to the office.
His Istana Negara palace at Jalan Duta only finished last year.
Earlier in the day, the Royal couple visited a hospice in Kuala Lumpur where the Duchess gave her first speech on foreign soil - about the importance of palliative care.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pose with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, second from right, and his wife Rosmah Mansor during a luncheon in Putrajaya

Earlier in the day, William and Kate found themselves confronted with a huge platter of local fruits (left) during a luncheon in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Pictured (right) is the Duke and Duchess with the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, second from left, and his wife Rosmah Mansor

source: dailymail