Kate Middleton Just Stepped Out in the Prettiest Summer Tea Dress, and Yes, We Want It

Kensington Palace has just released never-before-seen photos of The Duchess of Cambridge embarking on her first project as the new patron of the Royal Photographic Society. Her role was announced in June, with the duchess following in the footsteps of the queen, who held the position for 67 years. Kate celebrated the news by attending a workshop run by both the RPS and Action For Children, another organization of which she is patron, and she looked radiant as she arrived at Warren Park in Kingston, England, dressed in a pretty 1930s-style printed tea dress and espadrille wedges.

Kate was obviously keen to take advantage of the warm weather and give one of her most summery looks a spin. Having had to wrap up warm on recent royal engagements, the UK's impending heatwave offered her a chance to finally whip out a pair of Castaner espadrilles (a style both sister Pippa and sister-in-law Meghan love), which she teamed with a beautiful belted midi dress with fluted sleeves and a ruffled hem. Keep reading for a closer look at her chic Summer style.