Members of the media thoroughly enjoyed the reception. Sky News reporter Paul Harrison described his meeting with the Cambridge's.
Sky newsreader Eamonn Holmes described the couple as 'stunning'.
Daily Express writer Richard Palmer described Kate as very 'self assured'.
Majesty Magazine's Joe Little thought Kate was 'delightful'.
While the reception had a gathering of many senior royals, In my very biased opinion, Duchess Kate stole the show. She looked beautiful in a stunning green Mulberry dress. The Bright Cabbage Peace&Love Jacquard plated dress is currently selling for $2200. The eye catching dress has trees and peace symbols. With it's peter pan collar and midi length it is being hailed as one of her most on trend looks. Members of the media felt the 'peace and love' themed dress was a tongue in cheek message to them to continue playing nice :) It is described as
"Prim and proper with a Mulberry twist. The full pleated shirt dress will not let you blend into the crowd. A shirt style dress with Peter Pan collar and front pleats, the buttoned up look is kept contemporary and cute with metal mock buckle waist belt and a silk jacquard Peace and Love motif. Bright cabbage dress in 100% silk".
From the Mulberry fall campaign. (With many thanks to What Kate Wore)
Other pieces from the Mulberry 'Peace and Love' collection that Kate might like including her dress in black.
Duchess Kate was wearing her charm bracelet and said she was very proud of William! While the fashion elite love Kate's dress most fans of Kate do not think it is one of her best looks. What about you? Unfortunately no full length photos have surfaced, If they do I'll add them immediately.
Sources (Daily Mail, Mulberry, Twitter, What Kate Wore, Socialite.com)