Kate Middleton flies flag for the High Street in 175 Reiss Shola dress

Kate Middleton flies flag for the High Street in 175 Reiss Shola dress

The tanned Duchess of Cambridge blew Michelle Obama out of the water

7:17 PM on 25th May 2011

Queen of the High Street: Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, with First Lady Michelle Obama

Queen of the High Street: Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, with First Lady Michelle Obama

 Second outfit: Mrs Obamas 815 dress by London designer Roksanda IlincicFirst lady: Michelle

Second outfit: Mrs Obama’s 815 dress by London designer Roksanda Ilincic, left, was an improvement on her “too prom and girl” Barbara Tfank creation, right

Big guns: Samantha CameronBig guns: Samantha Cameron

Something borrowed: Sam Cameron in the 2,360 dress by Peter Pilotto and she also wore 455 python print Jimmy Choo heels

First couples: The Camerons greet the Obamas in Downing Street

First couples: The Camerons greet the Obamas in Downing Street

Prudent princess in 175 dress shows wife of President and PM that style doesn”t need to cost a lot

High street vs. designer: The Duchess of Cambridge in her 175 Reiss dress and Michelle Obama in British designer Barbara TfankDouble take: Michelle Obama changed into a plum-coloured dress before meeting up with Samantha Cameron

High Street vs designer: The Duchess of Cambridge in Reiss and Michelle Obama in Barbara Tfank (left). The U.S. First Lady then changed into Roksanda Ilincic to meet Samantha Cameron who was wearing Peter Pilotto

On sale, but not for long: The 175 Reiss dress Catherine was wearing is bound to sell out soon, so many people tried to buy it this afternoon the website crashed

On sale, but not for long: The 175 Reiss dress Catherine was wearing is bound to sell out soon, so many people tried to buy it this afternoon the website crashed

Sartorially similar: It

Sartorially similar: It”s never a good idea to dress like an 85-year-old but Michelle Obama and the Queen both wore pale blue floral print dresses

Another windy moment: Michelle Obama must have been remembering her Jedward moment yesterday as the Queen

Another windy moment: Michelle Obama must have been remembering her Jedward moment yesterday as the Queen”s outfit fares better in a gale

First couples: Michelle changed into a plum Roksanda Ilincic dress after lunch, while Samantha Cameron wore Australian designer Peter Pilotto

First couples: Michelle changed into Roksanda Ilincic dress, while Samantha Cameron wore Peter Pilotto

Close friends: Michelle Obama

Close friends: Michelle Obama”s dress had a beautiful neckline and Samantha Cameron”s had unusual white panelling