Kate Middleton showed 'sartorial prowess' with colourful and stylish royal tour wardrobe

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Kate Middleton showed 'sartorial prowess' with colourful and stylish royal tour wardrobe

In spite of some PR gaffes, including a picture of Prince William and Kate shaking hands with the Jamaican people through a wire fence, one thing o

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In spite of some PR gaffes, including a picture of Prince William and Kate shaking hands with the Jamaican people through a wire fence, one thing on the tour that could not be faulted was the Duchess of Cambridge’s impeccable style. On the eight-day tour of Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas, Kate wore a series of old and new pieces showcasing the best of British designers.

9Honey’s royal reporter Natalie Oliveri noted Kate’s “diplomatic dressing”, as she carefully dressed to match the national colours of each country the Duke and Duchess were visiting.

Yet she chose not to wear clothes by any local designers, as she has done on previous tours of Pakistan, Denmark, India, Canada and Australia.

Upon touching down in Belize, Kate emerged from the plane in a royal blue Jenny Packham outfit.

The theme of blue was echoed in her more casual sundress the next day, which was by Tory Birch and was red, white and blue in honour of the Belize flag.

Kate was dressed casually for a visit to the Caracol archaeological site, in khaki G-Star Raw skinny jeans, a white t-shirt and Superga trainers – an appropriate outfit for exploring in the jungle.

In a formal evening reception at the Mayan ruins of Cahal Pech, she stunned in a metallic pink evening gown, accessorised with an embroidered clutch by Belizean label Maya.

Upon leaving Belize, Kate rocked a vintage red YSL jacket teamed with white wide-leg trousers, however by the time the plane landed in Jamaica she had slipped on a bright yellow Roksanda dress, echoing the yellow in the Jamaican flag.

For the rest of her and William’s time in Jamaica Kate wore a variety of bright colours, including a vintage patterned 1950s style dress playing football in Trench Town, a white trouser suit and orange blouse for a visit to Shortwood Teacher College and a bespoke emerald green Jenny Packham ball gown worn with her Royal Family Order and GCVO Star insignia.

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She donned a more casual shorts and polo top for a sailing regatta, where she was unfortunately bested by her husband in the race.

Summery pastel colours were theme of her time in the Bahamas, as she wore a mint green Self Portrait dress while out and about in the rain, a sky blue ball gown by Phillipa Lepley at the Governor General’s reception and a pale pink Rixo dress while visiting Abaco, a place still dealing with the fallout of Hurricane Dorian.

Her final dress, a floral yellow and white outfit by Alessandra Rich, even drew comparisons to Princess Diana’s style in the 1980s.



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