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Kate Middleton has further cemented her prowess in diplomatic dressing as she joined Prince William in the Caribbean this week.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, a mix of vintage and custom pieces, as she opted to dress in the colours of the Belize and Jamaica flag for her visit to the commonwealth countries
As well as wearing items from her favourite designers including Vampire’s Wife and Roksanda, she also sported jewellery from a Jamaican designer.
The royal also showed she can dress up and down, sporting a vintage suit, as well as summer dresses and even khaki trousers and a white T-shirt for a Lara Croft inspired look.
Here, FEMAIL breaks down every look worn by the Duchess of Cambridge this week.
LANDING IN BELIZE IN COLOURS OF THE FLAG
The Duchess of Cambridge cut a chic figure in a royal blue dress and matching purse, while the Duke looked smart in a grey suit and tie as they received a warm official welcome at the Belize airport
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Philip S. W Goldson International Airport, Belize City
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meeting the Prime Minister of Belize Johnny Briceno and wife Rossana, at the Laing Building, Belize City, as they begin their tour of the Caribbean on behalf of the Queen to mark her Platinum Jubilee
William and Kate were greeted on the tarmac by Governor-General Froyla Tzalam and later met Belizean Prime Minister Johnny Briceno
Kate touched down on her trip in a bright blue outfit by designer Jenny Packham while William opted for a light-blue coloured suit as they arrived at Belize City Airport in an RAF Voyager jet to kick off their tour.
In a nod to the Belize flag, she wore a gorgeous cobalt blue lace dress by Jenny Packham with Emmy London’s ‘Rebecca’ pumps in the same shade.
The Duchess also carried a scallop trim clutch bag.
It’s not the first time Kate has worn this vibrant shade having sported it recently at the Commonwealth Day Service.
VISIT CACAO FARM IN BELIZE
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a family-run cacao farm on the second day of their Caribbean tour – with the couple later showing off their dance moves much to the delight of Belize crowds
To add an extra touch of blue, Kate donned £55 statement blue textile earrings from trendy French brand Sézane
The couple began their tour of the chocolate production at the firm’s 10-acre farm, one of a number of plots they cultivate, and were shown the cocoa trees laden with fruit
The Duchess of Cambridge once again showed she’s mastered the art by donning the colours of Belize’s flag on day two of her Caribbean tour with Prince William.
William and Kate kicked off the second date of their tour by indulging their love of music and chocolate as they were shown around the Maya cacao farm in the coastal town of Hopkins.
Literal dressing involves turning up at an event and taking the theme of the occasion very literally, such as turning up to a sailing event in a nautical blouse or at Wimbledon in tennis-whites inspired chic as Kate has done.
Dressing like the Belize flag, Kate donned a £500 red and blue floral midi-dress by Tory Burch, the colours of Belize’s flag, for the occasion.
She finished off her look with a fan-shaped clutch bag by British designer Anya Hindmarch, which she had recycled from a look during her tour of Canada with William back in 2011.
And to add an extra touch of blue, she donned £55 statement blue textile earrings from trendy French brand Sézane.
And she recycled her trusty nude platform wedges by Stuart Weitzman, her go-to footwear for any summery events or outings.
VISITED THE ANCIENT MAYAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF CARACOL
With her long brunette hair, simple white t-shirt and figure-hugging khaki trousers, Kate Middleton bore more than a passing resemblance to Lara Croft as she joined Prince William on a visit to an ancient Mayan site in Belize yesterday
The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, switched her polished looks for a practical John Lewis top, £70 khaki trousers from Dutch brand G-Star RAW and £57 Superga 2750 trainers for the visit to the structure known as the ‘sky palace’
Later in the day the couple took part in a jungle survival skills lesson with the British Army Training Support Unit
The British Army has maintained a presence in Belize since its independence. Currently the British Army Training Support Unit in Belize enables close country and tropical environment training to troops
With her long brunette hair, simple white T-shirt and figure-hugging khaki trousers, Kate Middleton bore more than a passing resemblance to Lara Croft as she joined Prince William on a visit to an ancient Mayan site in Belize.
The Duchess of Cambridge switched her polished looks for a practical John Lewis top, £70 khaki trousers from Dutch brand G-Star RAW and £57 Superga 2750 trainers for the visit to the structure known as the ‘sky palace’.
The look – and adventurous itinerary – prompted royal fans to say Kate was channelling Lara Croft, a character brought to life on screen by Angelina Jolie in the films Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Rider: The Temple Of Life.
Showing she can also dress up to, later in the day Kate sported a £2,500 custom pink gown by British designer Vampire’s Wife for an evening reception in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which she paired with silver heeled sandals and a Mayan embroidered clutch bag, in a nod to her surroundings.
Kate, 40, dressed in the floor-length £2,500 pink gown by the British designer for an evening reception in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which she paired with silver heeled sandals and a Mayan embroidered clutch bag
Dazzle like Kate in a metallic dress by The Vampire’s Wife
The Duchess of Cambridge has been providing plenty of style inspiration during her trip to Belize.
And her latest look is no exception – take a look at this stunning dress by The Vampire’s Wife! Created in iridescent silk-chiffon, this number features a demure silhouette, playful ruffle trim and metallic finish, making it ideal for any special occasion.
Kate completed her look with a Mayan embroidered clutch, Jimmy Choo ‘Mimi’ sandals and earrings by O’nitaa.
There’s no doubt she is a big fan of The Vampire’s Wife, having worn a very similar dress while visiting Dublin in 2020. We have spotted Princess Beatrice, Margot Robbie, Claire Foy and Gillian Anderson wearing these coveted designs too.
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She partnered the floor-length organza gown, named the Light Sleeper dress, with gold disc diamanté drop earrings and a natural make-up look
The Duchess of Cambridge swapped her khaki jungle outfit for a floor-length shimmering gown by royal favourite designer The Vampire’s Wife on the third day of her Belize trip with her husband Prince William
She partnered the floor-length organza gown, her own take on the Light Sleeper dress, with gold disc diamanté drop earrings and a natural make-up look.
The Vampire’s Wife, which was launched by former model Suzie Cave in 2014, is famed for pretty prairie dresses infused with a dose of gothic glam – and are loved by the royals including Kate who previously wore one of the label’s gowns in Dublin during a three-day tour of Ireland in March 2020.
The royal previously cut a relaxed figure when climbing Belize’s most spectacular Mayan ruins alongside the Duke of Cambridge.
The Duchess swept her lengthy brunette locks behind her shoulders for the occasion, showing off the full pink glittering gown and her dangling Onitaa earrings in all their glory.
The earrings, which had a small circle attached to the ear and a second patterned circle hanging off them – were made of uncut crystal stones.
Onitaa are a South Asian luxury couture label, which also design bridal wear and other jewellery. The fashion house have a store in London’s Chelsea.
The Duchess last wore the jewels when visiting Pakistan in October 2019.
FLIGHT TO JAMAICA
Prince William and Kate are seen at Philip S. W Goldson International Airport as they depart Belize and board a flight to Jamaica during their tour of the Caribbean
When setting off for Jamaica from Belize , the royal sported a a vintage red Yves Saint Laurent jacket (pictured) she bought while studying at the University of St Andrews, where she met Prince William two decades ago.
After her whirlwind day in Jamaica, the Duchess of Cambridge still found time to showcase her fashion credentials with three outfit changes in quick succession.
As she departed Belize for Jamaica, the royal sported a a vintage red Yves Saint Laurent jacket she bought while studying at the University of St Andrews, where she met Prince William two decades ago.
She then changed into a custom Roksanda dress in the yellow of the Jamaican flag when touching down in the country alongside Prince William.
The bespoke piece, featuring a wrap top and a billowing skirt, appears to have been inspired by the £1,095 Brigitte midi dress in marigold by the designer label. Kate’s has been designed with short sleeves, but a sleeveless version is available.
The Duchess of Cambridge pictured smiling at the Governor Generals office at the British High Commission building in Kingston
Kate smiled as she wore a dress in the colour of Jamaican yellow with a white clutch bag and heels shortly after departing the aircraft
Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, leave the RAF Voyager aircraft at Norman Manley International Airport as they continue their tour of the Caribbean
The Cambridges’ pictured as they step off their plane after touching down at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston
Showcasing her love of diplomatic dressing again with the yellow garment, the mother-of-three teamed the statement piece with Aquazzura white heels, featuring gold stripe cut-outs.
For outfit number three, Kate changed into a striped coral and turquoise piece, believed to be a £369 print dress from Willow Hilson Vintage – a Cheltenham-based boutique – for a visit to Trench Town – the birthplace of reggae music.
Her dress had a square neckline, but spaghetti straps and a shawl are also available.
She finished off her look with sandy-coloured wedge shoes and a bangle by Jamaican designer Lashawndla Bailey-Miller.
The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a dress featuring the turquoise hue of the Caribbean Sea paired with a bangle by a local designer on the fourth day of her Caribbean tour with Prince William.
Kate swapped her yellow dress for a striped coral and turquoise piece, believed to be a £369 print dress from Willow Hilson Vintage – a Cheltenham-based boutique. She coupled the look with sandy-coloured wedged shoes
She finished off her look with and a bangle by Jamaican designer Lashawndla Bailey-Miller.