See all the photos of Wills and Kate on the Diamond Jubilee Tour in East Asia
Prince William and Kate Middleton have waved a royal goodbye to the Far East. The couple bid a fond farewell to the Solomon Islands, rounding off their tour of the Far East with a brief stopover in Brisbane, Australia.
Kate and Wills were only at the airport for two hours, as their jet refuelled, but that still gave the Duchess of Cambridge time for a quick outfit change. She swapped her summery, floral Project D London dress for jeans, a white jumper, Longchamp Le Pilage tote bag and a Temperley scarf. She must have heard about the chill in the air back in the UK! Those LK Bennett Sledge shoes weren’t going back in the suitcase though…
Proving she’s a multi-talented Duchess, Kate kept up with the traditional dance of Tuvalu. Dressed to fit in with the local dancers, Kate appears to have given up on the sleek blow dry, instead letting her natural curls shine through.
Getting into the spirit of the culture of Tuvalu, Kate danced with locals and even dressed in their traditional blouse, skirt and headpiece. Looking relaxed and joining in with festivities, Kate proved why she’s our favourite royal.
With the help of a local designer, the Duchess fitted in seamlessly with the native people as she touched down in Honiara with Prince William. Kate’s pretty cotton dress is reportedly from an independant designer in the area.
A closer look at Kate’s dress reveals the gorgeous pale lemon yellow hue and eyelet design. The Duchess finished off her outfit with a pair of tan wedges, which she has worn a few times throughout this tour – could they be set to take over as her favourite footwear?
Kate has showcased some fabulous summer dresses throughout the Diamond Jubilee Tour of The Far East, making us long for hot weather once again! Chosing light fabrics and flattering cuts, Kate made sure she kept her cool, even in the soaring heat.
Even the Duchess’ usually perfect blow-dry isn’t completely immune to humid weather. In the Far Eastern temperatures, Kate’s sleek hair has been replaced by natural curls – and we think she looks lovely!
Stepping out for a tour of the Cultural Village in the Solomon Islands, Kate opted for a low-key, £180 Jaeger dress and her favourite nude LK Bennett shoes. The sunny yellow hue was perfect for the exotic South Pacific island. WIlliam looked dapper as always in a navy suit and bright blue tie.
Wills and Kate were welcomed with cheers by excited villagers as they protected themselves against the humid air with black umbrellas.
Kate was unexpectedly presented with a traditional headpiece when she arrived at the Cultural Village – and was reportedly thrilled with the flowers, which were a combination of exotic frangipani and bougainvillea.
Kate looked every inch the exotic princess with her traditional floral headpiece, bright yellow dress and natural curls, proving she can look stylish all over the world.
Sporting more natural-looking hair, Kate wowed on-lookers for the Women’s Reception at the Leaf House at the Commonwealth Youth South Pacific Centre.
Prince William has made no secret of his desire to start a family with Kate, so it’s no surprise to see him beaming with children from the Soloman Islands Cultural Village.
Forget the UK high street – Kate proved her style credentials by fitting in seamlessly with a traditional dress, given to her by the couple’s Soloman Islands hosts. We love Wills’ tropical shirt as well!
Touching down in the endangered rainforest of Borneo, Kate and Wills dressed the part in safari-style shirts, grey-khaki trousers and walking boots.
Kate tied her hair up into a low ponytail to walk through the rainforest in Borneo, keeping her trademark curls in place. The couple trekked through a nature reserve to see the endangered wildlife in the forest.
Kate kept her make-up and jewellery to a minimum for her trek through the wild rainforest of Borneo. The couple were even winched on ropes 100 feet into the air to get a better look at the endangered wildlife in the area.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have arrived in Kuala Lumper, spending their first full-day visiting a local mosque before attending a formal welcome lunch. Kate’s been putting her £300 a day hairdresser to good use, debuting an elegant chignon updo to stave off the heat as she waved to waiting crowds.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge seemed relaxed as they toured As-syakirin mosque. Kate covered her head with a white chiffon scarf which matched her bespoke Beulah London silk, chiffon white dress. She also removed her LK Bennett Sledge shoes before entering the mosque as is religious protocol, revealing that even in the heat nude hosiery is a necessity.
After a short flight from Singapore, Kate and William attended a welcome gala at the Malaysian King and Queen’s palace last night. Kate looked to one of her favourite designers to provide the perfect showstopping gown – a beautiful, bespoke Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen dress complete with gold floral detailing. The royal couple chatted with the Malaysian prime minister and royal family before joining 400 guests for an English-Asian fusion dinner.
A sombre morning for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they approach the end of the first leg of their tour. Kate and William visited Singapore’s Karnji Cemetery to lay a wreath on behalf of the Queen and Prince Philip, and pay their own respects to the Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives in Asia during World War II. The royal couple took their time to wander around Karnji Cemetery’s many war graves, looking at the headstones.
In the soaring Singapore heat, Kate took cover from the beating sun under a traditional, white parasol. Her duck egg blue dress was a recycled Jenny Packham piece, previously worn at a charity sporting event in California last summer and her favourite LK Bennett nude court shoes made another appearance. The royal couple have now left Singapore for Malaysia where their nine day tour continues.
Kate Middleton is already on to her fourth Diamond Jubilee Far East tour outfit – and it’s only day two! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent the last few hours at a colourful cultural event in Singapore’s Queenstown – meeting local children, watching Chinese dragon dancers perform and visiting a council estate named after the Queen.
Kate chose a pretty, patterned skirt and top by Asian designer, Raoul and her trusty LK Bennett Sledge shoes for the outing.
With the sun shining, Prince William was obviously feeling the heat so chose to leave off the tie. The Duke and Duchess were quizzed by local schoolchildren who were keen to find out what their superhero powers would be – invincibility apparently!
Earlier in the day, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had toured Singapore’s new Rolls Royce factory. Kate made workers chuckle when she was asked to fit the last propeller blade on a new aeroplane by turning to Prince William in a strong-man style stance, showing off her arm muscles!
The Prince and Duchess toured the National Orchid Garden after a 14-hour flight from the UK. Among other plants, the royal couple were shown flowers named after Princess Diana and The Queen.
Huge crowds gathered outside the factory to catch a glimpse of the Royal couple. Many couldn’t wait to see what Kate was wearing. Flying the flag for British style once more, she chose a belted, white, broderie anglais Alexander McQueen skirt suit which was apparently designed specially for the Duchess by creative director, Sarah Burton. Kate finished the look with a pair of Stuart Weizmann cork wedges and a navy suede clutch.
For their second royal engagement of their 9-day tour, Prince William and Kate Middleton attended a State Dinner at The Istana in Singapore. Prince William inspected a Guard of Honour before the dinner, where The Duchess could be seen in another new dress. This time, Kate opted for a bold, graphic floral print and a simple shift shape.
The Prince looked dashing during his inspection of a Guard of Honour in Singapore today. Wills and Kate were met by The President of Singapore Tony Tan and his wife, before heading to a State Dinner at The Istana.
On the first leg of their 9-day Diamond Jubilee Tour of Asia and the South Pacific, Wills and Kate touched down in Singapore to visit the National Orchid Garden.
Kate choose an elegant half updo for her visit to Singapore. The Duchess kept her trademark tumbling curls, but parted her hair in the middle – a subtle change from her usual off-centre parting. Kate’s hair was styled by her personal hairdresser, hired for the tour at a cost of £300 a day.
Paying homage to the East, Kate chose a kimono-style dress from British designer Jenny Packham. Featuring a plunging neckline and demure knee-length skirt, the dusty pink dress was embroidered with pink and white orchids.
Kate accessorised her pretty pink dress with simple and timeless pearl drop earrings and her trademark kohl eyeliner and nude pout.