A duchess pays sartorial homage to Pakistan

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit a school on October 15, 2019 in Islamabad, Pakistan. (Getty Images)

During their five-day royal tour of Pakistan, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge made a statement, like always, by donning outfits in vibrant colors and paying sartorial homages to the country’s traditional dress — from green looks that nod to the Pakistani flag to bright blue ones accessorized with ornate jewelry. 

Upon arrival, Middleton, in an ode to the salwar kameez, stepped off the plane in a blue ombré dress with a draped neckline and matching pants by Catherine Walker, said to be one of her favorite British designers. Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana, wore a similar style in the same color when she visited the country in 1991.

The next day Middleton visited the Islamabad Model College for Girls in a tunic and pants, this time opting for a traditional kurta, which featured a collarless shirt. She paired the look with a matching dupatta by Pakistani designer Maheen Khan and beige shoes.

Then for a meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, she changed into an emerald green coat dress, again by Walker, over cream pants from Pakistani designer Maheen Khan. She also wore dark green pumps, a matching clutch, a printed scarf by Satrangi and earrings by Pakistani jewelry designer Zeen.

Arriving in a rickshaw for a special reception at the Pakistan Monument in Islamabad, Middleton wore an emerald sequin column gown by Jenny Packham and earrings by Onitaa, sourced from Pakistan. Prince William matched his wife, wearing a traditional green sherwani by Pakistani designer Naushemian.

The two were also spotted playing cricket.

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