The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to India began in Mumbai on Sunday, April 10. Kate Middleton is known for her impeccable sartorial tastes, which definitely makes her a style icon of our generation. As the spotlight was on the Duchess of Cambridge, we take a look at the Duchess’s royal fashion portfolio, which was curated for the Royal Tour.
1. ARRIVAL AT THE TAJ PALACE HOTEL
The Duchess kicked off the tour of India by donning a stylish skirt and top by her reliable designer- Alexander McQueen. The three-quarter length sleeves and gathered neckline made for a demure choice, while the inverted pleat in the skirt added some interest. But it was the bold color and Indian-inspired print which was really far-out! Nude heels, her LK Bennett Sledge pumps are a must-pack for any Middleton trip. Her Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings were bold enough not to get lost in her locks which were kept loose and bouncy.Kate does a great line in clutch bags, on this occasion carrying the Curvy Clutch from Russell and Bromley – a new bag for the Duchess.
2. PLAYING CRICKET IN MUMBAI
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a dress by Anita Dongre, one of India’s most well-known designers, the floaty Gulrukh Tunic Dress, comfortable for a walk through the slums in the heat, then a game of cricket with children in the park. Kate’s wedges from Monsoon complemented her look.
3. GALA DINNER HOSTED BY BOLLYWOOD
The Royal Couple rubbed elbows with Bollywood stars at a charity gala organized to raise funds for the organizations Kate and William met with earlier in the day. The Duchess of Cambridge’s gown is by Jenny Packham with hand beading done in India.She paired the bright dress with matching earrings by Indian jeweler Amrapali.
4. AT MAHATMA GANDHI MUSEUM
On Monday, the Duchess and Prince William visited Gandhi Smiriti, a Mahatma Gandhi museum in New Delhi. The Duchess wore a fit and flare wool crepe dress by Emilia Wickstead which had cute detailing with its Peter Pan collar and double pockets. Kate wore her hair down, but styled them in such a way that her Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings were on display. She teamed this 50s style swing dress with a Mulberry Bayswater clutch, seemingly in blush pink suede heels by Rupert Sanderson to complete the day’s style in elegance.
5. CELEBRATING THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY
Kate wore an Indian-inspired gown by Temperley London for a garden party honoring the Queen’s 90th birthday in New Delhi. The intricately embroidered two piece comes from the label’s SS16 collection, with the Delphia embroidered silk-organza maxi skirt and with the cropped embroidered tulle top in pastel pink. Kate carried a black hard clutch, which the fashion police believe to be a Prada creation.
6. CHARITY VISIT TO DELHI STREET CHILDREN
Middleton donned a lace-up printed maxi dress by Glamorous and nude flats as the royal couple visited a contact center run by the charity Salaam Baalak that provides aid to homeless children in New Delhi. Kate’s hair was loosely twisted back into a half-up style, showing off her Accessorize Filigree Bead Short Drop earrings which already look to be a perfect choice for this tour.
7. LUNCH WITH INDIA’S PRIME MINISTER
William and Kate joined Prime Minister NarendraModi for lunch at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. The Duchess wore a mid-length Temperley London dress in jade green cotton, an elegant choice, its high neck and lace style detail in keeping with styles which Kate has worn in the past as well. She paired the ensemble with nude heels and a matching clutch (both by L.K.Bennett). Her intricately styled hair showed off her Kiki McDonough oval drop earrings perfectly.
8. VISIT TO THE PANBARI RESERVE FOREST, KAZIRANGA
Middleton sported a floral dress in rosy hue with black details by Topshop as she visited the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) at Panbari reserve forest in Kaziranga to feed baby elephants. She accessorized with black wedges and chandelier earrings.
9. AT THE BIHU FESTIVAL
The Duchess of Cambridge (alongside her husband) wore a printed Anna Sui dress and Dune London wedges to watch traditional dancing by the fireside during the Bihu Festival, a local harvest festival, at Diphlu River Lodge.
10. SAFARI IN THE KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK
The Duchess kept things casual in a polka dot button-down, dark skinnies and an embroidered scarf as her and Prince William prepared to leave on a safari in Kaziranga National Park on day 4 of the royal visit.