One of the best parts of any royal tour is undeniably the outfits – and Kate Middleton is off to a stellar start on her visit to Pakistan with husband Prince William.
Not only did she debut a pair of £23.99 New Look heels straight off the bat, she’s now been spotted wearing earrings from Missoma, the cult brand that’s also loved by her sister-in-law Meghan, as well as many other famous faces.
Kate chose the £115 18ct gold plated Zenyu Chandelier Hoops for a day of appearances that included walking around a glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range, heading to Bumburet to meet several community-led initiatives, and visiting a settlement of the Kalash people in Northern Pakistan, to learn more about their unique heritage and traditions.
‘Dr Warren, my geography teacher, would be well impressed that I’m back at a glacier after all these years,’ William, who has a 2:1 geography degree from St Andrews university where the pair met, said as they toured the natural landscape.
Kate’s staple wardrobe for the day was a black shirt, calf-length brown skirt, flat boots and a and chic leather waistcoat, but this was frequently updated with local accessories, such as embroidered coats, a shawl and a regimental Chitral hat with peacock feathers, reminiscent of the design also given to Prince William’s mother Princess Diana on a trip to the country back in 1991.
At the Kalash settlement, the pair both wore hats – William donning the Chitral hat, and Kate swapping it for a bright braided band with vibrant pink and black features.
The Cambridges’ five-day tour of the country is ‘the most complex’ the family have ever undertaken, ‘given the logistical and security considerations,’ according to an official statement released by Kensington Palace.
However, ahead of their travel, the couple were said to be ‘looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the people of Pakistan.’