The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their last day of the royal visit to Pakistan at the Army Canine Centre, meeting puppies in training to detect explosives. Kate once again mixed British designers with traditional styling to create an authentic ensemble and nod to her host country. Read more about the day here.
After bad weather aborted their flight to Islamabad, the couple flew in to the city first thing in the morning. We caught a glimpse of them at the airport, with Kate choosing a new white silk kurta from Élan.
The piece will be available to buy next spring, with the price expected to be £70-£100. This is a great match for the look.
Catherine carried a black leather handbag from Smythson, the ‘Panama East West’ zip tote. Made in Italy, the bag is crafted from calf leather, in a crossgrain texture. The bag zips at the top, and features a personalisation luggage-style tag on the long drop handles. It is no longer available, and cost £650. Selfridges, however, stock quite a similar version; get one here. Thanks to @KateMiddStyle for the tip.
She teamed the look with white slim-fit trousers, and a pair of J Crew heels, the ‘Lucie’, costing £246. These 3-inch suede heels are made in Italy in a tone called ‘ashen brown’ on the site. They are available in limited sizing here, also in red and black.
Now to the event at the army canine centre. The Duchess changed, and choose Beulah London ‘Papilio’ Wool Crepe Black Coat, retailing for £675. The black ink coat is crafted from wool crepe with silk satin trim detailing around the neckline, covered buttons down the centre to the waist, and a fitted a-line shape to a midi length. The website states that: ‘10% of profits go towards putting an end to modern-day slavery.’
We have seen Kate previously wear the same style of coat though in a navy colour-way. You can purchase the coat here.
The back also features satin panels.
The Duchess of Cambridge added a simple white a-line midi length tunic under her coat, and a pair of relaxed white cotton trousers under the coat, to keep inline with cultural tradition.
The Duchess also wore a long white scarf over her left shoulder, as we have her seen do often during this tour.
Kate wore Russell & Bromley ‘Xpresso’ suede crossover flats, retailing for £195. The black suede pointed toe flat features a cross strap across the front of the foot, silver buckle closure and elastic strap for stretch when walking, with low a small stacked heel. Kate wore the same pair in blush we saw only a couple of days ago and first debuted these in India. You can purchase the shoes here. Try these to get Kate’s look, here.
The Duchess accessorised with her Accessorize gold filigree earrings. These high street branded earrings are simple hook earrings with a small intricate patterned drop in a flower shape. A pretty and effective earring style. These earrings have long since sold out.
As the Duchess is known to be quite a recycler of her outfits, it will be very interesting to see how she recycles some of the pieces she has worn on the tour into the future.
You can get Kate’s look here: