Archives for September 2012

Day Seven: Kate wears “Midnight Blue” Mulberry dress in Marau

After spending all morning meeting different people around Honiara, Kate and William flew out to Marau: After alighting the plane, the royal couple were met with spear-carrying tribesmen covered in white war paint.  The tribesmen stood on guard, and only stood at ease once instructed by the chief of the Tetekanji area, who declared the couple friendly. This is a traditional greeting ceremony on Marau. After, the Duke and Duchess saw, and joined in with, a choir singing the National … [Read more...]

Day Seven: Tour of Solomon Islands continues; Kate in yellow Jaeger Dress

Day seven of the royal tour kicked off today with a visit by Will and Kate to the Prime Minister’s cabinet in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands.  The couple were each given a traditional necklace by the Prime Minister.  Here we can see an image of the couple wearing their new gift: … [Read more...]

Day Six: Will and Kate wear traditional dress for Island Feast on Solomon Islands

William and Kate spent the sixth day of the royal tour in Honiara, Solomon Islands today. After a colourful welcome and a service at the city’s cathedral, the couple retired to their hotel room. That evening they attended a traditional Island Feast at the Governor-General’s official residence. The royal couple were entertained by pan pipers wearing grass skirts, white body paint and beads around their heads. During the feast, Kate was overheard chatting to the Governor-General’s wife Lady … [Read more...]

Day Six: Will and Kate leave Sabah and travel to the Solomon Islands

Leaving Sabah: Will and Kate left Sabah (the Malaysian State on the Island of Borneo) early on Sunday morning, before heading over to Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, for the final leg of their 2012 tour. Kate’s wearing a black and pink/purple wrap dress that she was first photographed wearing to a party at St. Andrews University in 2002. YES, 10 Years Ago! She wore the dress again quite recently in 2005.  With thanks to Elizabeth C on What Kate Wore for the … [Read more...]

Days Four and Five: Will and Kate arrive in Sabah before visiting the rainforest

Day Four:  Evening Reception - In the evening on day four of the royal tour, Kate and William left Kuala Lumpur by plane and arrived at Kota Kinabalu in Sabah a short while later.  Sabah is a Malaysian State on the island of Borneo. The couple attended a reception hosted by the Sabah State Government. During the reception, Prince William and Kate wore traditional beaded jewellery, which they were given at the airport upon arrival.  With thanks to Instagram user Cathj88 (via HRH Duchess Kate … [Read more...]

Day Four: Kate wears blue lace Temperley dress for Diamond Jubilee tea party

On September 14th 2012, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a Diamond Jubilee party at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Kuala Lumpur. The tea party followed an visit to a mosque earlier in the day (which you can read about here). The High Commission of Malaysia held a contest prior to the royal visit, two lucky winners were able to attend the event to meet William and Kate.  Here's the royal couple meeting with Ashikin, the winner of the Ultimate Royal-Tea … [Read more...]

Day Four: Kate wears Beulah London dress in Malaysia and dons headscarf for visit to mosque

Welcome back to our round-up of the Royal Jubilee Tour 2012.  This morning, Kate and William’s tour of Malaysia continued with a “cultural event” at the As Syakirin Mosque, an Islamic place of worship located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre.  Here we see William and Kate at the mosque: Kate and William removing their shoes at the mosque As you can see in the photo above, in accordance with Islamic practices, both Kate and William removed their shoes in the mosque.  Kate also covered her hair … [Read more...]

Day Three: Kate stuns in Alexander McQueen gown at official dinner held by His Majesty The Agong at Istana Negara

After spending time at the hospice in Malaysia earlier in the day, Kate and William headed back to their hotel for a few hours before emerging ready for a state dinner held by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (The King) of Malysia at the Istana Negara - the Malay National Palace. During the dinner, both Kate and William were presented with gifts from the King and Queen.  William was given a gold encrusted Malay warrier’s sword known as a Kris.  Kate was presented with a black pair of lace peep … [Read more...]

Will and Kate’s final day in Singapore; couple head to Malaysia where Duchess gives first overseas speech

The royal couple’s final day in Singapore ended on quite a solemn note with a visit to the Kranji Commonwealth War Crematory where a wreath was laid by William and Kate on behalf of The Queen and Prince Philip. … [Read more...]

Day Two: Kate wears favourite Erdem for reception at Eden Hall, Singapore

After spending this morning touring both Gardens by the Bay and the Rolls Royce factory, and then this afternoon visiting Queenstown, Kate and William retired to their hotel room for several hours before emerging this evening ready for a reception at Eden Hall, the British High Commissioners' residence. … [Read more...]

Day Two: Kate changes into geometric print skirt and top from Singapore-based designer RAOUL

After spending the morning touring Gardens by the Bay and the Rolls Royce factory, the royal couple went on to visit Queenstown, a residential area in Singapore named after Queen Elizabeth II. However, before arriving, Kate changed outfits, once again opting for a Singapore-based designer. In Queenstown, the royal duo watched a number of cultural performances before visiting the Rainbow Center, a school for children with Autism and special needs. Karasi Chandramogan (currykarasi on … [Read more...]

Day Two: Kate showcases British favourite Alexander McQueen in Singapore

On day two of the 2012 Jubilee Tour the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay project, known as the “horticultural sanctuary in the heart of the city”. The project is a huge park spanning over 250 acres of reclaimed land in central Singapore. The Singapore government financed this project with the aim to transform Singapore into a “City in a Garden.”  The hope is to enhance quality of life by improving the flora and fauna in the city. Here we can see a … [Read more...]

Day One: Kate wears purple and white print dress by locally-born designer Prabal Gurung for State Dinner

After this afternoon’s arrival in Singapore and a whistle-stop tour of the Botanic Gardens, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rushed back to their hotel room to change outfits before attending at welcoming ceremony, reception and state dinner at the Istana Presidential Palace. The first task on the itinerary was an inspection of the guard; Prince William sprung into action while Kate watched from the sidelines.  We share some excellent photographs taken by Paul Harrison … [Read more...]

Day One: Will and Kate arrived in Singapore for Jubilee tour, then visited Botanic Gardens

Today the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Changi International Airport in Singapore to kick off day one of their royal tour on behalf of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  The couple were running about 15 minutes late at the airport, before they quickly rushed over to Singapore Botanic Gardens where an orchid was named "Vanda William Catherine" in their honour. While visiting the Botanic Gardens, William and Kate viewed an orchid that was named after the late Princess Diana;  the … [Read more...]