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.

Kate Middleton at the Jubilee Tea Party in Malaysia

The tea party followed an visit to a mosque earlier in the day (which you can read about here).

Duchess of Cambridge attends Jubilee tea party

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 competition (under 18 category).

Duchess of Cambridge in Malaysia

And here’s another picture of Kate meeting with student artists from StART, who created special “Diamond Jubilee” inspired art for the tea party.

There were a number of high profile guests at the party, including Malaysian-Chinese designer Jimmy Choo.  Here’s a picture of the pair together:

Kate Middleton meets Jimmy choo

Kate has worn a number of pieces from the Jimmy Choo brand, including the Vamp, the Cosmic, the Lovely pumps.

Jimmy Choo no longer has links with the company he started, but when asked by reporters if he’d like to design for Kate, he replied,  “‘who wouldn’t? She is the style icon of her generation”.

A few more pictures of Kate, speaking with some of the event attendees:

Duchess of Cambridge visits

Malaysian singer, songwriter, record producer, television presenter and businesswomen Siti Nurhaliza attended the tea party too.  She met with Kate and even managed to get a selfie!  Here’s a picture from Siti’s instagram:

kate's blue lace dress

Don’t they both look gorgeous?!

And Kate also met with Paralympian medalist, Hasihin Sanawi –

Duchess of Cambridge visits Malaysia

Kate’s outfit:

The Duchess of Cambridge wore an ice blue lace dress to the tea party.  It is a bespoke piece by Temperley London.

Duchess of Kate wears ice blue Temperley lace dress

Here’s another look at Kate and the dress from The Daily Mail’s Rebecca English:

kate wearing a blue lace temperley dress

Kate wore a bespoke version of Temperley London’s Aster Flower Dress from the AW12 collection.  Here we show the dress modelled on the Harrods website in black and gold:

temeperley aster flower dress

The ‘Ready to Wear’ version of the Temperley London Aster Flower dress features a boat neckline, metallic embroidery, sheer sleeves, a flared skirt and a pure silk lining.  The dress is retailing in Harrods for £1,550.00.

As you can see, Kate opted for a lighter colour palette, customising the dress to make it more suitable for the heat, occasion and location.  She opted for cool white lace overlay on an icy blue sheath.

Kate wore her hair tied up in a chic chignon, decorated with tiny pearl pins.

Kate's hair

Kate’s accessories:

Kate wore two pieces by L.K. Bennett: the Sledge pumps and Natalie straw clutch.  The Duchess regularly wears these accessories together.

Kate wore a pair of aquamarine and diamond earrings to the event.  They’re still a UFO (Unidentified Fshion Object!) but you can read an interesting discussion about the earrings over at My Small Obsessions.


  1. I much prefer it in the white and blue. Really lovely.

  2. gorgeous i love her hair. she is a strong girl and im glad she is holding her head high despite those disgusting pap photos. love you kate

  3. I desperately want that dress now…so incredibly beautiful! Does anyone know where to find a knock-off? ( :

  4. She looks so beautiful in every photo. I love that dress (not so much the price tag). Thank you so much for posting all of her styles. She is my one and only cotemporary style icon. Keep up the fantastic job!

  5. The dress is ok, a bit on the frumpy side like much of her wardrobe, and those hair buns have to go! That whole picture scandal was her fault, she should have known better than to strip naked on an open terrace facing a road and furthermore there were servants in that house some of which were attending to her and Will while they were out on that terrace. Where is her sense of descency? It is shameful really, that whole inicident really soured me on her.

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