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 Anthem.
The Royal couple were then handed garland necklaces made from shell money. Each necklace is worth around £150 and takes three months to make. They’re crafted from nut shells and dolphin teeth found washed up on the shore. Here we can see a picture of Kate wearing the necklace:
Later, the couple were due to jet off to a private island resort on the island of Tavanipupu. Before boarding the waiting motor yacht, nine women entered the water waist deep to perform a traditional dance. Here we can take a look:
This concludes today’s events; William and Kate will be spending some time on the private resort away from the cameras before heading to Tuvalu tomorrow.
Kate is wearing a dark blue Mulberry dress was from the label’s 2012 Spring/Summer collection, here’s a look:
The dress features the same Broderie Anglaise detailing as Kate’s white Alexander McQueen skirt suit from day two of the tour, as you can see in the image below:
As both images show clearly, Kate is wearing her blue Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon wedges.
Above, you can also see Kate’s belt in detail, and just about make out Kate’s Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop earrings.
RepliKate this look:
I found this fab RepliKate dress at my local Marks & Spencers. It’s cotton broderie anglaise (the same material as Kate’s navy MULBERRY dress (above), white Alexander McQueen dress & the yellow dress Kate also wore the tour.) It is also a very similar shape to the yellow Jaeger dress worn by Kate on tour too. Click here to view.