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 purple wrap dress

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 information!

Here’s another look at Kate leaving Sabah, with thanks to @ecilamathew Twitter (via HRH Duchess Kate blog):

kate in a purple wrap print dress

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Kate wore her ‘natural’ coloured Pied A Terre Imperia wedges with the purple wrap dress. It’s too difficult to make out which bag Kate is carrying, though I’d assume it’s the Longchamp bag from yesterday.

Arriving at the Solomon Islands:

After spending a couple of hours on the plane, Kate got changed ready for her visit to the Solomon Islands. Obviously, the Solomon Islands are part of the Commonwealth, so the islanders came out in force to give a joyous welcome to their future King and Queen.

kate wears and blue and green check dress in SI

Courtesy @RE_DailyMail, Twitter

At the airport, the royal couple boarded a traditional war canoe that was built onto an open-topped Toyota van, which then drove onto the capital Honiara. From the van, William and Kate waved to the crowds of well-wishers who lined the streets for the visit:

duke duchess canoe

Courtesy @SPerryPeopleMag, Twitter

After arriving in Honiara, William and Kate attended a service at the Church of Melanesia cathedral in honour of The Queen.

Before we discuss Kate’s outfit, we’ll take another look at our favourite Duchess courtesy of @RE_DailyMail on Twitter:

kate dress solomon islands

Kate’s outfit:

Here we take a close look at Kate, her dress, her shoes, her earrings and her clutch bag:

kate middleton's outfit at Solomon Islands

Kate’s green and blue patterned dress by Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders, and it is known as the “Evelyn.”   Charlotte from HRH Duchess Kate Blog quickly found the dress this morning, before the media had even released any information!  Go Charlotte!

The printed dress is made from a ‘cotton blend’ and retails for $1,490 on Net-a-Porter and $1,302.00 from Matches. Click the images below to view the dresses in more detail:

The Evelyn dress is described as being an “aqua, white and forest-green geometric-print textured cotton blend dress.” It is fully lined and it comes with a detachable tie belt.

Kate paired her dress with the mystery clutch bag we saw her carry on day one of the tour, plus her off white patent L.K. Bennett Sledge shoes.  As you can see, Kate is wearing her Kiki McDonough ‘green amethyst’ earrings.

Later today:

Later this evening the couple will attend a traditional Island Feast outdoors, hosted by the Governor-General at his official residence.   According to journalists, Kate will be wearing a dress that she only tried on an hour before the event.  We’re assuming it’s a gift, or some kind of local dress?

Kate Middleton Dress Solomon Islands

We look forward to seeing it!

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  1. Both Singapore and Malaysia are also part of the Commonwealth—the Solomon Islands and Tuvalua have the Queen as head of State.

  2. Hi,
    I love this dress! Do you know if this dress is for sale? And if it s, how much and where can i get it?


  3. And where can I get the second dress too?

  4. We pay our heavy taxes and the royals spend our money buying expensive outfits, but they prefer to go naked. They are the biggest takers of welfare state benefits. Kate is a disgrace!!!!

  5. I’m absolutely agree with Ann. kate is a disgrace!!!!!!!!

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