Sunday 16th September 2012 – William and Kate waved goodbye to Sabah (the Malaysian State on the Island of Borneo) early in the morning, before heading over to Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, for the final leg of the Jubilee Tour.
Kate wore a purple wrap dress for this portion of her journey. She’s worn the piece regularly since 2002. I have no further information about the dress. Other bloggers think it looks like a Diane Von Furstenberg piece. In the first photo, you can see Kate paired the dress with her Pied-A-Terre Imperia wedges.
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.
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:
After arriving in Honiara, William and Kate attended a service at the Church of Melanesia cathedral in honour of The Queen.
Here we take a close look at Kate’s outfit:
The green and blue patterned dress is by Jonathan Saunders. It is known as the ‘Evelyn’ dress. It was from the Scottish designer’s Pre Fall 2012 collection.
The Evelyn dress was described Net-a-Porter.com as being an “aqua, white and forest-green geometric-print textured cotton-blend dress.” It features a knee-length skirt, waist tie detailing and sleeves. It retailed for $1,490 USD.
How it was described at Moda Operandi:
This graphic, basket weave printed dress features a wide neck, short raglan sleeves, slightly gathered waist with tonal, detachable self-tie belt, on-seam pockets, and a v-back
As you can see, Kate wore her Kiki McDonough ‘green amethyst’ earrings.