26th March 2022—The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their last day in The Bahamas with engagements in Abaco, a chain of islands and barrier cays in the north of the country. They’re part of the country’s 700 (yes, 700!) islands.
The couple visited Abaco to hear from people impacted by Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the region in 2019. The hurricane damaged 75% of homes across the chain of islands and resulted in the tragic loss of life. William and Kate met with those who assisted with—and are still assisting with—recovery efforts.
The first engagement of the day took place at Daystar Evangelical Church in Dundastown. Here, the couple saw the hurricane damage for themselves. They also met with people whose lives were affected by the devastation of the storm and those who are rebuilding the church.
Next, the pair visited Abaco’s Memorial Wall. Here, they laid a wreath in recognition of those who lost their lives during Hurricane Dorian.
The couple enjoyed a Fish Fry during their third and final engagement in Abaco. They sampled Bahamian cuisine and watched a cooking demonstration. Kate had a go at making a Bahamian conch salad and sampled it after.
Before leaving Abaco, William and Kate conducted a walkabout. There was a very relaxed atmosphere as the couple walked around, chatting with locals.
About Kate’s pink dress & accessories::
The midi-length pleated shirt dress features a hand-painted marble zebra print design. RIXO call it a “Hepburn-esque” design.
The garment is made from FSC-certified rayon, and features three-quarter length puff sleeves, a button-down shirt-style bodice, a relaxed collar and a pleated skirt. The design also has a fitted hip panel, which gives it a unique look.
Holly Willoughby (a name my readers in the UK will be familiar with) wore the dress in blue, earlier this year. I’ve often thought Kate and Holly share a similar taste in clothing. I believe Holly also has an affinity for Gianvito Rossi 105 pumps!
Kate wore her Castañer Carina wedges with the pretty pink dress. She wears the 80mm heel height in the colour ‘Toasted.’
The shoes feature thin straps that crisscross at the ankle and a high wedged heel made from jute. The shoes are part of Castañer’s Icon collection.
The Duchess has worn the shoes on seven public engagements prior to this.
The earrings have been crafted from Sterling Silver and plated with 14k gold. They’re from Nadia Irena’s Gorgonians collection, inspired the sea fan, a type of coral. The earrings are currently out of stock on Nadia’s website. They should return in mid-April.
You may recall she wore the earrings in the country previously, during a visit to a school in The Bahamas.
Kate carried another Emmy London Natasha clutch—she owns this style in lots of colours. Though it’s the first time we’ve seen her carry this particular hue, cupcake pink.
The pink clutch is available to pre-order at emmylondon.com for £370. It’s made from kid suede lined with oyster suede and comes with a detachable shoulder chain.
The Henrietta feature a sophisticated cat-eye shape with square, upswept corners. The sunglasses retail for £150 come in a seven other colours. The Light Tortoise, as worn by Kate, are available for pre-order now with delivery in June.