Kate Middleton dazzles in yellow during Caribbean tour
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Royal Tour of the Caribbean came to a close last night with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving back in the UK earlier today. During her time in Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas, Kate wore an array of outfits – a mixture of designer labels and high street brands. In total, Kate’s outfits for the week-long tour are said to cost around £35,000. Here’s everything the Duchess wore and how much each item cost.
Kate Middleton’s Caribbean wardrobe cost an incredible £35,000 ‘Always looked beautiful!’
Day 1: Arrival at Belize airport
For her first appearance in the Caribbean, Kate opted for a cobalt blue lace suit dress, a matching clutch back and shoes.
In total, this outfit cost £2634.
Jacket and skirt: £2,304 by Jenny Packham
Shoes: £315 by Emmy London
Mask: £15 by Amaia Kids
Day 2: Cacoa farm visit
On the second day, Kate opted for a more relaxed beach dress in a beautiful floral print. The whole outfit cost £885.
Dress: £500 by Tory Burch
Bag: British designer Anya Hindmarch – worn before
Earrings: £55 by Sézane
Shoes: £330 ‘Hestia’ Embellished Woven Raffia Espadrilles In White by Stella McCartney
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban – worn before
During the afternoon of the second day, Kate and William explored Belize’s beautiful barrier reef – the second largest in the world – at South Water Caye.
Day 3: Archaeological site of Caracol visit
For the third day, the Duke and Duchess visited an iconic ancient Mayan archaeological site deep in the jungle in the Chiquibul Forest, and Kate dressed accordingly in khaki trousers and a plain white t-shirt. Her outfit cost £447 in total.
Top: £35 by John Lewis
Jacket: £90 Belted Tencel Safari Shirt by Scotch and Soda
Trousers: £70 by G-Star RAW
Shoes: £57 by Superga 2750 trainers
Sunglasses: £115 New Wayfarer Classic by Ray-ban
Earrings: Spells of Love Medium Hoops – worn before
Shoes: £80 by Palladium Pampa High
Kate chose a bright pink floor-length gown for the evening reception which was hosted by the Governor-General of Belize in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This outfit cost £2500.
Dress: £2,500 by The Vampire’s Wife
Earrings: Onitaa – worn before
Shoes: Jimmy Choo sandals – worn before
Bag: Xe’il Belize – gifted by local designer
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Day four: Flight to Jamaica
When leaving Belize for Jamaica, Kate opted for white wide-leg trousers and a burnt orange military-style jacket which was later revealed to be a vintage piece she had kept in her wardrobe since her time at university. The whole outfit cost £1310.
Jacket: Vintage Yves Saint Laurent
Trousers: £660 by Alexander McQueen
Shoes: £605 Cece 105 Pumps by Aquazzura
Bag: Mulberry Small Amberley Crossbody bag – worn before
Earrings: £45 Coral Shell Drop Earrings by Anthropologie
Bracelet: Maya Torque Aquamarine & Gold Bangle by Halcyon Days – worn before
Arrival in Jamaica
After a couple of hours in the air, Kate had changed to arrive in Jamaica. The Duchess chose a bright yellow dress in honour of the Jamaican flag. This outfit cost £1160.
Dress: £1,095 by Roksanda
Bag: Bespoke clutch y Ferragamo
Earrings £65 ‘Celeste’ by Sezane
Trench town and football game
Later that afternoon Kate and William visited Trench Town, the birthplace of reggae music, and the Duke joined in with some young football players for a quick game. Kate chose a summer dress with a beautiful pattern and vibrant colours. The outfit cost £613.
Dress: £369 vintage by Willow Hilson Vintage
Shoes: £195 by Russell and Bromley
Earrings: Maria Black – worn before
Bangle: £48 by Lashawndla Bailey-Miller
Shoes: Aquazzura – worn before
Day five: Meeting with Jamaican Prime Minister
When meeting the Jamaican Prime Minister Kate wore a white suit with an orange shirt and matching accessories. This outfit came to a total of £2438.
Suit: £1,945 by Alexander McQueen
Blouse: £249 by Ridley London
Earrings: Worn before
Bangle: Worn before
Handbag: £229 by Willow Hanson
Mask: £15 by Amaia Kids Adult Mask
Later that evening, Kate wore an emerald green ballgown by one of her favourite designers for a dinner hosted by the Governor-General of Jamaica, Patrick Allen, at King’s House in Kingston.
Dress: £3,791 (estimation) by Jenny Packham
Earrings: Borrowed from the Queen
Day six: Military parade
For a military parade, some royal fans suggested the Duchess channelled the Queen. Kate was photographed wearing another lace dress, this time in white, with a matching hat, bag and shoes. Overall, the outfit is said to cost £2315.
Dress: £1,500 (estimation) by Alexander McQueen
Fascinator: Philip Treacy
Bag: £400 by Anya Hindmarch
Bracelet: Borrowed from Princess Diana’s collection
Shoes: £415 by Emmy London
Earrings: Borrowed from the Queen
To leave Jamaica, Kate boarded the plane in a bright green dress and a symbolic brooch – the Queen’s hummingbird. Considering the dress was a re-wear, the shoes were the only costly item of the outfit.
Dress: Emilia Wickstead – worn before
Shoes: £550 by Gianvito 105
Arriving in The Bahamas
To step off the plane in The Bahamas, Kate opted for another Emilia Wickstead dress, this time in blue.
Dress: £1380 (estimation) by Emilia Wickstead
Shoes: Worn before
Earrings: £98 by Sezane
Day seven: School visit
Despite the heavens opening and the Duke and Duchess getting wet, Kate dazzled in a mint green dress when visiting a local school. This outfit cost £407.
Dress: £350 by Self Portrait
Shoes: Jimmy Choo – worn before
Earrings: £57 by Nadia Irena
That afternoon, Kate and William atteneded the Platinum Jubilee Sailing Regatta. For the occasion, Kate got her legs out and chose shorts and a polo top.
Shorts: £26.17 by J.Crew
Top: £19.99 (originally £40) by Gill.
Earrings: £60 by spells of Love
To attend a reception hosted by the Governor-General, Kate chose a satin ballgown which caused a stir among royal fans who suggested she looked like Cinderella. The glamorous outfit set Kate back £6725.
Dress: £6,500 (estimation) by Phillipa Lepley
Bag: £225 by Lulu Guinness
Jewellery: Van Cleef & Arpels – worn before
Day eight: Church and Fish Fry visit
For her final day in the Caribbean, Kate stood out in a beautiful bubblegum pink shirt dress with matching accessories. This outfit is said to cost £784.
Dress: £254 by Rixo
Shoes: £160 by Castañer
Bag: £370 by Emmy London
To leave the Caribbean, Kate divided both royal fans and fashionistas with a yellow floral dress. Her final outfit is said to cost £6223.
Dress: £1,655 by Alessandra Rich
Shoes: £560 by Gianvito Rossi
Bag: £598 by Ferragamo
Earrings: £3,400 by Patrick Mavro
Royal fans took to Twitter to praise the tour and Kate’s choice of outfits.
One said: “A beautiful tour. ou showed grace and dignity throughout. Your interactions between the people of the islands will be the most memorable. Thank you.”
Someone else wrote: “A huge well done to you both on a fantastic tour – you have shown incredible dignity & strength throughout, despite the challenges! Excellent statement, great to see you listening and adapting to the needs of the modern world. You will make a fab King & Queen someday!”
A third added: “Such incredible outfits the #DuchessofCambridge wore on this tour. Hard to pick a favourite!”
One mentioned: “Regardless of what she wears, she is always beautiful.”