Updates and Ensemble Your Favorite Caribbean Tour – What Kate Wears

Hello and happy friday. Today I have a few updates and two new Caribbean Tour Polls, as well as the results of the Tour’s ‘Favorite Formalware Look’ voting.

We start with a new patron word for the Duchess with a video message. Last night, Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess is the royal patron of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance.

The Alliance is “a network of more than 100 organizations dedicated to ensuring access to high quality, comprehensive perinatal mental health services for women and families affected by postpartum mental health problems.” The announcement comes during UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week.

From the video:

We all know that pregnancy, childbirth and the first months and years of a baby’s life can be extremely demanding. Parents often feel lonely and overwhelmed during these first years. About 20% of women in the UK have been diagnosed with mental illness during childbirth. Sadly, we also know that many more are suffering in silence.

In the new video, Duchess Max Mara Studio Zaza Dress (£ 565), wearing white and blue floral prints in 100% polyester.

The midi-length design includes a button at the front, hemstitch embroidery along the point collar, plated skirt, bodice and sleeves, and a slip to wear under the dress.

Thank you too Middleton Maven For this ID.


Also today, a quick update of the additions to Kate’s calendar.

  • Wednesday, May 11 / Thursday, May 12: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be in Scotland to focus on homelessness and mental health. They will visit Glasgow and Kenneshead.


Now for our final two tour votes. The first category has the look of five ‘less formal’ day outfits, including three dresses and two trouser ensembles. Somewhat, though, I distinguished these first three outfits based on the footwear worn by the Duchess, a way of classifying how formal the look was.

We start with the first full day in Belize when the Duchess wore Tory Birch florals, Cজzanne’s Charlie Earrings ($ 70), her Stuart Wetzman ‘Minox’ Espadrilles wedges and Stella McCartney’s Hestia Espadrilles while walking on the beach. She also wore Ray-Ban ‘Chris’ sunglasses ($ 155) and carried her Anya Hindmarch ‘Fan’ clutch.

Leaving Belize, the Duchess surprised us with a vintage Yves Saint Laurent jacket, large plastic logo buttons, flap pockets, sleeve cuff tabs and a self-belt. He paired the piece with a pair of trousers that remained unknown, the Aquazura Cess 105 pump (£ 605), his mulberry small emberly crossbody bag, the Halsion des Maya torque aquamarine and gold bangles, and the ethnic coral shell5, Sold out now).

On the first night the royal family was in Jamaica, the Duchess wore another vintage piece, Willow Hilson a vintage dress and wrap (£ 369). The dress had a square neckline with a turn-down collar, fitted bodice, cinched waistline, and pleats to collect short along the waistband. She wore Russell and Bromley’s Impulse Slingbacks (£ 195), a bracelet from Jamaican jewelry lashaundla Bailey-Miller, and Maria Black’s tea earrings ($ 188).

For the first full day of the Jamaican event, the Duchess opted to part with Alexander McQueen’s classic single-breasted blazer and matching trousers. Underneath the jacket is a tie neckline and frilled elastic cuffs at Ridley London’s Alicia Top (£ 249) Tangerine Silk Crepe de China. He carried a vintage handbag from Willow Hilson (£ 229). The Duchess brought back Maria Black Tea Tea Earrings and Lashaundla Bailey-Miller’s “She Royal” bracelet (J $ 9765, about $ 65) which was seen the day before, adding a pearl bracelet from Mrs. Bailey-Miller.

For the last day of the tour, the Duchess chose the Bubblegum Pink Easy Dress ($ 290, now on sale) by RIXO. Made with FSC-certified viscose (Forest Stewardship Council), it had a bracelet-length bulging sleeve with elastic at the cuffs, a button-front bodice, a pleated skirt and a hidden side zipper. The Duchess Amy carried Natasha Clutch ($ 370) from London, her castor Carina Suede Wedge Espadrilles ($ 189), and Nadia Irena Maya returned the earrings and Finlay’s Henrietta Light Tortoise sunglasses ($ 256).

Now for your vote.

Now for the dressy style worn by the Duchess during the tour. We start with the Jenny Packham design chosen by the Duchess for the couple’s arrival in Belize. The V-neck dress includes shoulder, waist straps, three-quarter sleeves, a pencil skirt and sleeves, peplum and hem eyelash lace. The Duchess Ania carried a scalloped clutch from Hindmarch and the cobalt had Amy London’s ‘Rebecca’ pump ($ 415) and her sapphire / diamond necklace and earrings.

When members of the royal family arrived in Jamaica, the Duchess Roxander was in a sunny yellow version of the ‘Brigitte’ costume. It features embroidered bodices and a full skirt, the duchess’s favorite, a wide fabric bow and short sleeves on the left shoulder. She carried a Ferragamo clutch, which was worn at the Aquazzura Cece 105 pump when she left Belize, and added another pair of C সেzanne earrings, in the French retailer’s ‘Celest’ style ($ 85).

At a military passing-out parade in Jamaica, Duchess Alexander McQueen wore a lace dress with a square neckline, with a swollen sleeve at the shoulder seam, a center-back vent, and a Petersham ribbon at the waist. She also accessorized a Philip Tracy hat, Ania Hindmarch’s Mod Clutch ($ 523), Amy London’s Rebecca Pumps ($ 415), Lone Pearl and Diamond Earrings from HM and Diana, Princess Three-Strand Pearl Bracelet.

As the couple left Jamaica, the Duchess brought back an Emilia Weeksted design that had been seen at Wimbledon earlier this year. The dress had a fit and flare silhouette, round neck, cap sleeves, and zipper hidden behind. She wore a pair of heels that looked like Gianvito 105 pumps ($ 725) in Bisque Suede, Kiki McDonough’s cushioned citrine drops (£ 800) with an unknown gold hoop, and the Queen’s spectacular Jamaican hummingbird brooch.

The Duchess also wore Emilia Weeksted for the couple’s arrival in the Bahamas, an intricate design with a full skirt fitted bodice and multiple parts for the panel. She carried an unfamiliar handbag, wore a Gianvito pump when she left Jamaica, and wore a new pair of Cজzanne earrings, Taylor style ($ 130).

For an early engagement the next day, the Duchess opted for a self-portrait faux pearl embellished midi dress ($ 510) made of recycled polyester. It features a V-neck, sheer puff sleeves and a full skirt with gather, pintak and pleating. She also wore Jimmy Chu Romi 85 Pumps, Amaya Kids’ Annabella Mask and Nadia Irina’s Maya Earrings (sold).

Upon leaving the Bahamas, the Duchess wore an Alessandra Rich design that was described as “agreeing to the classic style of the 70s.” The polka-dot dress was made of lightweight silk crepe de china with a pleated peplum at the waist, puffed mutton sleeves and bow-detail ruffled collar, drop-waist plated skirt. It also features a crystal-embroidered ribbon and false pearl buttons

Now for your vote.

And now for the results of our first Caribbean Tour poll, which covers three official ensembles.
With more than 4,300 votes, the winner is a green Jenny Packham gown worn in Jamaica, followed by the Philippa Lepley Design and the Vampire Wife Dress.


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