Note: We have made a last minute editorial decision to move our regular wedding post out two weeks to allow more space to talk about the fantastic tours going on right now. We’ll regroup on weddings after the State Visits, tours, and next week’s Enthronement ceremonies are behind us.
We are using the more expansive definition of the subcontinent here to include both India and Pakistan, since we have European royals visiting both countries. We’re covering the clothes here, and have a special guest post on the jewels worn by Máxima.
Let’s check out the sartorial aspects of these trips so far.
The Duchess Makes a Grand Entrance
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Pakistani Air Force Base Nur Khan in Islamabad to begin a four-day official visit to Pakistan. Kate wore an ombré bespoke outfit by Catherine Walker, modeled loosely on traditional salwar kameez. The dress colors range from pale to deep blue, layered over a white underdress. The dress has long sleeves with fabric covered buttons and a neckline that features draping running across the front and back. Sweeping entrance, indeed!
She continued with this style of dress both for a visit with the President of Pakistan and his wife, Dr. Arif Alvi and Samina Alvi, and on a trip to the Margallah National Park foothills, to discuss childhood education. I think these clear, bold colors suit her and the visit.
William and Kate have arrived for the evening reception in a colorful conveyence and looking mighty colorful themselves! Early reports are that Kate is wearing a gown by Jenny Peckham.
Queen Máxima is Maxtastic
|King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima are in India on a State Visit. After the welcome ceremony, the couple visited the Raj Ghat monument dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Máxima stepped out wearing a gray-blue Natan lace dress and an aquamarine brooch and earring set.|
The absolute sartorial throw-down occurred at the official state banquet hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Presidential Palace. Máxima wore a one-shoulder dress thought to be by Jan Taminiau. The gown is fashioned from a real Indian sari, which she bought during the state visit to India in 2007. The fabric was purchased in Jaipur, also known as the pink city, because of all the pink buildings. She has accessorized to the ultimate Max level here, wearing the Dutch Diamond bandeau, and oh, so much more.
Head over here to read about the jewels!