Kate Middleton and Prince William have officially kicked off their royal Caribbean tour in Belize. The duo’s eight-day tour will include additional visits to Jamaica and the Bahamas on behalf of Queen Elizabeth. The occasion – notably similar to the Queen’s first visit to Jamaica in 1953 – will also be a great opportunity for the couple to champion causes like the Earthshot Prize.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Tory Burch dress with a ruffled midi skirt, short rounded sleeves and a smocked neckline. Giving the room a spring touch was a red, white, yellow and blue floral print. Middleton completed the cobalt blue number with matching woven earrings, a rounded woven clutch and her sapphire and diamond engagement ring – which originally belonged to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
The floral ensemble was worn while visiting the Che’il Chocolate Farm with Prince Williams, where the couple ground cocoa beans to learn about Belize’s famous chocolate. During the day, the couple also learned about Garifuna culture in Hopkins Village and Belize’s marine conservation efforts.
As for shoes, Middleton paired her warm, weatherproof dress with an equally warm pair of shoes: wedge sandals. The classic summer style featured cork wedges with an overall height of 3 to 4 inches. For a detailed and timeless element, the pair also featured braided leather toe and ankle straps for added security and a vintage-inspired accent.
Middleton’s ensemble was worn for her second day. The Duchess kicked off the Caribbean tour with William on Saturday, arriving in Belize in a blue lace Jenny Packham dress with matching Emmy London pumps. The blue hue of the monochromatic look – which appears to have flowed into her second outfit – was worn in honor of the colors of Belize’s flag. It remains to be seen how this theme continues or grows.
For footwear, pointy-toe pumps have become one of Middleton’s go-to styles, especially from British label Emmy London. Middleton is also a fan of Gianvito Rossi’s 105 pumps, which she owns in five colors, as well as Jimmy Choo and Stuart Weitzman heels. When stepping out for more casual events, the Duchess wears affordable sneakers from brands like New Balance, Adidas, Superga and Zara.
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