Kate Middleton has mastered the art of giving high-fashion glam and expertly-styled, sporty-casual looks throughout her years in the royal family. Now, she’s showing off just how versatile her fashionable ways are with her 2022 Caribbean tour style.
The Duchess of Cambridge kicked off the first joint tour with Prince William since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with a week-long trip to Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee year, which marks 70 years on the throne.
Arriving in Belize on March 19 in a blue skirt suit that pays homage to one of the colors on the country’s flag, Kate has kept her style appropriate for each activity and perfectly tropical for the locale. Below, we’re breaking down each look from Kate’s busy week.
To kick off the royal tour, Kate touched down in Belize sporting royal blue (the color of the country’s flag), in a lace skirt suit by Jenny Packham with matching blue clutch.
Dressed to Dance
On the couple’s first full day in Belize, Kate and William toured a family-run cacao farm, then visited the small village of Hopkins, considered to be cultural centre of the Garifuna community in Belize to experience their traditions. Kate kept things colorful and coordinated, in her printed blue Tory Burch cap-sleeve midi dress, worn with blue statement Sézane earrings and a woven Anya Hindmarch clutch. During the day she swapped between a pair of Stuart Weitzman wedges and Stella McCartney espadrille flats.
During a visit to see ancient Mayan ruins, Kate made sure to dress for the occasion in a practical (but still stylish) ensemble. She paired a white T-shirt with army green pants, a tan button-down shirt and combat boots for her outdoorsy day, which also included a stop to visit the British Army Training Support Unit (BATSUB) a jungle training facility used by British troops.
Pretty in Pink
To round out their final night in Belize, the couple attended a party hosted by the Governor-General of Belize and Prime Minister Johnny Briceño at the Mayan ruins of Cahal Pech to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Kate went all out for the occasion, wearing a shimmery hot pink gown with flared cap-sleeves by The Vampire’s Wife.
Bye to Belize
Just like when she arrived in Belize wearing blue, she honored the other two colors of the country’s flag (red and white) as she boarded the plane to their next destination, in a belted red YSL jacket, wide-leg white pants, pointy-toe white Aquazzura pumps and a matching top-handle Mulberry handbag.
For the second leg of the royal tour, Kate arrived in Kingston, Jamaica in a sunny yellow midi dress with ruched bow at the shoulder, accessorized with a white clutch, statement earrings, plus the same Aquazzura heels she wore leaving Belize.
For their first stop in Jamaica, William and Kate visited the Trench Town Culture Yard Museum where Bob Marley lived. They also met with soccer players from Jamaica’s Arnett Gardens and Boys’ Town teams and members of the country’s Olympic bobsledding team. During it all, Kate kept things colorful in a Willow Hilson Vintage dress from the ’50s, with a red, blue and yellow striped design, paired with beige slingback heels and drop earrings.
Pop of Orange
Kate continued wearing the bright colors she’s been sporting throughout the tour with her outfit to meet Andrew Holness, the Prime Minister of Jamaica and his wife Juliet Holness. She wore a vibrant orange blouse under her white suit, accessorized with matching orange top-handle bag.
Kate arrived at a dinner hosted by the Governor General of Jamaica, Patrick Allen, in a sparkling green Jenny Packham ballgown with sheer, ruffle off-the-shoulder neckline and sparkling embellishments across the bodice and skirt. The green gown paid tribute to the color of the Jamaican flag.
Lady in Lace
The royals were front and center at the Commissioning Parade, honoring service members across the Caribbean who completed the Caribbean Military Academy’s Officer Training Programme, in two white looks. William wore the white uniform of the Blues and Royals cavalry regiment, and Kate chose a white lace short-sleeve Alexander McQueen dress with white pumps and Philip Treacy fascinator.
After arriving in Jamaica in yellow and leaving in green (she chose a cap-sleeve Emilia Wickstead dress with a hummingbird brooch, which the people of Jamaica gifted to the Queen when she visited in 2002), Kate honored the colors of the country’s flag in her own stylish way.
Flying in Style
Continuing to color coordinate, Kate matched the flag of the Bahamas in a teal Emilia Wickstead long-sleeve midi dress with wide neckline, paired with a coordinating clutch, when she arrived on the last leg of the Caribbean tour.
The Duchess didn’t let any rain dampen the day visiting a local school and a Junkanoo street festival in a mint green pleated dress, with white pumps and statement earrings.
On Your Marks
The couple attended the Bahamas Platinum Jubilee Sailing Regatta, then got in on the action themselves, racing on two different boats. They were both dressed casually for the occasion, with Kate opting for a windbreaker jacket, khaki shorts and white sneakers.