By now, the royal couple has well and truly settled into the Royal Visit of Pakistan and their first day was jam packed with activities, a lunch with the prime minister and two grand receptions. Social media has been abuzz with their pictures ever since they touched down in Pakistan and fashion fiends have been analyzing the Duchess’s looks down to a T. In order to pay tribute to the country and the visit, Kate Middleton has been sporting looks in hues of green; the country’s national colour. As day three of the visit commences, fans are looking forward to seeing what looks Kate Middleton has planned for the next few days.
Where fashion analysts and critics are concerned, they have been making speculation and predictions on what the Duchess will be wearing during the visit, well before the tour commenced. Many predicted that should wear her favourite British designers, while others made mention of the fact that she will draw inspiration from her late mother-in-law, Lady Diana. It appears that the latter has turned out to be the case, because many of Kate Middleton’s looks so far bare resemblance to Princess Diana’s looks from when she visited Pakistan many years ago. And so we decided to break down each look and see how Kate Middleton drew inspiration for each look.
As the royal couple commenced day three of the tour, they headed to the district of Chitral where the couple sported traditional attire of the local people. Kate Middleton was clad in a casual black collared, button-down shirt which she paired with a pair of khaki trousers. She coupled the shirt and trouser combo with a dark brown waist jacket over which she carried a pashmina shawl to keep warm in the chilly weather of Chitral.
Now, during one of Lady Diana’s visits to Pakistan, she too sported a similar look in a traditional Pakol hat, which is synonymous to the northern region of Pakistan. Lady Diana sported a cream coloured coat which was adorned in threadwork all the way down the coat. She accessorized with a pair of gold earrings and we love the striking resemblance between Kate Middleton and Lady Diana for this look.
For her first look after their arrival, Kate Middleton was clad in a royal blue number by Pakistani fashion power house, Maheen Khan. The outfit featured a kameez and pants and the kameez was adorned with beautiful thread work along the v-neck collar. And no Pakistani outfit is complete without a dupatta which Kate Middleton has coupled her outfit with.
On the second day of the tour, Kate Middleton teamed her blue ensemble with a pair of nude block heels and a pair of dangling earrings by a local jewellery designer. As per usual, the Duchess styled her hair with a fresh bouncy blow dry and with subtle makeup, she looked au natural. Once pictures of the Duchess started circulating on social media, comparisons were made almost immediately to a similar look sported by Lady Diana is the same hue of blue.
Princes Diana, during one of her visits to the country also sported the same style shalwar kameez which also featured similar thread work on the neckline. While Lady Diana’s ensemble is more dressy and a little more on the heavier side, there’s definitely some inspiration that has been drawn from her look.
Fashion circles are keeping a close eye on Kate Middleton and her fashion choices for the royal visit. The trip marks the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have come to Pakistan.