What Kate wore in the Caribbean

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge toured the Caribbean in March.

Their royal visit spanned Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The trip wasn’t without its difficulties – protests were staged in Belize and Jamaica, with some Jamaicans calling for reparations from the British monarchy.

But the royal couple persevered with the itinerary, and Kate gave a masterclass in elegant holiday dressing.

Arriving in a blue suit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after meeting the Prime Minister of Belize Johnny Briceno
(Jane Barlow/PA)

In a nod to the Belize flag, Kate arrived in the country in a deep blue Jenny Packham dress – paired with a sapphire and diamond necklace and drop earrings to match her engagement ring.

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In a floral dress

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the Festival of Garifuna Culture in Hopkins
(Chris Jackson/PA)

Continuing with the blue theme, the duchess donned a playful patterned Tory Burch dress, paired with statement earrings from Sézane.

Keeping it casual for an archaeological visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Caracol, an ancient Mayan archaeological site
(Jane Barlow/PA)

Gen Z might have declared skinny jeans ‘over’, but Kate is certainly still waving the flag for the style – although she did get in on a trend beloved by the younger generation: cargo pants.

On a visit to a 3000-year-old royal residence and temple built by the Mayan civilisation, Kate wore High G-Shape Cargo Skinny Pants from G-Star Raw, paired with a simple white T-shirt and what looks to be a classic pair of Ray-Bans.

The Duchess of Cambridge reacts as she and the Duke of Cambridge view a fire making demonstration whilst meeting military personnel from Britain and Belize
(Toby Melville/PA)

When the royal couple headed deeper into the jungle, Kate popped a safari shirt over the top (Scotch & Soda Long Sleeve Belted Tencel Safari Shirt, Endource).

Read: How to re-create Kate’s stunning hairstyle

Making a statement in hot pink

The Duchess of Cambridge holds a drink during a special reception at the Mayan ruins at Cahal Pech in San Ignacio, Belize
(Jane Barlow/PA)

In one of her most knock-out looks of the trip, Kate attended a reception at the Mayan ruins at Cahal Pech wearing a vibrant metallic pink dress from celeb-favourite brand The Vampire’s Wife – similar to a green version she’s worn in the past.

Wearing vintage Yves Saint Laurent

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge board a plane as they depart from Philip S. W Goldson International Airport, Belize
(Jane Barlow/PA)

Kate kept her departure from Belize incredibly chic, wearing a vintage orange Yves Saint Laurent jacket with white trousers and a failsafe Mulberry handbag.

In sunny yellow

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica
(Jane Barlow/PA)

The duchess really indulged in bright colours for her trip – and what better example than the sunshine yellow Roksanda dress she wore to touch down in the second stop of the tour, Jamaica.

In the perfect summer dress

The Duchess of Cambridge plays music during a visit to the Trench Town Culture Yard Museum
(Chris Jackson/PA)

It has been suggested this colourful striped outfit is a slightly altered version of a 1950s dress from Willow Hilson Vintage. Is this the beginning of a new era in fashion for the duchess, where vintage clothes are a bigger part of her wardrobe?

Wearing Alexander McQueen

The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to Spanish Town Hospital in Kingston
(Chris Jackson/PA)

Kate picked Alexander McQueen for her wedding dress in 2011, and she keeps returning to the brand – here, in an elegant white suit paired with an orange blouse from Ridley London.

Handbag used by the Duchess of Cambridge during the meeting with the Prime Minister of Jamaica(Jane Barlow/PA)

But the best part of the outfit was definitely Kate’s handbag – another vintage find from Willow Hilson, a 1960s raffia beaded wooden handle bag.

Read: How to copy Kate’s casual looks

In an emerald ballgown

The Duchess of Cambridge at the dinner hosted by Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica
(Jane Barlow/PA)

Kate often turns to Jenny Packham for evening wear, and she stunned in this forest green tulle and sequinned gown – paired with emerald and diamond earrings, on loan from the Queen.

Back in McQueen

The Duchess of Cambridge attends the inaugural Commissioning Parade for service personnel from across the Caribbean
(Jane Barlow/PA)

In a classic Kate outfit, the duchess wore a white lace Alexander McQueen dress and a Philip Treacy hat for a military parade.

Wearing green to travel

The Duchess of Cambridge walks to a waiting aircraft during her departure at Norman Manley International Airport, in Jamaica
(Jane Barlow/PA)

This is a repeat of an Emilia Wickstead dress we saw Kate wear in 2021 – and it’s just as chic second time around.

In blue for the Bahamas

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives for a private meeting with the Prime Minister of the Bahamas Philip Brave Davis
(Chris Jackson/PA)

There’s no denying the duchess is partial to Emilia Wickstead – she wore the designer again to touch down in the Bahamas, the bright blue colour a nod to the country’s flag.

– With PA

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Written by Prudence Wade