The Duchess of Cambridge cut an elegant figure as she opted for a £350 pastel green dress for her first engagement in the Bahamas today.
Kate Middleton, 40, was joined by Prince William on her arrival at Sybil Strachan Elementary School in Nassau, where they visited a classroom to meet students and staff.
The royal couple were pictured sheltering from the pouring rain under colorful umbrellas as they arrived at school.
The Duchess opted for a pretty pastel green midi dress for the occasion from fashion label Self Portrait, which featured puff sleeves and pleated details on the bodice.
She paired the dress with her £525 white Jimmy Choo heels and a £57 pair of gold drop earrings from local designer Nadia Irena.
Keeping her look simple, Kate opted for minimalist jewelry, opting for gold earrings from the Bahamian designer.
The style is described online as “a summer staple” that’s “easy and lightweight enough to wear all year round.”
The Duchess once again gave a masterclass in maintaining sleek, sleek hair as she swept her brunette tresses back into her usual bouncy blow-dry style.
The couple are also expected to join the school morning assembly which will see children from schools across the islands of the Bahamas sign on to meet the Duke and Duchess.
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Opting for glamorous makeup, the Duchess sported a dark brown smokey eye with peach blush, light bronzer and some subtle highlights.
The dress is described online as adding “flares of femininity and elegance” with a “beautifully crafted from luxurious materials.”
The Duchess has worn the label before, dazzling in a bespoke £400 white dress from the brand as she hosted an event to thank those who worked on her Hold Still project Tonight last year.
Kate said while walking under an umbrella: ‘Oh my God. The weather – sorry we brought the rain from England with us’
And William also joked: ‘We brought the weather, didn’t we? In fact, the UK is enjoying unusually warm weather today as temperatures hit 19°C (66°F) and people flocked to beaches in southern England.
Today’s congregation saw children from schools across the Bahamas islands line up to meet the couple. Schools in the Bahamas were closed for almost two years from March 2020 to January this year due to the pandemic.
Later, on their first full day in the Bahamas, William and Kate will take to the waters off the islands to compete in a regatta in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and are set to race against each other.
The Cambridges will also spend time with key workers and frontline staff at an informal gathering in the Garden of Remembrance, also in the capital, to hear about their experiences of the pandemic.
In the evening they will attend a dinner hosted by Governor General Sir Cornelius Smith featuring community leaders and local heroes and the Duke will deliver a speech. They are currently on an eight-day Caribbean tour which kicked off March 19 and has already taken them to Belize and Jamaica. The tour will end tomorrow.