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Kate Middleton’s Fashionable Royal Tour ends

By Tamsin Crimmens

Prince William Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finished their foreign tour for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, during which time Kate notched up almost as many outfit changes as Cara Delevingne did during London fashion week.

We’ve seen her incorporate the culture of the culture of her hosts, with touch of the kimono as well as an orchid print on her custom-made Jenny Packham dress in Singapore, see her pose with a dainty parasol, and champion designers of Singapore, Prabul Gurung and Raoul, both well known internationally, but originating in the country Kate visited.

She continued her close relationship with Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen wearing a Fifties-esque skirt suit by the Brit brand as well as an extraordinary embellished white and gold number to meet some dignitaries in Kuala Lumpur, several looks by Jenny Packham and a floral dress by firm favourite, Erdem, a couple of pieces by Alice Temperley and surprised the fashion pack in a gorgeous green Jonathan Saunders print dress in the Solomon Islands.

She also packed in Jaeger and Mulberry then finished the tour of duty in an Alice by Temperley floor-length gown, accessorised by a grass skirt and traditional headdress presented to her by her hosts, all the better for that timeless royal photo op – joining in a spot of traditional dancing.

As the furore over the topless snaps of the couple rumbles on in Europe, with Italian and Danish magazines also publishing the images and a royal court case in Paris, Kate carried off all her engagements like a true professional.

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