Published On: Mon, Oct 14th, 2019

Kate Middleton news: Pakistan arrival dress features trousers underneath

Kate Middleton, 38, wore a stunning turquoise ombre gown to arrive in Islamabad Pakistan at the start of a one week visit.

Kate wore a blue dress with a cowl neckline and long sleeves.

She added nude heels and a gold clutch to match.

The culturally conscious Duchess wore a dress with trousers underneath, in a sensitive nod to modesty culture in the country.

According to one Twitter user, Kate is “wearing a teal-green traditionally inspired dress designed by Catherine Walker!!!”

One said of the dress: “Traditional yet contemporary silhouette. Very tasteful. Kate’s outfit matched the little girl’s who presented her with flowers. Mark of respect for Pakistani culture in continuing with Diana’s tradition.”

“Kate looks so beautiful and regal,” another wrote.

Kate’s earrings were large dangling pieces, with blue stones in the middle.

Kate Middleton’s first Pakistan look drew inspiration from Princess Diana.

In 1991, Diana was pictured wearing several traditional lightweight styles that bowed in respect to the fashion and culture of Pakistan.

In an interview with PEOPLE magazine, editor and founder of fashion blog, Susan Kelley said: “I think we will probably see at least one traditional shalwar kameez – the top and loose trousers look – from Kate on this trip.”

Kate Middleton wore a turquoise gown for a London event to prepare for her trip to Pakistan.

The event showcased modern Pakistani culture ahead of their official visit to the country.

The teal dress is the Amanda silk-georgette maxi dress by Aross Girl X Soler which is now on sale for £577, down from £825.

Her floor length garment had long loose sleeves which puffed out before they cuffed in at her wrists.

How did Kate Middleton become a royal?

Early life

Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England.

She was born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and air hostess. The couple founded a party supplies company, Party Pieces, in 1987 – now estimated to be worth £30 million.

Kate has a younger sister Pippa Matthews, 34, and a younger brother James Middleton, 31.


Kate and her family moved to Amman, Jordan, in 1984, where the future Duchess was educated at an English-speaking nursery school.

After moving back to Berkshire the family sent Kate to private school, St Andrews School. She went on to briefly study at Downe House before moving onto Marlborough College where she boarded.

For university the young Kate attended the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Here she was awarded an undergraduate MA (2:1 Hons) in history of art.

Relationship with Prince William

Kate met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrews, and both living in St Salvator’s Hall. Famously, William reportedly took a fancy to Kate after she wore a see-through dress during a fashion show.

In 2003 the couple began dating and lived together during their second year of university.

The couple split in April 2007, however, in October they were back together.


Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring in October 2010. The couple were holidaying in Kenya at the time.

On 29 April 2011 they married at Westminster Abbey with a whopping 26 million watching the event live.

Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress worth a reported £250,000 on the big day.

Kate assumed the title “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge” and also become the Duchess of Cambridge on the day.

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