SAKINAN-E SHAHR-E- QUAID PRESENTS INTERNATIONAL POETIC SYMPOSIUM
- 16 Apr - 22 Apr, 2022
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, made their first-ever royal visit last week. Stealing the spotlight, they made headlines for five days straight, from their activities to sartorial choices.
Their tour spanned over 1000 km to take a kaleidoscopic view at Pakistan’s rich culture, its diverse communities, and its’ beautiful landscapes, the state affair was an instant news maker. The royal reception was thrown at The Pakistan Monument in Islamabad where the couple arrived in a glittering rickshaw. Kate donned a sparkling green dress by Jenny Packham for the occasion, while William went for a sherwani, which was designed by Naushemian.
The Duchess has been taking heed of the country’s customs, culture and couture. At the same time she also took style cues from her royal mother-in-law who had close ties with Pakistan. Kate was spotted walking an ombré dress by Catherine Walker and pairing it with matching pants underneath, when she touched down in Islamabad. The look bore a striking resemblance to the long, light blue button-up top and trouser combo that Princess Diana wore during her Pakistan tour in 1996. Middleton made the outfit her own by adding her signature nude pumps.
The Diana connection doesn’t end there. Kate was photographed wearing two more outfits reminiscing Diana’s wardrobe. For a meeting with Prime Minister, Imran Khan, the duchess wore another Catherine Walker design, a bright green tunic which she paired with white trousers from Maheen Khan, and a scarf by Bonanza Satrangi. Diana also memorably wore green as a sign of respect for the country. Kate’s embroidered purple kurta by Maheen Khan was also compared to one worn by her late mother-in-law on her trip to Pakistan in 1997.