With the beginning of the countdown of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal visit of India and Bhutan, royal watchers are keen to know what the princess will wear. Kate, who is known to give a nod to her host countries during her official visits abroad, is likely to go the same way for her upcoming visit to the two Asian countries. Royal fans are likely to see the stylish royal in colorful ensembles during the official tour from April 10 to April16.
With less than two weeks to go until William and Kate embark on their maiden tour to India and Bhutan, the royal mom is likely to have every outfit in place for the six-day tour. Royal fans are in store of some excitement as the official tour has a potential for 20 outfit changes for the Duchess of Cambridge. Kate is likely to give a nod to the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan in a traditional outfit — kira of the 16th century.
The kira is an ankle-length long skirt made from a rectangular piece of cloth, like a bedsheet. The skirt is paired with a long, loose blouse called a “wonju” with long wide sleeves. The outfit is accessorized with a jacket called a “tego.” The outfit comes in contrasting bright colors and is made from exquisite silks.
The royal couple will meet King Jigme and his wife Queen Jetsun, who are known as the Will and Kate of the Himalayas. The official tour has been dubbed as “the most ambitious tour Their Royal Highnesses have undertaken . . . and the most colorful tour to date” by Kensington Palace representatives. The 34-year-old British royal will unleash her sartorial style reportedly in royal re-wear.
The thrifty Kate might opt to wear a blue dress by Saloni. She wore a design by the India-born designer for The Fostering Excellence Awards held in November. Her royal blue bright crinkle-effect dress is from new London-based label launched by Saloni Lodha in 2007.
The Martine matelassé midi dress featured cropped sleeves, a nipped-in waist and a full skirt. Besides, another Indian designer Kate might look up to for her Indian wardrobe is Ritu Kumar. The label already has a royal connection close to Kate’s heart — when Princess Diana visited Pakistan in 1997, she visited the Shaumat Memoriam Hospital wearing a traditional Indian outfit by the designer.