On Day 5 of the royal visit to India and Bhutan, Kate Middleton tried her hand at the national sport of Bhutan — archery. The sporty princess attempted to aim an arrow through the bow during an archery event hosted by Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck. The couple also tried out several other traditional Bhutanese games.
The Duchess of Cambridge tried her hand at archery, but was amused as her arrow appeared to miss the target. She was assisted by her husband Prince William, who showed her how to shoot the arrow as she took aim. There was applause all around for the 38-year-old royal and William also joined in.
They joined the prince for tea while watching the archery display. Kate looked stunning in a kira-style purple and blue long skirt that she paired with a white embroidered floral cape by Paul & Joe. The material for the skirt was sourced from Bhutan by her team.
The fabric was woven by a local weaver from Thimphu, Kelzang Wangmo, and was then flown to London for Kate. It was customized for the royal according to her specifications. The weaver, meanwhile, said that she was very happy that Kate opted to wear the fabric woven by her in a video shared by Kensington Palace on Twitter.
The woolen cape-like jacket featured a high neck, floral embroidery and bottom arm slits. It was cinched in at the waist with a belt that showed off Kate’s slim and tall frame. The duchess wore her trusted pair of nude high heels.
She accessorized with amethyst pear and oval drop earrings from Kiki McDonough and her engagement ring. Her long brunette tresses were swept into an elegant half up, half down style. Kate sported her favorite smoky eyes and frosted pink lipstick.
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This is the second time in a week that Kate has shown off her sporting skills. She earlier played cricket with legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and former player Dilip Vengsarkar at the Oval Maidan cricket ground in Mumbai on Sunday. During the fun event, Kate was pictured running around cones while playing games with the children.
On Day 6 of their royal tour of India and Bhutan, Kate and William will take a trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery. They will later attend a reception celebrating U.K. and Bhutanese friendship and co-operation.