Duchess Kate dazzles in glitzy gown – but Prince William 'steals spotlight' in traditional Pakistani outfit

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor

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The Duchess of Cambridge has stepped out in a floor-length Jenny Packham gown during her five-day royal tour of Pakistan – but some are saying the Duke of Cambridge stole her “spotlight”.

Duchess Kate truly embodied the royal spirit in the head-to-toe sequinned, emerald green number.

She wore the outfit to attend a reception hosted by the British High Commissioner to Pakistan in Islamabad.

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On her feet, she wore what look like new Jimmy Choo Mimi 100 sandals. The shoes are still available to buy on the Jimmy Choo website for £575.

Her earrings are by jewellery designer Onitaa, sourced from Pakistan, according to royal correspondent Rebecca English.

Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive by Tuk Tuk as they attend a special reception hosted by the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew. [Photo: Getty]

Prince William, meanwhile, donned a traditional green sherwani – a type of coat-like garment which is custom to the region.

His outfit is believed to be by Naushemian, a label founded by Pakistani designer Nauman Arfeen – and many are joking on Twitter overshadowed his wife’s stand-out look, calling William’s look a “fashion statement”.


Kate also added a Pakistani nod to her look with a screen print chiffon dupatta by Satrangi, wore over one shoulder. The details were shared on Twitter. It retails for 1480 Pakistani rupees (£7.49), according to the tweet.

The pair’s choice of green outfits is a diplomatic nod to the green flag of Pakistan.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, wears traditional dress in Pakistan. [Photo: Getty]
The Duchess of Cambridge wears floor-length Jenny Packham gown. [Photo: Getty]
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wear green as a nod to Pakistan's flag. [Photo: Getty]
The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge arrive in a rickshaw. [Photo: Getty]

The pair made a spectacular arrival in a rainbow-coloured rickshaw.

During the evening, they were joined by representatives from Pakistan’s creative arts and business communities.

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The purpose of the event was for the couple to “to meet as many Pakistanis as possible...including children and young people, leaders from government, business and the charity sector, inspiring conservationists, and well-known cultural figures and sporting stars,” according to the couple’s spokesperson via People.