Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and wife of Prince William, recently embarked on a Royal Caribbean Tour in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
During this tour, Kate and William attended a reception hosted by the Governor General of Belize. The prestigious event took place at the Mayan ruins at Cahal Pech and marked the third day of the royal couple’s Caribbean tour.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend a special reception hosted by the Governor General of Belize, Froyla Tzalam, in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on March 21, 2022, held at the Mayan ruins at Cahal Pech, Belize (Credit: INSTARimages)
“Catherine and I are delighted to be here with you tonight in Belize at the beginning of our first official visit to the Caribbean. You could not have chosen a more beautiful and evocative setting, here at Cahal Pech,” William said in his speech.
“I am honored to convey the very warmest wishes from my grandmother, The Queen of Belize, on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee. She always speaks so fondly of her visits to Belize, which of course included a memorable stop here at Cahal Pech in 1994,” he added.
Kate is known for her impeccable style and grace, and her outfit for this event was no different.
The sequined pink dress was floor-length and custom-designed by Susie Cave’s The Vampire’s Wife. It featured ruffled shoulders and short sleeves which complimented Kate’s slender figure.
Kate Middleton shimmered in a hot pink dress from the popular British label The Vampire’s Wife (Credit: INSTARimages)
The princess-esc dress quickly went viral online, as her iconic outfits usually do.
The Duchess accessorised with a simple white clutch and gold, dangling earrings by O’nitaa. For shoes, Kate wore luxurious Jimmy Choo 4-inch stiletto heels that were hidden underneath her glittering gown.
After her appearance in the gown, searches for “ruffle dress” increased by almost 300% according to Google Trends.
The Vampire’s Wife, which was founded by Susie Cave and her business partner Alex Adamson in 2014, also saw a significant increase in searches after she wore their design.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge shows off her circular O’nitaa drop earrings (Credit: INSTARimages)
This demonstrates the influence that the Duchess has in the world of fashion. Although Kate has been in the public eye for a long time, she still manages to impress fashion critics with her signature blend of regal sophistication and feminine glamour.
In December 2014, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visited the Harlem Child Development Center in New York City. She was accompanied by Chirlane McCray, who was the city’s first lady from 2014 to 2021.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) in a heavy “Washington” wool crepe coat from Goat Fashion (Credit: Alberto Reyes / WENN)
The then-pregnant 32-year-old wore a heavy “Washington” wool crepe coat from Goat Fashion and “Imogen” Merino wool gloves from Cornelia James.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) toting a clutch by Stuart Weitzman (Credit: Alberto Reyes / WENN)
She carried a “Bestbowraz” clutch by Stuart Weitzman and completed the outfit with a pair of towering “Angel” suede pumps by Episode.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton), at the Harlem Child Development Center in New York City on December 8, 2014 (Credit: Alberto Reyes / WENN)