Kate Middleton GLOWS in Tory Burch dress in shades of Belize flag during Caribbean tour
"They were shaking their waists like nobody's business," said local organizer Laura Cacho, 57, who danced with the future king
Known for her diplomatic dressing prowess, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton demonstrated her mastery of the craft by donning the colors of Belize's flag on day two of her Caribbean tour with Prince William. On Sunday, William and Kate began the second leg of their journey by indulging their passions for music and chocolate and touring the Maya cacao farm in the seaside town of Hopkins, which was added to their itinerary at the last minute.
Kate has previously been lauded for her elegant dressing sense as she once turned up to a sailing event in a nautical top. In another occasion, she graced Wimbledon in immaculate tennis-whites that suited the event. So it was no surprise when Kate, 40, wore a £500 Tory Burch red and blue floral midi-dress that matched the colors of Belize's flag. While the Duchess has had issues with frizz in the past while visiting hotter climates, her chocolate locks looked flawless and remained smooth and bouncy throughout.
The trip has been organized at the request of William's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II to strengthen the United Kingdom's connections with Commonwealth nations as she celebrates her 70th year on the throne.
After being escorted around the village, the royal couple was treated to a welcoming dance, with Kate looking pleased when she was given a pair of wooden maracas. "They were shaking their waists like nobody's business," said local organizer Laura Cacho, 57, who danced with the future king.
Kate was the first to take to the temporary dancing at the Garifuna Cultural Centre in Hopkins' lovely beachfront community, where she was joined by nine local schoolchildren. Her spouse stood watching her steal the show before being enticed to join the performance and dance with Ms. Cacho.
"He shook his waist to the music," Ms. Cacho said later. "He had beautiful rhythm. It was a pleasure for me. Kate was excellent as well and definitely has Garifuna culture in her." As part of their cultural immersion, the couple was served plantain coconut broth, Hudutu, and a sweet sava porridge called Sahau by Belizian celebrity chef Sean Kuylen.
On the second day of their eight-day vacation throughout the Caribbean to honor the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Prince William and Kate were led around by a farmer dressed in a blue shirt and dark blue trousers. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a lovely blue floral midi-dress by Tory Burch, which retails for £500, and Stuart Weitzman's nude platform wedge sandals, which are a royal favorite. She completed the ensemble with a fan-shaped clutch bag by British designer Anya Hindmarch, which she had reused from a look she wore with William on their 2011 tour of Canada.