Kate Middleton styles it up for island visit in pretty Mulberry dress

The Duchess wore a chic navy number to visit the tiny village of Marau in the Solomon Islands

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton
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The Duchess wore a chic navy number to visit the tiny village of Marau in the Solomon Islands

Kate Middleton just keeps those style hits coming! After wowing in Jaeger, Jonathan Saunders and McQueen (to mention a few!) during her Diamond Jubilee tour the Duchess of Cambridge had yet another fashion moment today.

Kate stepped out in an elegant navy Mulberry dress for a visit to the tiny village of Marau, on day seven of the overseas trip.


Touching down at a tiny airstrip in Marau with Prince William, Kate Middleton stepped off the plane to a warm welcome from villagers and officials.

Turning to the British fashion house for her low-key look, Kate chose a sleeveless Nightshade Blue' Broderie Anglaise dress from Mulberry's S/S 2012 collection, which she teamed with a matching patent belt.

On her feet, Kate wore her favourite navy Stuart Weitzman for Russell & Bromley wedges, while she left her long, naturally wavy locks loose around her shoulders.

As the couple arrived, they were presented traditional wooden and shell garlands by villagers, before watching a traditional war dance.

Prince William and Kate Middletonwere then treated to a journey to the tiny island of Tavanipupu in a traditional war canoe - which came complete with circling mechanical sharks! - before enjoying a barefoot walk through the forest.

Tonight, the couple will stay at the island's hotel, in a bungalow on the beach.

But despite their royal status, it seems William and Kate have been anything but demanding.

Speaking of their special waterside bungalow, island co-owner Pamela Kimberly said: 'It's not a huge house. It's not Buckingham Palace by a long stretch

'I really wanted them to feel like they had everything they need. The fridge is fully stocked, the finest champagne, fresh fruit platter, high-tech cappuccino machine… I had a bladeless fan system installed above their bed.'

She added: 'We've had all sorts of requests from VIPs. People who have wanted to bring private chefs, fly in furniture and so on. But the Duke and Duchess are so down to earth. They haven't asked for one thing.'

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