Kate Middleton style: Duchess’ Caribbean wardrobe cost £35,000 – outfit details


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Kate Middleton’s Caribbean wardrobe cost an incredible £35,000 ‘Always looked beautiful!’ (Image: GETTY)

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Royal Tour of the Caribbean came to a close last night with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving back in the UK earlier today. During her time in Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas, Kate wore an array of outfits – a mixture of designer labels and high street brands. In total, Kate’s outfits for the week-long tour are said to cost around £35,000. Here’s everything the Duchess wore and how much each item cost.  

Day 1: Arrival at Belize airport 

For her first appearance in the Caribbean, Kate opted for a cobalt blue lace suit dress, a matching clutch back and shoes. 

In total, this outfit cost £2634. 

Jacket and skirt: £2,304 by Jenny Packham 

Shoes: £315 by Emmy London 

Mask: £15 by Amaia Kids

Day 2: Cacoa farm visit 

On the second day, Kate opted for a more relaxed beach dress in a beautiful floral print. The whole outfit cost £885.  

Dress: £500 by Tory Burch 

Bag: British designer Anya Hindmarch – worn before 

Earrings: £55 by Sézane 

Shoes: £330 ‘Hestia’ Embellished Woven Raffia Espadrilles In White by Stella McCartney 

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban – worn before 

Scuba diving 

During the afternoon of the second day, Kate and William explored Belize’s beautiful barrier reef – the second largest in the world – at South Water Caye. 

Wetsuit: £72.95

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Kate arrived in the Caribbean in cobalt blue (Image: GETTY)

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That afternoon, Kate changed into a casual summer dress (Image: GETTY)

Day 3: Archaeological site of Caracol visit 

For the third day, the Duke and Duchess visited an iconic ancient Mayan archaeological site deep in the jungle in the Chiquibul Forest, and Kate dressed accordingly in khaki trousers and a plain white t-shirt. Her outfit cost £447 in total. 

Top: £35 by John Lewis 

Jacket: £90 Belted Tencel Safari Shirt by Scotch and Soda 

Trousers: £70 by G-Star RAW 

Shoes: £57 by Superga 2750 trainers

Sunglasses: £115 New Wayfarer Classic by Ray-ban 

Earrings: Spells of Love Medium Hoops – worn before 

Shoes: £80 by Palladium Pampa High

Evening reception 

Kate chose a bright pink floor-length gown for the evening reception which was hosted by the Governor-General of Belize in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This outfit cost £2500. 

Dress: £2,500 by The Vampire’s Wife 

Earrings: Onitaa – worn before 

Shoes: Jimmy Choo sandals – worn before 

Bag: Xe’il Belize – gifted by local designer 

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The first reception Kate dazzled in pink dress by The Vampire’s Wife priced at £2,500 (Image: GETTY)

Day four: Flight to Jamaica 

When leaving Belize for Jamaica, Kate opted for white wide-leg trousers and a burnt orange military-style jacket which was later revealed to be a vintage piece she had kept in her wardrobe since her time at university. The whole outfit cost £1310. 

Jacket: Vintage Yves Saint Laurent

Trousers: £660 by Alexander McQueen

Shoes: £605 Cece 105 Pumps by Aquazzura 

Bag: Mulberry Small Amberley Crossbody bag – worn before 

Earrings: £45 Coral Shell Drop Earrings by Anthropologie

Bracelet: Maya Torque Aquamarine & Gold Bangle by Halcyon Days – worn before 

Arrival in Jamaica

After a couple of hours in the air, Kate had changed to arrive in Jamaica. The Duchess chose a bright yellow dress in honour of the Jamaican flag. This outfit cost £1160. 

Dress: £1,095 by Roksanda

Bag: Bespoke clutch y Ferragamo 

Earrings £65 ‘Celeste’ by Sezane

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Kate wore a vintage Yves Saint Laurent jacket (Image: GETTY)

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To arrive in Jamaica, Kate stunned in a yellow Roksanda dress priced at £1,095 (Image: GETTY)

Trench town and football game 

Later that afternoon Kate and William visited Trench Town, the birthplace of reggae music, and the Duke joined in with some young football players for a quick game. Kate chose a summer dress with a beautiful pattern and vibrant colours. The outfit cost £613. 

Dress: £369 vintage by Willow Hilson Vintage

Shoes: £195 by Russell and Bromley

Earrings: Maria Black – worn before 

Bangle: £48 by Lashawndla Bailey-Miller

Shoes: Aquazzura – worn before 

Day five: Meeting with Jamaican Prime Minister 

When meeting the Jamaican Prime Minister Kate wore a white suit with an orange shirt and matching accessories. This outfit came to a total of £2438. 

Suit: £1,945 by Alexander McQueen

Blouse: £249 by Ridley London

Earrings: Worn before 

Bangle: Worn before 

Handbag: £229 by Willow Hanson

Mask: £15 by Amaia Kids Adult Mask

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Kate wore a green ballgown by Jenny Packham (Image: GETTY)

Evening reception 

Later that evening, Kate wore an emerald green ballgown by one of her favourite designers for a dinner hosted by the Governor-General of Jamaica, Patrick Allen, at King’s House in Kingston. 

Dress: £3,791 (estimation) by Jenny Packham

Earrings: Borrowed from the Queen  

Day six: Military parade 

For a military parade, some royal fans suggested the Duchess channelled the Queen. Kate was photographed wearing another lace dress, this time in white, with a matching hat, bag and shoes. Overall, the outfit is said to cost £2315. 

Dress: £1,500 (estimation) by Alexander McQueen

Fascinator: Philip Treacy

Bag: £400 by Anya Hindmarch

Bracelet: Borrowed from Princess Diana’s collection

Shoes: £415 by Emmy London

Earrings: Borrowed from the Queen 

Leaving Jamaica 

To leave Jamaica, Kate boarded the plane in a bright green dress and a symbolic brooch – the Queen’s hummingbird. Considering the dress was a re-wear, the shoes were the only costly item of the outfit. 

Dress: Emilia Wickstead – worn before 

Shoes: £550 by Gianvito 105

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Kate left Jamaica in green (right) and arrived in The Bahamas in blue (left) (Image: GETTY )

Arriving in The Bahamas 

To step off the plane in The Bahamas, Kate opted for another Emilia Wickstead dress, this time in blue. 

Dress: £1380 (estimation) by Emilia Wickstead

Shoes: Worn before 

Earrings: £98 by Sezane 

Day seven: School visit 

Despite the heavens opening and the Duke and Duchess getting wet, Kate dazzled in a mint green dress when visiting a local school. This outfit cost £407. 

Dress: £350 by Self Portrait

Shoes: Jimmy Choo – worn before 

Earrings: £57  by Nadia Irena

Boat trip 

That afternoon, Kate and William atteneded the Platinum Jubilee Sailing Regatta. For the occasion, Kate got her legs out and chose shorts and a polo top

Shorts: £26.17 by J.Crew 

Top: £19.99 (originally £40) by Gill.

Earrings: £60 by spells of Love

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Royal fans said Kate looked like Cinderella in the Phillipa Lepley dress said to cost £6,500 (Image: GETTY)

Evening reception

To attend a reception hosted by the Governor-General, Kate chose a satin ballgown which caused a stir among royal fans who suggested she looked like Cinderella. The glamorous outfit set Kate back £6725. 

Dress: £6,500 (estimation) by Phillipa Lepley

Bag: £225 by Lulu Guinness

Jewellery: Van Cleef & Arpels – worn before

Day eight: Church and Fish Fry visit 

For her final day in the Caribbean, Kate stood out in a beautiful bubblegum pink shirt dress with matching accessories. This outfit is said to cost £784. 

Dress: £254 by Rixo

Shoes: £160 by Castañer

Bag: £370 by Emmy London

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Kate’s final outfit, dress by Alessandra Rich, divided royal fans (Image: GETTY)

Airport departure 

To leave the Caribbean, Kate divided both royal fans and fashionistas with a yellow floral dress. Her final outfit is said to cost £6223. 

Dress: £1,655 by Alessandra Rich

Shoes: £560 by Gianvito Rossi

Bag: £598 by Ferragamo 

Earrings: £3,400 by Patrick Mavro

Royal fans took to Twitter to praise the tour and Kate’s choice of outfits. 

One said: “A beautiful tour. ou showed grace and dignity throughout.  Your interactions between the people of the islands will be the most memorable.  Thank you.” 

Someone else wrote: “A huge well done to you both on a fantastic tour – you have shown incredible dignity & strength throughout, despite the challenges! Excellent statement, great to see you listening and adapting to the needs of the modern world. You will make a fab King & Queen someday!” 

A third added: “Such incredible outfits the #DuchessofCambridge wore on this tour. Hard to pick a favourite!” 

One mentioned: “Regardless of what she wears, she is always beautiful.” 



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