Day Four Begins With a Visit to a Malaysian Mosque

 
 

Today was a first for both William and Kate as they made their first ever visit to a mosque anywhere in the world.The couple were visiting the Assyakirin Mosque in the centre of Kuala Lumpur, which is the biggest in Malaysia and can host 12,000 for Friday prayers.

 
 
 
 
 
As they stepped out the car the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were ushered to chairs to take off their shoes which was in line with religious protocol.
 
 

Both were clearly fascinated by the building and its history as they were given a guided tour by the imam, Ustaz Saiful.

 
 

 
 

Before ending their 20 minute visit, the Duke and Duchess watched men of the mosque washing their hands and feet and were explained the meaning behind it.

 
 
 

Kate wore a bespoke ‘Sabitri’ powder dress by Beulah London (£895). The dress will be exclusively sold at Harvey Nichols in Beulah’s Spring Summer 2013 ready to wear collection.

The frock is described as follows on the Beulah London Website www.beulahlondon.com/:

‘Powder Blue – Silk double georgette cocktail dress
 
With long billowing sleeves and knee length style, this dress is the perfect piece for any smart, summer occasion. The beautiful silk and cut makes this dress original, flattering and feminine in a versatile way that can be worn from day to evening. This piece is the bespoke version of our Blossom dress. We are only selling a limited number of this style and please note, delivery takes up to 6 weeks.
 
100% Silk double georgette with silk crepe de chine lining. Dry clean only.’

 

Bulah London is a label she was seen wearing in June for the wedding of close friend Alice St. John Webster. It is run by Kate and William’s friend Lady Natasha Rufus Isaacs

 
 
 
 

Completing her outfit, Kate wore a matching designer headscarf (women must cover their hair before entering a mosque), her nude LK Bennett heels (£185) and her LK Bennett Natalie clutch.

 

For many, Kate’s appearance today will evoke memories of Princess Diana, who appeared in an almost identical outfit on a visit to an Egyptian mosque during a tour of Egypt in 1992.

 

From the mosque, the couple were driven around the corner to a dance festival at the Kuala Lumpur Central Park.

 
 
 
The couple walked round a circular area of the park, where they stopped to watch colourful performances by traditional Malaysian musicians, dancers and a fashion show showcasing the work of Malaysian designers.
 
 
 
 
 
Kate removed her headscarf to reveal a beautiful up do. Her trademark tumbling locks were swept up into a 1940s-style up-do.
 
 
Photo credit: Diana’s Jewels
 
Jewelry was kept simple. She wore a new pair of earrings that have yet to be ID’d. The earrings are drops that have a blue stone surrounded by diamonds.
 
 
 
 

 

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