The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed on a tiny dirt airstrip in Marau on the Solomon Islands. They were greeted spear-carrying tribesmen, painted with white war paint and whooping aggressively as they stepped off the plane.
The couple were garlanded with long necklaces made of shell money.The colourful necklaces, worth up to £150 each, took three months to make, using romo shells, nut shells – and the teeth of dolphins found washed up on the shore.
Kate & Williams then made their way down a 150 yard stretch of rush matting sprinkled with wild ginger petals, and boarded a waiting motor launch to go to the neighbouring islands of Marapa and Tavanipupupu.
When the royal couple arrived, their boat was flanked by three warriors swimming beneath shark costumes constructed from a wire frame covered with black plastic.
Kate wore a sleeveless Mulberry dress in ‘Nightshade Blue’ Broderie Anglaise from their 2012 spring/summer collection. The frock features a soft collar, a full skirt and a nipped-in waist. The Duchess added a matching patent belt.
Completing her outfit, Kate wore her blue suede Stuart Weitzman ‘Corkswoon’ wedges.
Thanks so much to Kate’s Royal Reference Wardrobe on FB for sharing her pictures of her blue suede Stuart Weitzman ‘Corkswoon’ wedges.