Kate & William are Given a Grand Send Off


Today, William and Kate said goodbye to their hosts on the tiny island of Tuvalu.


They were taken to their plane the same way they’d been greeted on their arrival to the island, on a throne lifted by local men and escorted by colourful dancers.



After being presented with gifts, including model canoes and a model village depicting life in Tuvalu, they boarded a plane bound for Britain, via Brisbane.

The Duchess arrived in Brisbane wearing a powder pink floral-patterned dress from Project D London by the Australian singer and designer Danii Minogue. The brand is based in London as the other half of the designer duo, Tabitha Somerset Webb lives in the UK. www.projectdlondon.com/

Photo credit: WKW
Kate’s Project D London silk dress is the “Penelope” floral tea dress ($515) from their summer 2012 collection. It features an invisible zipper, short sleeves with turn-up detail and a pleated skirt with a detachable self-tie belt.
Finishing off her outfit, the Duchess wore her off-white L.K. Bennett pumps and new Azuni London Semi Precious Stone Drop Earrings (£22.50 and sold out). The semi precious stone in Kate’s earring was aqua chalcedony. They were sold at John Lewis (thanks to ‘My Small Obsessions for the ID).
Additional information on the Azuni London earrings from the John Lewis website:
‘These sophisticated ethnic inspired drop earrings feature a textured 24ct gold plated brass disc and semi precious stone drop.
Other features include:
5.5cm drop
Silver ear wire post fastening
After entering the international terminal building, the Duke and Duchess delighted travellers by walking through a public area of the departure lounge on their way to a VIP suite where they waited for their connection to London. When the couple to board their flight to London, Kate had slipped into her navy skinny jeans, a white top and a a Temperley London Lotus Leopard Print Scarf ($385)from the Autumn Winter 2012 collection.
Additional information on the scarf from the Temperley London website:
‘Made of super soft modal/cashmere blend, the Temperley London Lotus Leopard Print Scarf combines the seasonal Lotus Print – an opulent jewel toned floral –  with leopard print. The result is a beautifully intricate design that is modern with a classic twist. It will brighten up any outfit and lift the face with its irresistibly rich colours.
Fabric Composition: 90% Modal, 10% Cashmere
In her hand, the duchess carried her trusty Longchamps Le Pliage tote (medium size – $118). It’s available for purchase at Neiman Marcus.


3 thoughts on “Kate & William are Given a Grand Send Off

  1. I just wanted to say – that I have followed what you do for over a year & I really enjoy your blog. Your coverage of the recent tour was fantastic – & I was on holiday during this period – it was your blog (along with What Kate Wore & My Small Obessions) that I referred to – to find out what I had missed.


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