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Kate in Icy Blue Temperley for Tea, On To The Rainforest

Following yesterday’s very busy morning and early afternoon, Kate changed to an exquisite dress by Alice Temperley for tea at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Kuala Lumpur.

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Guests at the event came from a broad swatch of notables, including Hasihin Sanawi, a Paralympian medalist.

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Also at the tea, Siti Nurhaliza, a Malaysian singer and televsion presenter.  She shared this photo from the tea.

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As well a look at her invitation.

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Shoe impresario Jimmy Choo attended the party, more from the Daily Mail:

‘She is an absolutely beautiful person both inside and out. Very much like Prince William’s mother.’

Surprisingly the pair did not discuss shoes at length when they met but talked about the importance of education for young people, an issue Mr Choo is campaigning about on an international level and the duchess takes a keen interest in.

But he admitted that he would love to create for her. “Who wouldn’t? She is the style icon of her generation,” he said. “She also told me how much she was loving visiting my country which made me very proud indeed.”

Kate’s dress is almost identical to the Temperley black Aster Flower dress.

Temperley London/Rebecca English, The Daily Mail

The frock is from the designer’s fall 2012 collection. In addition to the elegant embroidery it features a boat neckline, flared skirt and three quarter sheer sleeves.


The dress remains available (in one size only) at Harrods, priced at £1550 (about $2500 USD).

The Duchess stuck with her LK Bennett Sledge pumps and carry the Natalie bag. Kate styled her hair in another updo.

Rebecca English/The Daily Mail Twitter Feed

Following the tea Kate and William headed to the airport for their flight to Sabah.

Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

The couple was honored at a reception at their hotel, the Shangri-La, Kate is wearing a necklace given to her at the airport.

On the itinerary for tomorrow (today actually):

  • The couple takes a helicopter to Sabah’s Danum Valley where they will have a chance to meet Royal Society scientists and volunteers working in the rainforest, they will traverse parts of the jungle themselves.
  • Kate and William then head to a private lodge for lunch, their official engagements for the day completed.

The quieter schedule couldn’t come at a better time as the situation over photos published in France intensifies. Both William and Kate did a remarkable job yesterday at all of the public events they attended, but the tension started to show as they walked to their airplane yesterday, the photo below left is from Thursday’s State Dinner before the couple knew about the photos, and on the right, we see Kate as she and William are leaving Kuala Lumpur.

Mark Large/PA (L) Arthur Edwards/PA (R)


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Monday 6th of January 2020

No me gusto ese vestido parece barato aunque sea temperley london. Esto no es un ataque sobre kate, solo contra el vestido


Monday 17th of September 2012

I love her hair!!!! She is so beautiful.


Wednesday 27th of July 2016

I know


Sunday 16th of September 2012

This is one of her best looks ever. Its right up there with the Queens Diamond Jubliee dress she wore to the thanksgiving service. Those are her 2 best looks to date.

She looks like a true princess here with her prince.


Monday 17th of September 2012

Agree totally. Also, this should silence any "bump" speculation. The duchess was cutting a very trim figure in this frock. She ice blue is a lovely spin on the original.


Saturday 15th of September 2012

Kate, our hearts go out to you. I hope you will soon put this unfortunate episode behind you and think about all the millions of people who love you.


Saturday 15th of September 2012

I long time fan of the site, though I've never posted before. I too want to compliment you on your sensitivity, but the issue of the photos is actually what I am posting about. So many of us admire Will and Kate and want them to be successful, I thought, perhaps we, their fans, could band together to show comraderie and compassion for them at this trying time. I propose, all of us, make a nominal donation to one of Kate's patronages (I was thinking just the amount one would pay for a magazine, as a symbol). If enough people would do this (this is the only Kate fan site I follow, but if others could get the word out), the Duke and Duchess would notice and maybe be comforted in a small way, and it would all be going to good causes import to Kate. Since we can't give them their privacy back, I think knowing some good could come out of this would be the thing they would like next best.


Saturday 15th of September 2012

This is such a thoughtful idea, and what an amazing reaction to a truly disheartening situation. Much applause, and I will be joining in!

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