William and Kate returned from their brief getaway on a private island overnight, here we see them deplaning after flying back to Honiara.
Paul Harrison of Sky News posted a picture that shows Kate waving to the crowd gathered at the airport.
You have a closer look at the dress in this photo from Rebecca English.
The couple never left Henderson Field, as it was time for them to say goodbye to Honiara and the Solomon Islands altogether, moving on to their final stop on the Tour, Tuvalu. Kate carried a fan to stay cool in the warm temps and high humidity.
Aides told reporters accompanying the couple very much enjoyed their time on Tavanipupu; more in this tweet from Paul Harrison of Sky News.
It’s good to know they were able to relax and unwind a bit.
Kate’s dress today is by “an independent dressmaker,” according to the Palace.
The dress is described as being primrose yellow. It features a boat neckline, a self belted waistline, full short sleeves that are not lined and it hits a few inches above the knee. It seems the Duchess may have a textile theme going on the Tour, this is the third frock in traditional broderie anglaise, or eyelet, material.
It looked as though Kate gave herself a respite from hose (tights), this would be the second time she has done that, nor did she wear pantyhose yesterday either. (A very wise move, especially considering the locales.) She wore her Stuart Weitzman Minx wedges again.
Kate’s hair looked wonderful, it was in a lovely updo, a nice change and probably much cooler.
The Duchess also repeated the Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop earrings.
William and Kate are in the air as I type, I am actually going to keep this update very brief, and hope to return later this evening/morning if there is a change of clothing. We leave you with this image of a young Scout at Funafuti, the Tuvalu airport, shared by Andy Browning. The young man is awaiting the couple’s arrival, many will recall Kate is a volunteer with UK Scouting, she will be seeing some Scouts during the visit.
Our thanks to Andy Browning for sharing the picture, he currently lives in Tuvalu and works as a Scout Development Ambassador.
UPDATE: Kate & William have landed in Tuvalu and she remains in her yellow dress. The next ensemble we’ll see is likely at the dinner this evening hosted by the Governor-General.