The Duchess of Cambridge went with a favorite designer for today’s launch of the India and Bhutan tour.
For her arrival in Mumbai with Prince William, the Duchess opted for a design by Alexander McQueen.
The couple was officially welcomed to the Taj Palace Hotel by Mr. Taljinder Singh, the hotel’s General Manager.
And given a brief tour of the hotel.
The Taj Palace is one of four sites in Mumbai that were attacked by terrorists in 2008. The hotel has an onsite memorial honoring those killed in the 4-day siege; Kate and William placed a wreath at the memorial.
From Gordon Rayner’s story in The Telegraph:
A total of 31 staff and guests were killed in the assault, as well as the hotel’s labrador guard dog, Lucy. Next to a waterfall in an atrium of the hotel all 32 names are inscribed on a wall, under the words: “For now and forever you will inspire us.”
The hotel did not reopen until 2010.
Moving now to what Kate wore, the Duchess selected a suit based on a pre-fall 2016 Alexander McQueen design.
The peplum top has three-quarter sleeves, gathering at the neckline, and a placed print; the skirt has an inverted front pleat. The pattern is known as as ‘ambi’ or ‘kalka’ in India, according to The Mirror.
The Duchess accessorized with a new handbag, the Curvy Clutch from Russell and Bromley.
The bag is done in suede with a gunmetal frame, it can also be carried by a shoulder strap. It sells for £165 but it is currently out of stock.
Kate wore LK Bennett’s ‘Fern’ shoe. The shoe has a pointed toe, a 3.5″ heel, a cushioned footbed and a single sole – no platform. The Fern is available in several other colors, patterns and fabrics.
Kate wore her Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings.
The earrings are available on the Cassandra Goad site.