Still in the clothing worn to their lunch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the duo seemed to enjoy their ceremonial welcome at Tezpur military airport. After taking a little time to change clothes they headed to a campfire.
Bihu was being celebrated, the end of the harvest season.
From Richard Palmer’s piece in The Express:
Smiling, they watched enchanted by barefoot women dancers and a little boy who appeared to remind them of their own son, Prince George.
More on the charming youngster from The Daily Mail:
…the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were entranced by the energetic dancing of a three-year-old boy…The couple smiled and pointed at him as he moved between a group of dancers and drummers including his father. And Kate roared out loud when, after finally being introduced to the energetic youngster, he cheekily stamped on her foot.
The youngster looks like he could be quite the character.
The temperatures were in the 70s and the setting was likely more relaxing than being in Mumbai and New Delhi.
The product description refers to the item as being “airy crinkled silk-chiffon bodice and pleated twill skirt.” The full-length dress is 100% silk, with multiple panels defined by dimensional embroidery in black and white yarn atop twill tape; the garment also features elbow-length sleeves, and black buttons up the front. It is priced at $820.
It was included in the brand’s runway show.
While the Net-a-Porter description notes the fall 2015 collection “..pays tribute to mid-century Scandinavian style,” I think Kate was drawn to the animal print on the upper torso, perhaps finding it a thematic fit with the location.
When Ms. Sui learned Kate had worn one of her pieces she shared her reaction on Twitter.
The Duchess was in a pair of earrings that looked new to me, but it turns out they are not new.
Anna of My Small Obsessions reports that they go back to at least 2006.
Three very different looks for the Duchess today.
Do you have a favorite?
Click here for a video report from our pals at Nine News Australia.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 13: KAZIRANGA
- AM – Open Air Park Tour: The day begins with “an early open air drive” around the Park.
- AM – After the tour Kate & William “…have an opportunity to interact with local people in a village.”
- PM – The couple visits the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation
- Kaziranga Discovery Centre: The Centre is funded by Elephant Family, a charity founded by the late Mark Shand, the Duchess of Cornwall’s brother
- Emma Spedding’s column in The Telegraph about Kate’s sartorial choices is here; the paper’s online photo gallery of the tour is here
- The Express story about is here; People magazine’s piece on the night’s festivities is here;
- The Daily Mail’s photo-intense coverage is here
- There is a 20-second video of the dancing here