The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Military Parade in Jamaica

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Military Parade in Jamaica
Kensington Palace

After yesterday’s visit to the school and hospital and the dazzling reception, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the inaugural Commissioning Parade in Kingston for service personnel across the Caribbean who have completed the Military Academy’s officer training program as the last engagement in Jamaica.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the inaugural Commissioning Parade in Kingston for service personnel across the Caribbean who have completed the Military Academy’s officer training program as the last engagement in Jamaica
Kensington Palace

The parade was attended by seventy-nine officers from Jamaica, Antigua, and Barbuda, Barbados, and Guyana St Kitts were in attendance. The Duke of Cambridge was decorated in the No 1 Tropical uniform of the Blues and Royals. It was for the first time we saw the Duke of Cambridge in that uniform.

Encouraging the young graduates, The Duke of Cambridge, an Ex-RAF pilot, said, “You are graduating today as officers into an uncertain world. In your service ahead you will have to contend with climatic, geological, criminal, and wider state and non-state threats to our collective safety, security, and prosperity. You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.”

The Duchess of Cambridge presents awards of excellence
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Then The Duchess of Cambridge presents awards of excellence.

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Following today’s parade, the Duke and Duchess traveled in the same open-top Land Rover that transported the Queen and Prince Philip to Jamaica in 1953.

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The Duchess of Cambridge was looking very elegant in a white Alexandar McQueen Lace dress. The mid-length lace dress featured a tailored silhouette with a squared neckline, puffed sleeves at the shoulder seams, a center-back vent with a self-belt waistline.

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A closer look at the fabric and neckline. Interesting thought about the dress was that it looks exactly like the white lace dress Her Majesty The Queen wore in Australia in 1954. The @RoyalWikipedia on Twitter shared this comparison and it makes me think that The Duchess, her stylish Natasha, and Alexander McQueen head Sarah Burton definitely would have looked at some Royal archives while planning for the tour wardrobe.

 

Catherine topped it with Philip Treacy White Hat.

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The Duchess paired the dress with The Queen’s Pearl Earrings

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Queen’s Diamond and Pearl Small Earrings
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and Lady Diana’s pearl bracelet.

Pearl Bracelet and Anne Grand-Clement Clutch
Pearl Bracelet and Anne Grand-Clement Clutch

She was wearing Emmy London Rebecca Suede pumps

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Emmy London Rebecca Ivory Pumps
Emmy London Rebecca Ivory Pumps

and her Anya Hindmarch Maud bag.

The Duchess of Cambridge carried Anya Hindmarch Maud clutch
Anya Hindmarch Maud clutch

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