Kate steps out in an emerald custom-designed Jenny Packham gown

The Queen of Green! Kate steps out in an emerald custom-designed Jenny Packham gown for a glittering state dinner to finish off the fifth day of her Caribbean tour

  • Kate, 40, donned a glitter tulle piece custom-made by British fashion designer
  • Duchess finished off the look with priceless diamonds lent to her by the Queen 
  • She previously wore a design by Jenny Packham at the No Time To Die premiere 
  • Meanwhile, Prince William appeared suave in black tie as they arrived at dinner

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in an emerald gown custom-made by British fashion designer Jenny Packham for a glittering state dinner to finish off the fifth day of her Caribbean tour with Prince William.

Kate, 40, donned a glitter tulle piece paired with priceless diamonds lent by the Queen for her and the duke’s first visit to Jamaica. She also sported her Royal Family Order and the GCVO Star.

The dress is believed to be a bespoke version of Ms Packham’s £3,791 ‘Wonder Glitter Tulle Gown’. She finished off her look with matching emerald-and-diamond earrings and a bracelet loaned by Her Majesty for the special occasion.

It is not the first time Kate has worn designs by the UK fashion label, which counts Angelina Jolie and Taylor Swift among its A-list fans. Last September she wore a dazzling gold number by the brand for the No Time to Die premiere. 

Meanwhile, Prince William appeared suave in black tie as they arrived at a dinner thrown in their honour by the Governor General at King’s House, his Kingston residence – the most glamorous event so far of their tour.

Earlier in the day, Kate dazzled in a £1,370 fresh white jacket with matching £575 trousers as she joined the Duke, 39, at the Andrew Holness’ office, perfectly pairing the outfit with her heels. 

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in an emerald gown custom-made by British fashion designer Jenny Packham for a glittering state dinner to finish off the fifth day of her Caribbean tour with Prince William

Kate donned a glitter tulle piece paired with priceless diamonds lent by the Queen for her and the duke’s first visit to Jamaica. She also sported her Royal Family Order and the GCVO Star

The dress is believed to be a bespoke version of Ms Packham’s £3,791 ‘Wonder Glitter Tulle Gown’. She finished off her look with matching emerald-and-diamond earrings and a bracelet loaned by Her Majesty for the special occasion

Prince William was given a polite round of applause after expressing ‘sorrow’ for slavery in a seven-minute address to Jamaica.

Ninety invited guests listened to duke’s every words before tucking into a four-course meal.

William and Kate met Jamaican leaders in the mansion’s cocktail room.

Kate bonded with opposition leader Mike Golding – whose party has said it wants Royal Family to further and apologise for slavery and pay millions in reparations.

Both revealed they had studied at St Andrews, although Kate’s alma mater was in Scotland and the politician said his was in the US.

But they chatted amicably and Kate told him: ‘I loved my time there.’

Mixing with VIPs in the room William was told how England ace Raheem Sterling had carried out work to help inner city kids in Kingston.

William smiled and recalled his football kickabout in Trench Town. He said: ‘I have a soft spot for Raheem.’

Prince William was given a polite round of applause after expressing ‘sorrow’ for slavery in a speech to Jamaica during the event

On their arrival they joined a small reception with the Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and his wife Lady Allen, the Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife Juliet, Matthew, the Leader of the Opposition, Mark Holding

Kate, 40, paired the priceless diamonds with her Royal Family Order – a decoration bestowed by the Queen on her female relatives – and the GCVO Star, which the monarch gifted to her in April 2019 for her eighth wedding anniversary

The couple walked along the verandah at the mansion’s dining room greeting guests.

Kate was heard saying: ‘It was great I wish I could stay longer. We were tempted by the beaches. Amazing scenery.

‘Next time we have to come back with the children.’

Speaking to another group of diners before the banquet, she said: ‘The country is beautiful. We just scratched the surface. It’s been so short.’

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (centre) talk with Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) and the Governor General of Jamaica Patrick Allen (right) ahead of the dinner

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the dinner hosted by Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica, at King’s House in Kingston, Jamaica

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife Juliet Holness arrive ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for a dinner

It is not the first time Kate has worn designs by the UK fashion label, which counts Angelina Jolie and Taylor Swift among its A-list fans

They also recreated a photograph taken of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on the staircase when they visited in 1954.

The duke took his seat in the ballroom at the top table – just under a EXIT red fire escape sign.

He sat with Kate, Governor General Patrick Allen, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and their wives.

They ate a four course meal of creamy roasted pumpkin and potatoes, sea bass, garden salad and suzette fanned crepe plus Jamaican Petit Fours.  

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