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Kate Middleton Just Recreated a Famous Royal Tour Moment in Her Sunshine Yellow Dress


Kate Middleton in 2021, and Kate Middleton in 2011. Photo: Getty

During her first ever royal tour in 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge famously made headlines when she had a Marilyn Monroe moment while arriving in Calgary, Canada in a yellow Jenny Packham tea dress. Now, more than a decade later, the royal has recreated that look while arriving in Jamaica in sunshine yellow.


The Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Jamaica in a bright yellow dress by Roksanda. Photo: Getty

On landing in Kingston, Kate Middleton stepped off the plane in a custom version of Roksanda’s Brigitte dress – with the bright yellow no doubt a nod to the Jamaican flag. She finished off the look with white Aquazzura pumps, a matching clutch from Salvatore Ferragamo, and mother-of-pearl earrings by Sézane.


Kate wore another yellow dress by Roksanda when arriving in Sydney in 2014, while carrying Prince George in her arms. Photo: Getty

Yellow has been a popular choice for Kate Middleton on overseas visits, with the royal previously arriving in Sydney in 2014 in another eye-catching yellow dress by Roksanda. So far, the royal has also been spotted in a bright red Yves Saint Laurent jacket (which she reportedly bought while still a student at St Andrews), worn on her flight from Belize to Jamaica, and a sparkling off-shoulder green Jenny Packham gown with ruffles, which she picked for a reception at the Governor-General’s house in Kingston, Jamaica.

With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge heading off to The Bahamas later on in the week, expect another memorable off-the-plane moment then.

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