Kate Middleton Wears a Gold Kurta for Virtual Visits with Pakistani Charities

Chloe Foussianes
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Photo credit: Kensington Palace.
Photo credit: Kensington Palace.

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Kate Middleton doesn't have to travel abroad to display her talent for fashion diplomacy. The Duchess of Cambridge, alongside the Duke, took part in two video calls with Pakistani charities to commemorate the one-year anniversary of their royal tour there, and chose to wear a kurta for the occasion—just as she had during her visit to the country.

It's not clear who designed the gold garment, but last year, she sourced many of her royal tour outfits, from kurtas to tunics to a shalwar kameez, from London's Chelsea boutique O'nitaa. The shop owner, Onita Prasada, told People at the time, "I am elated and after 40 years of experience, this has probably been my defining moment," adding, "The phones have not stopped ringing, but we are so happy."

Photo credit: Kensington Palace
Photo credit: Kensington Palace

That royal tour was also notable for Prince William's own rare showing of fashion diplomacy, when he became the first British royal to wear a traditional sherwani. During this recent video call, though, he kept it classic in a suit.

The royal couple virtually met with charities that they'd visited in-person last year: the Islamabad Model College for Girls, and SOS Children’s Village in Lahore. During their call with the former, the Duke and Duchess took part in a remote game of Pictionary. ("I'm very glad that you guys are drawing and we're not having to draw," William quipped.) Watch a clip from their friendly face-off below.

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