Kate Middleton Broke a Major Tradition When She Wore This Outfit in Lahore

Today, on the third full day of the royal tour of Pakistan, Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Lahore by plane.

Kate wore a white “shalwar kameez” of tunic and loose trousers by Gul Ahmed with a shawl by Maheen Khan and $312 Lucie pumps by J. Crew. She carried a clutch bag by Mulberry England.

Kate Middleton arrives in Lahore Pakistan wearing a shalwar kameez by Gul Ahmed a shawl by Maheem Khan, pumps by J.Crew and carrying a bag by Mulberry England.
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives in Lahore, Pakistan dressed in a “shalwar kameez” by Gul Ahmed, a shawl by Maheen Khan, pumps by J.Crew and a bag by Mulberry England.
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But while sticklers for tradition might be horrified to see she was wearing white after Labor Day, she carried off the ensemble with aplomb, and it’s unlikely that most people either cared or noticed.

Next stop was the SOS Children’s village, where the couple met the children and Kate made a speech.

Kate Middleton at the SOS Children's Village, Lahore Pakistan wearing a shalwar kameez by Gul Ahmed a shawl by Maheem Khan, pumps by J.Crew and carrying a bag by Mulberry England.
Kate at the SOS Children’s Village, in Lahore, Pakistan, wearing a shalwar kameez by Gul Ahmed and a shawl by Maheen Khan.
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The royal couple have a busy schedule ahead of them today. They will visit the Badshahi Mosque, where they will attend an interfaith meeting and tour the Shaukat Memorial Cancer Hospital, which Princess Diana visited in 1991.

They will then attend a cricket showcase at the National Academy, where they will meet some well-known international cricketers and may have a go at the game themselves.

Royal watchers may recall that Middleton joined a cricket match when she visited India, for which she wore wedge sandals. Her J.Crew pumps are unlikely to pass muster, so all eyes will be on the duchess’ feet later on.

A close-up of Kate Middleton's J.Crew pumps, Lahore, Pakistan.
A close-up of the duchess’ J.Crew pumps, Lahore, Pakistan.
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Yesterday, the couple visited the Himalayan foothills in northern Pakistan, where Kate wore a traditional Chitrali hat and cloak similar to those Princess Diana wore for her visit in 1991. However, she later switched to a more vibrant version with a feather in spring ’20’s favorite shade of hot pink.

Correction: We previously said Kate’s pumps were by Gianvito Rossi; they are actually J.Crew. 

Kate Middleton wears a traditional Pakistani hat with a feature in spring '20 favorite shade of hot pink, Pakistan.
The duchess wears a traditional Pakistani hat with a hot-pink feather in Pakistan.
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Kate Middleton wears a traditional Pakistani hat with a feature in spring '20 favorite shade of hot pink, Pakistan.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wear traditional Pakistani hats with feathers while visiting Pakistan.
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Click through the gallery to see more of Kate Middleton’s royal tour style. 

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