THE Duchess of Cambridge slipped into a gorgeous blue dress as she and Prince William arrived on the final leg of their Caribbean tour.
The royal couple waved goodbye to Jamaica with Kate in green, but when they landed in the Bahamas, she wore blue – to match the country’s flag.
As the couple got off the plane for the next part of their lives six day tourKate was greeted by a young girl who presented her with a bouquet of flowers.
Kate’s emerald green dress, which she wore when boarding the plane, was designed by London-based fashion designer Emilia Wickstead.
Attached to it was a hummingbird brooch given to the Queen during her visit to Jamaica in 2002.
They had previously poignantly echoed the Queen and Prince Philip as they attended their latest engagement in Jamaica.
They boarded an open Land Rover, just like Her Majesty did on her first trip to the island in 1953.
The newly crowned monarch’s visit almost 69 years ago was part of her first Commonwealth tour.
The vehicle in which William and Kate were traveling tonight was also used by the Queen and Prince Philip during their visit in 1962.
Meanwhile, the couple recreated another moment of the 1953 royal tour last night when they arrived for a black-tie dinner at the governor-general’s residence.
They walked down the same staircase at King’s House, Kingston, where the then 27-year-old Queen and then 32-year-old Duke of Edinburgh were photographed together nearly 70 years ago.
For the visit, Kate beamed in bridal white as she and the dapper William dressed up for a military parade this afternoon.
The couple beamed at each other as they enjoyed the ceremony in Jamaica.
The Prince wore his Blues and Royals tropical dress, with medals on display.
Meanwhile, Kate channeled Audrey Hepburn’s Eliza Doolittle in a bespoke lace dress by Alexander McQueen and a hat by Philip Treacy.
The Duchess paired her ensemble with a stunning pearl bracelet that belonged to Princess Diana. She also carried a £395 Anya Hindmarch satin clutch.
The Cambridges dressed to impress for the Jamaica Defense Force inaugural parade, which honors service personnel who have completed the Caribbean Military Academy’s officer training program.
They were driven to the event in the same open-top Land Rover that transported the Queen and Prince Philip in 1953.
And William quoted Bob Marley as he addressed the new grads and told his audience, “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.”
Following the engagement, the couple head to the Bahamas for the next stop on their tour.
Today’s event comes hours later William delivered a landmark speech on the horrors of slavery.
The 39-year-old Duke turned to politicians in the face of ongoing unrest across the country and called for the Royal family to apologize and pay billions of pounds in reparations.
He told guests at a formal banquet last night that “it should never have happened”.
Then he repeated the words of his father, who branded the slave trade a “blot on our history” four months ago when the Caribbean neighbor Barbados declared itself a republic.
Anniversaries are also a moment for reflection, especially this week with the International Day of Remembrance for Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
“I wholeheartedly agree with my father, the Prince of Wales, who said Barbados last year that the appalling atrocity of slavery will stain our history forever,” he said.
“I want to express my deep sadness. Slavery was abominable. And it should never have happened.
“While the pain runs deep, Jamaica continues to forge its future with determination, courage and steadfastness.”
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness appeared to suggest his country could be the next to break away from the monarchy, telling the Cambridges there were plans to “move on”.
The country’s government has already begun the process of becoming a republic, with an official appointed to oversee the work.
He and Kate have visited the Caribbean to celebrate the Queen’s platinum anniversary.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/18059599/kate-blue-dress-bahamas-final-leg-tour/ Radiant Kate wows in a stunning blue dress as she and William meet the Prime Minister of the Bahamas on the final leg of the Caribbean tour