TRH's second day in India concluded with a garden party held in honor of The Queen's birthday. The Duchess of Cambridge chose Temperley London (another go-to designer for the Duchess) separates for the occasion. The top and long skirt are embellished with embroidery inspired by Indian Chintz prints (which is why it reminds me of my Grandmother's handkerchiefs ... in a good way). In terms of makeup, it seems the Duchess has reverted to her standard smokey, taupe, pencil rimmed look rather than the tight-lined liquid black she used at the Bollywood dinner.
Prince William ended his speech to the assembled guests with the following message: "Now I can report back to Granny that I have done my duty! Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for joining with us to wish The Queen a very happy. birthday. Bahot dhanyavaad." I'm certain those last words in Hindi ("thank you very much") were uttered with a very charming English inflection.
|Sample of Indian Chintz textiles - the style typically involves intricate floral designs printed on a light background.|