The tour came to a close today was William and Kate waved goodbye to Bhutan and flew back to India for one final and important stop. But, first Bhutan! It was lightly raining when the two made their way to the their plane:
The extremely hospitable Bhutanese weren't done giving, and several children waited at the red carpet with gifts for the departing royals:
Kate recycled her white McQueen first worn in Singapore in 2012. This was a hugely popular ensemble at the time. The Duchess modified the look a little from her first wear. She wore it without the belt today, but she has also had the plunge reduced just a little bit.
She was carrying her Natalie clutch and wearing her Fern heels, both from LK Bennett. Kate was sporting a new, delicate diamond necklace. This was a gift from Queen Jetsun and is a pendant symbolizing wisdom and compassion. I am sure the Queen put great thought into this gift and in deciding to highlight these traits in Kate, she chose well, as all fans of the Duchess are aware.
The earrings appear to be her Lauren leaf earrings from Kiki McDonough:
I loved, loved, loved this ensemble the first time she wore it, and it was a win again today. I prefer it with the belt, which really highlighted the snug structure of the top and beautiful peplum. I also preferred the deeper plunge, I will admit. So, this wear was not as successful as the first, but these were small details that only the very invested would likely notice. It was a smart move to recycle both for her arrival and departure. It was fun for us to see these again, and it cut down on the shopping she had to do. A win win!
This tour was planned with a very special Indian farewell. As the couple flew back to India their last stop was a visit to the Taj Mahal, iconic in its own right, but thanks to an incident with Diana, infamous for royal reasons as well. That's the next post!