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Casual glamour the go for royals' Asia-Pacific tour

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Claire Low

The Duchess of Cambridge has remained calm and composed in the wake of nude photo scandal. We take a look look at what she has been wearing... rather than what she hasn't.

The Duchess of Cambridge has remained calm and composed in the wake of nude photo scandal. We take a look look at what she has been wearing... rather than what she hasn't. Photo: Getty Images

For all of the impossibly beautiful garments she wore during her latest Diamond Jubilee tour, one of the things we’ve been talking about the most is what’s under them.

Poor Catherine. Though she held her head high in classy, gorgeous ensembles by rarefied designers during her visit to Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu, there were still crass online comments from those ogling the topless photos of her taken by a French paparazzo wielding a long lens.

We presumed the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William were boiling with rage at the intrusion of Kate’s privacy. But you would never know it. They wore mega-watt grins to the end. They even seemed to enjoy themselves. Naturally, what Kate did – and didn’t – wear commanded a massive spotlight. Here are our top picks...

Batik beauty... This is nothing if not festive and somehow the sight of William in a cheery shirt and a cheesy grin is a delight. Kate's floral, clashy and exuberant dress is the exact thing for poolside cocktails. We could question the straplessness of the dress and the way it could have set Kate up for an accidental flesh flash (something she must be shy about after the palace's latest nude picture scandal). These tropical ensembles were worn at an evening reception in the Solomon Islands. Reports say Kate's batik frock, a gift from her hosts for the evening, comes from a Solomon Islands shop called Island Print. Click for more photos

Kate opts for casual glamour on Asia-Pacific tour

The Duchess of Cambridge was a picture of fresh and casual elegance during her Asia-Pacific tour with Prince William, says Claire Low. Photo: Getty Images

 

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