The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have arrived in the magical mountain kingdom of Bhutan, writes the Daily Mail. The royal couple flew into Paro airport Thursday and were guests in the cockpit as the plane navigated the alarmingly steep approach through the mountains. The approach to Paro is regarded as one of the most dangerous in the world, and only eight pilots are authorized to attempt the descent.
As Kate stepped onto the tarmac, she looked stunning in a pale gold “demure frock by designer Emilia Wickstead.” The dress, which stopped just above the knee, was the perfect mix of semi-formal and regal. The color blended with the bright Bhutanese national dress worn by the locals. The dress was pared with an elegant pair of nude pumps.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William were greeted at the airport by the eldest sister of the King. Princess Chhimi Yangzom and her husband looked wonderful in their spectacular outfits. The Bhutanese royals presented the Cambridges with “a ceremonial scarf called a khadhar, given as a symbol of friendship.”
The Duchess had changed into a top and skirt outfit showcasing the best of both the United Kingdom and the host country. Her white floaty cape with colorful embroidery is by Paul and Joe. It was teamed with a beautiful skirt, “sourced and woven by local weaver Kelzan Wangmo in Bhutan and brought back to London where it was made up to her specifications.”
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William posed with the king and queen “in front of a statue of the laughing Buddha,” and both couples looked radiant in the bright sunshine.
The royal couple next went to the outdoor archery venue in Thimphu to see demonstrations of the Bhutanese national sport. The Duke and Duchess chatted to local children and had tea as they watched the archery displays.
Much to the delight of the press, the Duchess of Cambridge tried her hand with a bow and arrow. Judging by Kate’s laughter, her attempt at archery went pretty well.
[Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images]