Kate steps out in a custom-designed emerald dress by Jenny Packham for a glittering state dinner

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a bespoke emerald gown by British fashion designer Jenny Packham for a sparkling state dinner to end the fifth day of her Caribbean tour with Prince William.

Kate, 40, donned a shimmering tulle piece paired with priceless diamonds on loan from the Queen for her and the Duke’s first visit to Jamaica. She also sported her Royal Family Order and the GCVO star.

The dress is believed to be a bespoke version of Ms Packham’s £3,791 ‘Wonder Glitter Tulle Dress’. She finished her look with matching emerald and diamond earrings and a bracelet on loan from Her Majesty for the special occasion.

It’s not the first time that Kate has worn designs from the British fashion brand, which counts Angelina Jolie and Taylor Swift among its top fans. Last September, she wore a dazzling gold number from the brand to the premiere of No Time to Die.

Meanwhile, Prince William appeared suave in black tie as they arrived at a dinner hosted in their honor by the Governor-General at King’s House, his Kingston residence – the most glamorous event of their tour so far .

Earlier today, Kate dazzled in a fresh white £1,370 jacket with matching £575 trousers as she joined the Duke, 39, at Andrew Holness’s office, pairing the outfit perfectly with her heels .

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a bespoke emerald dress by British fashion designer Jenny Packham for a sparkling state dinner to end the fifth day of her Caribbean tour with Prince William

Kate donned a shimmering tulle piece paired with priceless diamonds on loan from the Queen for her and the Duke's first visit to Jamaica.  She also sported her Royal Family Order and the GCVO star

Kate donned a shimmering tulle piece paired with priceless diamonds on loan from the Queen for her and the Duke’s first visit to Jamaica. She also sported her Royal Family Order and the GCVO star

The dress is believed to be a bespoke version of Ms Packham's £3,791 'Wonder Glitter Tulle Dress'.  She finished her look with matching emerald and diamond earrings and a bracelet on loan from Her Majesty for the special occasion

The dress is believed to be a bespoke version of Ms Packham’s £3,791 ‘Wonder Glitter Tulle Dress’. She finished her look with matching emerald and diamond earrings and a bracelet on loan from Her Majesty for the special occasion

Prince William received a round of polite applause after expressing his ‘sorrow’ for slavery in a seven-minute speech in Jamaica.

Ninety guests listened to Duke’s every word before enjoying a four-course meal.

William and Kate met with Jamaican leaders in the mansion’s cocktail lounge.

Kate has linked up with Opposition Leader Mike Golding – whose party has said it wants the Royal Family to continue and apologize for slavery and pay millions in reparations.

The two revealed they studied at St Andrews, although Kate’s alma mater is in Scotland and the politician said his was in the US.

But they had a friendly chat and Kate told him, “I loved my time there.”

Mingle with the VIPs in the room, William learned how England ace Raheem Sterling had worked to help children in downtown Kingston.

William smiled and remembered his football kick at Trench Town. He said, “I have a thing for Raheem.”

Prince William received a round of polite applause after expressing his 'sorrow' for slavery in a speech in Jamaica at the event

Prince William received a round of polite applause after expressing his ‘sorrow’ for slavery in a speech in Jamaica at the event

On arrival they joined a small reception with Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and his wife Lady Allen, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife Juliet, Matthew, Leader of the Opposition Mark Holding

On arrival they joined a small reception with Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and his wife Lady Allen, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife Juliet, Matthew, Leader of the Opposition Mark Holding

Kate, 40, associated the priceless diamonds with her Order of the Royal Family - a decoration bestowed by the Queen on her loved ones - and the GCVO star, which the monarch gave her in April 2019 for her eighth wedding anniversary .

Kate, 40, associated the priceless diamonds with her Order of the Royal Family – a decoration bestowed by the Queen on her loved ones – and the GCVO star, which the monarch gave her in April 2019 for her eighth wedding anniversary .

The couple walked along the veranda of the mansion’s dining room, greeting guests.

Kate was heard saying, “That was great, I wish I could stay longer.” We were tempted by the beaches. Incredible landscape.

“Next time we have to come back with the kids.

Addressing another group of diners ahead of the banquet, she said: ‘The country is beautiful. We have only scratched the surface. It was so short.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (centre) chat with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) and Governor General of Jamaica Patrick Allen (right) before dinner

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (centre) chat with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) and Governor General of Jamaica Patrick Allen (right) before dinner

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend dinner hosted by Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica, at King's House in Kingston, Jamaica

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend dinner hosted by Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica, at King’s House in Kingston, Jamaica

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife Juliet Holness arrive before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for a dinner

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife Juliet Holness arrive before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for a dinner

It's not the first time Kate has worn designs from the British fashion label, which counts Angelina Jolie and Taylor Swift among its A-list fans

It’s not the first time Kate has worn designs from the British fashion label, which counts Angelina Jolie and Taylor Swift among its A-list fans

They also recreated a photograph taken of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on the staircase when they visited in 1954.

The Duke took his place in the ballroom at the top table – just below a red EXIT emergency exit sign.

He sat down with Kate, Governor General Patrick Allen, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and their wives.

They ate a four-course meal of creamy roasted pumpkin and potatoes, sea bass, garden salad and fan-shaped crepes suzette along with Jamaican petit fours.

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