Duchess Kate is gorgeous in green outfit full of sweet nods to Pakistan ahead of tour with Prince William

By Zach Harper

Duchess Kate stepped out to London’s Aga Khan Centre on Oct. 2 wearing a gorgeous green outfit that was a subtle cultural nod ahead of the couple’s trip to Pakistan later this month.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the centre with Prince William looking completely stunning. She chose a beautiful teal and emerald maxi dress by ARoss Girl x Soler, which she paired with earrings by Zeen, a designer from Pakistan. Her feet were clad in emerald pumps, and she wore her hair down, showing off the recent chestnut highlights she’s had done.

We love the grace and cultural knowledge Kate is showing off with this look! Photo: © Neil Mockford/GC Images

There are two reasons Kate was wearing so much green! The colour is important in Islam, and is associated with paradise in the Qur’an. Green is also one of the colours on Pakistan’s flag.

The Aga Khan Centre is the home of the Aga Khan Foundation, along with the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations, and the Institute of Ismaili Studies. It is run by Shah Karim al-Hussaini, the Aga Khan IV, who is known for his philanthropy and promoting causes such as the rights of women and girls, the eradication of poverty, promotion of Muslim art and cultures and furthering religious understanding and pluralism.

The Aga Khan IV is the spiritual head of Ismaili Islam, practiced by about 10-12 per cent of Shi'a Muslims. Photo: © Jeff Spicer - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Kate and William were greeted by the Aga Khan IV at the event, which featured many people from Pakistan or who have connections there, including boxer Haroon Khan and comedian Shazia Mirza .

PHOTOS: Duchess Kate and Prince William step out to Aga Khan Centre ahead of their Pakistan tour

We expect we’ll see Kate making plenty of cultural nods with her wardrobe when the couple head to Pakistan later this month. The Cambridges are set to travel there for a tour that will run Oct. 14 to 18. Expect more details to be announced soon, considering Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have just wrapped up their tour of southern Africa and are due to return home later Oct. 2!

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