Kate Middleton Wore a Metallic Pink Gown for a Reception in Belize

The appearance comes after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received backlash for their tour of Belize, Jamaica, and the Bahamas.

Kate Middleton Pink Gown and Prince William Belize Celebration
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Kate Middleton and Prince William are currently celebrating the queen's platinum jubilee with a tour with stops in Belize, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. For a reception hosted by Froyla Tzalam, governor-general of Belize, Kate chose a stunning gown that marked the start of spring.

On Monday, the duke and duchess arrived at the Mayan ruins in Cahal Pech, Belize, to recognize the queen's reign and celebrate Belizean culture. For the event, the duchess wore a shimmering, metallic pink gown with ruffled shoulders by British label The Vampire's Wife. She accessorized the dress with gold disc drop earrings, matching peep-toe sandals, and a white clutch handbag.

Prince William opted for a look with several shades of blue, which included trousers, a sportcoat, and a button-down shirt. He finished it off with black loafers.

Earlier in the visit, Kate and Prince William seemed to channel their relatives Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with casual green khaki looks for a day in the jungle. Kate opted for hunter cargo pants paired with a white tee and matching sneakers and a braided brown leather belt. Prince William coordinated with his wife, wearing all safari-esque colors.

Kate Middleton and Prince William Belize Safari Outfits
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According to Harper's Bazaar, the royal couple's eight-day visit has sparked some backlash and even local protests for several reasons, including the countries' history with colonialism and the royal family not seeking approval to tour the land. In fact, one engagement (visiting a cacao farm in Belize) was already cancelled following residents' outrage.

On Friday, protestors from the indigenous Mayan village of Indian Creek in the Toledo District took a stand in front of local media with signs that said things like "colonial legacy of theft continues with Prince," "Prince William, leave our land," and "not your land, not your decision."

"The problem is — it's in Indian Creek village — which has been in open conflict with Flora and Fauna International, which owns an adjoining, contested property," reported Belize's Channel 7. "More than that, Prince William is a patron of that conservation organization."

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