The Duke was clearly taken with his new blue shirt. In a formal visit on the Governor-General, Sir Frank Kabui, the Duke told him: 'I have my shirt on. What do you think? Looks OK?'
The Duchess told the Governor-General’s wife Lady Grace: 'It was a beautiful service earlier. All the singing – it was lovely.'
As a sign of what a good mood the couple were in, as the couple joined the diners at the island feast they agreed to pose for pictures for the waiting British press photographers. 'As you asked so nicely,' said the Duke, 'of course.'
In his speech the Duke tried his hand at pidgin English. 'Mifala barava Tagio tumas,' he said – 'We thank you very, very much.'
'Catherine and I were overwhelmed with the warmth of the reception we received this afternoon. Our expectations were pretty high after what the Queen had told us, but nothing had prepared us for the welcome we received.'
The Duchess of Cambridge had a last-minute change of wardrobe when she ditched plans to wear to the banquet a dress she had brought from London and chose instead one that she had just been given by her Solomon Islands hosts.
She made the switch just half an hour before the banquet when she walked into her room at the hotel in Honiara and discovered that the government had left her a strapless dress with a bright pink and orange batik design.
'She tried it on, she loved it and she is wearing it,” said a royal aide. The dress came from a shop called Island Print.
Flora Lyimo Fashion Police say: FAB Mavaazi"Yanaendana na wenye mji wenyewe and that was so NICE of them kuvaa Nguo zao tena walizowapa Kizawadi zaidi,,,yani kiheshima nimewainulia mkono juu" hata kama wangewapa nini hawangeweza kuwafurahisha kama walivyo zivaa nguo hizo" and also hii itaimanisha Money in " maana kila mmoja atataka kuivaa nguo ya Kate na William" FLFP"