LONDON: Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, has written a heartfelt letter to the Pakistani designer who dressed her on the royal tour of Pakistan, saying ‘I am so grateful to you and your team for the wonderful selection you made for me’.
According to DailyMail, the Duchess of Cambridge, 37, mixed designer with traditional outfits for her royal tour of Pakistan in October, donning a black and white embroidered kurti by prestigious brand Élan on the final day of her trip.
And now Khadijah Shah, the creative director for the high-end Pakistani brand, from Lahore, has revealed the royal wrote her a personal thank you note and admitted having ‘so many beautiful outfits’ made it ‘difficult’ to know what to wear.
I was delighted to have even been considered, this is just humbling to a whole different level. However what’s most commendable is the consideration, grace and thoughtfulness of HRH the Duchess Catherine, it is no wonder that she is so respected and beloved @KensingtonRoyal pic.twitter.com/1rObILfmYR
— khadijah shah (@khadijah_shah) November 21, 2019
Some of HRH’s pictures from the day she wore Élan @elantweets to the sos village to spend quality time with the kids there. I absolutely adored Princess Diana growing up, and I’m just ecstatic that the Duchess is more and more like her @KensingtonRoyal pic.twitter.com/IjVNr7Fwz6
— khadijah shah (@khadijah_shah) November 22, 2019
Revealing the thank you note on Twitter, Khadijah said she felt ‘humbled’ and ‘honoured’ to have dressed the royal during her trip to the country.
The note, typed on Kensington Palace headed paper, thanked the designer profusely for ‘helping’ ahead of the royal tour.
Kate wrote: ‘Thank you so much for all of your help ahead of my tour to Pakistan.
‘I am so grateful to you and your team for the wonderful selection you made for me to chose from – although having so many beautiful things did make the decision making a little more difficult!’
‘I loved the outfit I wore, so thank you for all your time and effort.’
She added: ‘Pakistan is a really wonderful country, which we both thoroughly enjoyed visiting and hope to return to one day soon.’
Signing the letter ‘Catherine’, she finished: ‘This comes with my warmest thanks and best wishes.’
Sharing the note online, Khadijah revealed: ‘I was delighted to have even been considered, this is just humbling to a whole different level.