Kate Middleton dons £19 shalwar kameez by Pakistan high street label

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Kate Middleton's love of marrying high street with designer brands is well documented and it seems the Duchess is taking the same sartorial approach on her royal visit to Pakistan with Prince William this week. 

The 37-year-old royal has been widely praised for choosing traditional attire while visiting the country and touched down in Lahore today wearing an ivory-hued shalwar kameez - the tunic and cuffed trousers commonly worn by women, and some men, in the country.

The heavily embroidered design donned by Kate, as the pair jetted in from Islamabad, is from one of Pakistan's biggest high street retailers, Gul Ahmed. The brand has been in business since the early 1900s, ships globally and has 100 shops across the country, and even an office in the UK.  

Similar shalwar kameezs on the company's website currently retail at between just £20 and £50, showing Kate hasn't lost her eye for thrifty .

The royal finished the look with a shawl by Maheem Khan and Ashen Brown Lucie suede heels from J Crew, which come with a heftier price tag of £244. 

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Kate kept her husband, Prince William, waiting for a few moments before they stepped off their official Voyager plane today

Touching down on the red carpet in Lahore, Kate, 37, donned a shalwar kameez - a traditional outfit which combines a tunic-style top with cuffed trousers - by historic Pakistan label Gul Ahmed 

Kate is saluted as she walks off the plane

The elegant ivory outfit, which carries heavy embroidery on the tunic, is likely to have cost less than £50 from the high street brand. Kate finished the look with a pair of caramel-coloured suede Lucie heels and a cream leather clutch bag (Pictured: Kate is saluted as she arrives at Lahore airport on Thursday)

The couple are having a private meeting with the Governor of Lahore

The Duchess looked ethereal in ivory as she arrived

Kate's shoes, thought to be from upmarket high street brand J Crew, came with a more substantial price tag of £244. The couple will have a private meeting with the Governor of Lahore this morning

Kate gingerly descends the steps of the couple's plane as they jet in from Islamabad; William opted for a light blue linen shirt, rolled up at the sleeves and navy chinos for the visit

Kate gingerly descends the steps of the couple's plane as they jet in from Islamabad; William opted for a light blue linen shirt, rolled up at the sleeves and navy chinos for the visit 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Lahore Airport to meet the city's governor before they undertake an emotional visit to the same cancer hospital visited by Diana in the year before her death.

Kate has emulated the late Princess' own style during this visit, two days ago she stunned in a blue and white bespoke Catherine Walker - a traditional Pakistani outfit comprised of a flared kurti, a long shirt, and trousers - as she stepped off the British Government's RAF Voyager plane alongside Prince William.

The Duchess paired the custom look with nude heels and a pearl clutch bag for a seamless look, as the couple became the first royals to visit the troubled nation for 13 years.

Kate's choice of dress was extremely reminiscent of a similar outfit worn by Princess Diana in 1996, during a visit to The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, Lahore, in Pakistan, where the couple will visit today. 

Yesterday, the Duchess opted for a more rustic outfit as the royals headed to the Hindu Kush mountains to visit the Kalash people.

Kate wore a leather utility vest by Really Wild, layered over a brown shirt, finished off with a tan skirt and chocolate knee-high boots, also by Really Wild, which retail at £315.  

Kate wore a white shalwar kameez - a traditional outfit of a long tunic and trousers - by Gul Ahmed, in Lahore today

Kate arrives at Lahore Airport for the royal visit today

Kate wore a white shalwar kameez - a traditional outfit of a long tunic and trousers - by Gul Ahmed, in Lahore today

Kate and William are holding a private meeting with the Governor of Lahore today

 Kate's Ashen Brown Lucie shoes from J Crew which eclipsed the rest of her outfit in the shoe

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