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The Duchess of Cambridge wears vintage YSL and custom Roksanda in Jamaica

The Cambridges have touched down in Jamaica for the second stop on their eight-day Royal Caribbean tour. After three days in Belize, the duchess now looks to be settling into the trip in style.

Walking up to her day four flight, Kate hit a sleek but relaxed look head-on in a burnt orange vintage Yves Saint Laurent safari jacket. Triple buttoned with a tied waist and four front pockets, it offered explorer energy whilst remaining sophisticated.

The Duchess of Cambridge played it cool in vintage Yves Saint Laurent (PA)

The travel outfit was finished with pristine white flared trousers by Alexander McQueen and a pair of white and gold striped Aquazzura heels, making sure her ascent up the plane steps was done with suitable formality. She also held her trusty white Mulberry bag, named the ‘Amberley crossbody’, which features chalky hardware and a front facing loop for a modern twist.

She arrived in Jamaica in a yellow gown nodding to the flag (Getty Images)

For their arrival at Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport in Jamaica, Kate made an on-board change and slipped into a flag-coordinating frock. She appeared in a canary yellow gown, custom-designed by the London-based brand Roksanda.

The midi dress made an impact as it fluttered in the wind, and featured short sleeves with a fabric twist on the left hand statement shoulder. Kate contended with the breezy entrance with a pulled-back pony tail making a change from the loose, straight locks which have been a mainstay of the trip.

The statement shoulder dress was designed by Roksanda (REUTERS)

As the tour picks up pace, the duchess made time for a third outfit change in the day, moving into something more comfortable as she and Prince William got stuck into the activities Jamaica had to offer.

Kate expertly maneuvered jumping into a bobsled and posing with Bob Marley cut-outs in a just-over-the-knee dress with a tight bodice and full flounced skirt. With red, turquoise and yellow stripes plus a black pattern print on top, it was busy and edged on looking dated compared to her more sleek recent styles.

It was all stripes and brights for the third look of the day (Getty Images)

The summer dress is believed to be from Willow Hilson Vintage, which is a Cheltenham-based boutique, and was paired with chunky nude wedges. A nice touch came in the form of a golden bangle by Jamaican designer Lashawndla Bailey-Miller.

The vibrant colours ensured the duchess was a standout as she met crowds and chatted to the Jamaican-born England and Manchester City footballer Raheem Sterling.

The pair’s arrival was overshadowed, however, as nearly 100 people protested outside Kingston’s British High Commission raising questions about whether the nation should have a UK head of state and Britain’s historic role in slavery. The topic is expected to be addressed in royal speeches to be given on the island.

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