Kate Middleton and Prince William stopped at New Delhi’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of their royal tour of India and Bhutan, where she continued to battle the wind:
Kate was able to catch the hem of her gown in time and save any embarrassment as she laid a wreath with her husband William at India Gate, the country’s national war memorial in the capital New Delhi.
But she was constantly troubled by a number of strong gusts that not only sent her Emilia Wickstead outfit billowing into the air but wrapped her hair around her face.
India Gate is a towering 42-metre high arch designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in the heart of New Delhi, but its open plan channelled the wind, turning a strong breeze into problematic gusts.
The 34-year-old Duchess, who has refused to follow the Queen’s advice in attaching weights to the hem of her dresses, managed to keep her composure throughout the sombre ceremony that honoured the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died fighting for the British Army during the First World War.
When the royal couple first arrived they walked slowly behind a large wreath made from marigolds and carried by two ceremonial soldiers and as they neared the centre of the arch they took the floral tribute from the servicemen.
The monument and other shrines within it not only recognises the sacrifice of Indians who fought in the 1914-18 war but other conflicts including the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.