Kate Middleton started her second day in Singapore with a visit to the Gardens by the Bay in the morning and a tour of the Queenstown public housing estate. Kate, who is on a nine day tour of the Far East (South East Asia and the South Pacific) with Prince William to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, took the city in style by opting for two different outfits for the occasions.

On their second day in Singapore, which is the first leg of their Asia visit, William and Kate waved to a crowd of thousands of people who had lined up outside the Gardens by the Bay to catch a glimpse of and greet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate opted for a white Alexander McQueen broderie anglaise dress, which she teamed with a pair of her favourite sandals - the navy suede wedges. William and Kate planted a tree at the garden, following which they visited Singapore's Rolls-Royce Seletar campus.

The Rolls-Royce cars have been an essential part of royal occasions, both in the past and present. Kate Middleton, for example, travelled in a Rolls-Royce to Westminster Abbey for her marriage to Prince William in April last year. As a mark of the brand's continued association with the royal family, the Duchess of Cambridge was invited to the inaugural ceremony of the first Trent 900 engine assembled at the manufacturer's Singapore factory.

Meanwhile, for the visit to the local housing estate later in the day, Kate wore a light-coloured belted dress along with the signature nude stilettos. For both outfits, Kate chose to keep her hair loose in her trademark glossy blow-dry style. However, the heat in Singapore seemed to have affected her hairdo as the tresses didn't look as glossy as they do normally.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also visited the Rainbow Centre, a school for disabled children, to round off their second day in Singapore, where they watched a performance by children. Kate also attended an art therapy session for the children.

William and Kate arrived in Singapore on 11 September and visited the National Orchid Garden in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, where an orchid hybrid was named in their honour - the Vanda William Catherine.

The trend of doubling down on new outfits, foreign to Kate's normally thrifty sense, was continued from the first day of her visit, when she wore a kimono-style peach dress by British designer Jenny Packham and a floral print silk dress by Singapore-born US designer Prabal Gurung.

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Kate wore a printed belted dress (L) and a white Alexander McQueen broderie anglaise dress on the second day of her visit to Singapore, 12 September, 2012.REUTERS
Kate wore a floral print silk dress (L) by Singapore-born US designer Prabal Gurung and a kimono-style peach dress (R) by British designer Jenny Packham on the first day of her visit to Singapore, 11 September, 2012.REUTERS
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, greets the crowd during a visit to the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, 12 September, 2012.REUTERS
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, plant a tree during a tour of Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, 12 September, 2012.REUTERS
Britain's Prince William applauds after Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, officiates a ceremony to launch the first Trent 900 engine assembled at the Rolls-Royce Seletar campus in Singapore, 12 September, 2012.REUTERS
Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speak with Chief Executive Officer of Gardens by the Bay Dr. Kiat W. Tan as they tour the Cloud Forest in Singapore, 12 September, 2012.REUTERS
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, greets fans at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, 12 September, 2012.REUTERS
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, during her second day in Singapore, 12 September, 2012.REUTERS
Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, tour the Cloud Forest (R) at Gardens by the Bay; the royal couple arrive for a tour at Queenstown public housing estate in Singapore, 12 September, 2012.REUTERS
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, receives flowers from fans at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, 12 September, 2012.REUTERS
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, join children on stage at Rainbow Centre, a school for disabled children, in Singapore, 12 September, 2012.REUTERS
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, watch a performance by children from Rainbow Centre, a school for disabled children, in Singapore, 12 September, 2012.REUTERS
Catherine, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, attends an art therapy session at the Rainbow Centre in Singapore, 12 September, 2012.REUTERS