Royals See Kate Middleton's Personal Note to Designer of Her Pakistan Tour Ensemble: 'I Loved the Outfit' "Having so many beautiful things did make the decision making a little more difficult!" Kate Middleton said of the selection of outfits By Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit is a Royals Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2016 after graduating from The College of New Jersey and holding previous positions at Seventeen, CBS Radio and more. Follow the proud dog mom on Twitter at @stephpetit_ for the latest on Queen Elizabeth's corgis. People Editorial Guidelines and Monique Jessen Published on November 21, 2019 04:29 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Kate Middleton is thanking those who helped her look stylish on her recent tour of Pakistan. As the royal mom and Prince William boarded a plane back to Islamabad after an unexpected electrical storm changed their flight plans the previous night, she looked glamorous in a black and white embroidered kurti by Pakistani designer label Élan. Earlier this month, Kate reached out to Élan’s creative director, Khadijah Shah, to say thank you. “Thank you so much for all of your help ahead of my tour to Pakistan,” the note reads. “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,” Kate continued. Though the body of the message was typed — on custom stationary from Kensington Palace — the royal personalized the note by writing “Dear Khadijah” and signing her full name “Catherine” in cursive. Karwai Tang/WireImage Shah tells PEOPLE: “It was so heartwarming. I’m totally in awe of how thoughtful she is.” See Every Vibrant Outfit Kate Middleton Wore on Her Royal Tour of Pakistan “I was delighted to have even been considered, this is just humbling to a whole different level,” Shah captioned a photo of the letter on Twitter. “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.” Samir Hussein/WireImage Kate wore the ensemble for a visit to the SOS Children’s Village, where she participated in a friendly game of cricket. Kate Middleton. PA Wire/PA Images Both Kate and Prince William embraced the local culture of Pakistan by wearing traditional garments. The Duchess of Cambridge sported the shalwar kameez, a tunic-like top over trousers, on several occasions throughout the tour. RELATED VIDEO: Check Out Kate Middleton’s Stunning Outfits — And Get Inspired For Your Holiday Parties! The word “shalwar” or “salwar” originates from the Arabic word “sirwal” and is used to describe the pants, while “kameez” is derived from the Arabic word “qamis” or “chemise” — a tunic which can be of varying lengths. The two-piece look is often worn with a “dupatta,” a long scarf that sometimes covers the head. Can’t get enough of PEOPLE‘s Royals coverage? Sign up for our free Royals newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more! Kate Middleton and Prince William. Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Meanwhile, William took a break from his usual suits to wear a traditional sherwani, a long coat-like garment worn for formal occasions, for a special reception at the Pakistan National Monument in Islamabad. William opted to wear green, paying tribute to the color of his host country’s flag.