Day 3 of Royal Tour Canada got off to a damp start. The Duke and Duchess braved a torrential downpour as they arrived at Bella Bella, home of the Great Bear Rainforest, located on the beautiful Central Coast of British Columbia. Unfortunately their scheduled scenic float plane tour had to be cancelled due to high winds, choppy seas, and heavy rain.
The Duchess arrived prepared for the inclement weather and took shelter under a clear dome umbrella.
She kept warm in a belted safari jacket by Holland & Holland, a British brand founded in 1835 with a tradition of specializing in attire for outdoor pursuits like shooting.
The Holland & Holland Ladies Lightweight Multipocket Safari Jacket (US$780) is made in England from lightweight Sahara cotton. It features four patch pockets on the front, with a center back vent opening into a split at the bottom. It is cinched in at the waist with a full top-stitched Sahara cotton belt. It is finished with Holland & Holland engraved horn buttons. The piece is an older style from 2014.
During the welcome ceremony by the Heiltsuk First Nations community, Kate took off her jacket to reveal a preppy crew neck jumper atop a check shirt and Zara jeans.
ID UPDATE (12TH OCT 2016)
With thanks to @suebstyle, we finally have an ID for the teal sweater! It is the Jigsaw Cashmere Katharine 'Cloud' Crew Neck Jumper. The £98 fine-gauge jumper is knitted from 100% cashmere. It has a classic shape and contemporary details including a reverse centreback panel and contrast ottoman-stitch cuffs. This piece is semi-sheer.
The jumper has sold out in teal but the 'Cloud' is available in a range of other colours:
The consensus is Kate wore the Topshop Gingham Print Shirt (ID by @ssmcgov). It's styled with a large navy/white gingham print and made from lightweight chiffon. It will set you back US$65.
On her feet were the familiar Penelope Chilvers Long Tassle Boots (£475). They have been a closet staple for over a decade. Kate recently wore them while hiking to Tigers Nest during the Royal Tour of Bhutan.
The Duchess accessorized with a new pair of hammered gold drop earrings from Canadian-born jeweler, Pippa Small. She wore the large 'Kite' double drop earrings (£850).
During the traditional welcome ceremony, the royal couple were given 'dancing vests' by the Heiltsuk people and gifts for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Next, they walked to Elders Lodge where Prince William delivered a speech to mark the dedication of the Great Bear Rainforest as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative.
The Duke and Duchess concluded their trip to Bella Bella with a plaque unveiling to commemorate their visit.
William and Kate headed back to Victoria to prepare for this evening's Black Rod Ceremony at Government House.
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14 Dec 2017
The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service on 14th December at St Paul's Cathedral.
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