The Royal Tour has commenced! The Cambridge family touched down at a military base in Victoria, British Columbia at approximately 4 pm local time to embark on a eight day visit of Canada.
The family of four emerged from the Royal Canadian Air Force plane showing no signs of fatigue from their nine hour flight. They looked regal and unified in all-blue outfits.
Duchess Kate was the epitome of elegance in a French blue Jenny Packham sheath dress. The bespoke piece featured peaked shoulders, nipped waist and flat pointed lapels that extended to the back.
Kate donned a new custom hat from one of go-to milliners, Lock & Co Hatters. The felt hat featured a maple leaf applique, a nod to the national emblem of Canada.
As expected Kate also wore the Maple leaf brooch, a piece on loan from Her Majesty the Queen. The brooch is made of diamonds set in platinum in the form of a Canadian Sugar Maple leaf. The brooch was given to Queen Elizabeth, the future Queen Mother, by her husband George VI ahead of their Canadian tour in 1939.
The Duchess wore her G. Collins Tanzanite earrings.
On her feet were the familiar Ginavito Rossi Praline suede 'Gianvito 105' pumps.
Here's a closer look at Kate's beautiful chignon.
At the airport, the Cambridges were greeted by Governor General David Johnston, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and their wives.
Following the airport welcome, the royal entourage travelled to Government House for a brief stop to settle George and Charlotte with their nanny. The royals will be based in the building during their week-long stay in Canada. William and Kate then made their way to British Columbia’s Parliament Buildings. They first honoured Canadian military service by laying a wreath at the Cenotaph.
Following this, the couple made their way to the official welcoming ceremony which included a 21-gun salute and an inspection of the Guard of Honour. On the steps on the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Prince William addressed the crowds.
Kate decided to bring her LK Bennett 'Nina' clutch to this event.
After the public welcome, the royals retreated to Government House for private meetings with the Governor General and Prime Minister.
Tomorrow, William and Kate will spend the day in Vancouver.
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