The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kicked off Day 7 of the royal tour with a canoe trip from Skidegate Landing to Haida Heritage Centre and Museum in Haida Gwaii.
For her visit to the remote archipelago off the northwest coast of British Columbia (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands), Kate donned a smart casual look, fusing British elegance with country chic.
We instantly recognized the silhouette of the Smythe 'Duchess' blazer when she stepped off the boat.
In Kate's closet you'll also find a navy blue version of this blazer, which she debuted during the first royal tour of Canada in 2011. When Symthe reissued the blazer, they renamed it the "Duchess" in honour of Kate.
Today she premiered the jacket in Army green.
The wool jacket from the Canadian brand features single-breasted styling, wide notched lapels, cut-out back hem, and goldtoned buttons on the front and cuffs. It is currently available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
The style comes in an array of colours and fabrics including wool, linen and tweed:
Under the jacket, Kate wore an ivory bow blouse from Alice Temperley's diffusion line, Somerset. The range is exclusive to the UK department store, John Lewis.
Here's a better look at the Somerset by Alice Temperley Spot Pretty Blouse (£79). The lightweight polyester blouse has a semi-sheer construction with an all-over textured spot design, lace insert detailing around the bib and at the cuffs, pleating around the short placket and a flouncy bow around the neck. The style also comes in black.
Kate reportedly wore Zara skinny jeans.
No information was provided about the colour, but they could be the Zara Skinny Mid-Rose Trousers in Khaki as suggested by @MiddletonMaven.
Kate paired the jeans with her brown Mulberry braided leather belt (identified by @AnnieElizabethN)
On her feet were the brown suede R.Sole London 'Virgi Ante Setter' boots, we saw her sporting in Carcross on day 5.
Here we see the Cartier Ballon Bleu de Stainless Steel bracelet watch.
Kate finished off the look with her beloved Kiki McDonough Citrine Pear Drop Earrings which she has worn on every royal tour to date!
The Duke and Duchess received a ceremonial welcome from peoples of the Haida Nation.
This included cultural dances at the Haida Heritage Performing House.
Following this, William and Kate dropped into the new Haidi Gwaii General Hospital in Queen Charlotte. They visited the long-term care wing, and proceeded to the maternity wing, where they joined a discussion with mothers and staff about maternal health.
Then it was back outdoors for a spot of fishing!
Kate swapped her Smythe blazer for Really Wild's Cashmere Mix Cable Crew in Ruby (£195).
During the fishing trip, Kate put on a new jacket by Troy London, the brand’s Wax Parka (£350).
The light weight parka is made from 100% cotton with a dry wax finish. It features a cinched waist and neckline, front pockets and a waterproof lining.
Her jacket was not the only thing Kate swapped during the day. During the fishing trip the Duchess exchanged a braided headband for her leopard print Alice band.
The tour comes to an end tomorrow. It will start with a private visit to the Cridge Centre for the Family and end with a sailing trip from Ogden Point into Victoria’s Inner Harbour on the tall ship Pacific Grace. At 3:40pm The Cambridge family will be officially farewelled and depart from Canada at the Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal.
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The sixth day of the Cambridges' Canadian royal visit brought the tour's most eagerly anticipated engagement, the children's party at Government House! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte for a morning playdate with military families from Victoria.
Duchess Kate broke all the rules of playdate fashion and wore an winter-white ensemble which contrasted beautifully with her family in blue.
Kate premiered another brand today choosing the SEE BY CHLOÉ Pointelle-knit cotton-blend dress (US$460). The Chloé French fashion house was founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion. The luxury brand launched the SEE line in 2001 to offer moderately priced ready-to-wear pieces, handbags, and accessories to a younger audience.
The ivory dress heralds from See by Chloé's Fall '16 collection which was described as "careful, youthful and poetic". The cotton-blend dress has a pointelle-knit bodice, underpinned with a tonal slip. The flattering fit-and-flare silhouette is finished with a ruffled collar and cuffs.
The collection also includes a pointelle-knit top (US$260), currently available at Nordstrom and Zappos.
Kate teamed the dress with a tonal cream leather belt.
It is the ACNE STUDIOS 'Orione' waist belt (IDed by @PerthsFashion). The US$180 leather belt is finished with a simple burnished gold buckle, and crafted from smooth leather with a tan underside. The belt is also available in black leather.
On her feet were the Monsoon 'Fleur' Taupe Suede Espadrille Wedges.
Kate finished the outfit with her dainty KIKI 'Lauren' Yellow Gold Diamond Pave Leaf Earrings.
The cuteness of the Cambridge tots was off-the-charts, and today we'll most certainly be the highlight of the tour!
If you would like to know what Charlotte and George wore, please visit Princess Charlotte Style.
There are simply too many adorable photos to share on this blog! I recommend you check out Zimbio's collection of images of today's outing. I'll leave you with one of the sweetest moments from today of our two future kings, but mostly importantly a father and son sharing a loving embrace.
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After spending the morning in the Yukon territory capital of Whitehorse, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled about an hour south to Carcross, a picturesque tiny town located on a natural land bridge between Lake Bennett and Nares Lake.
The royal couple received a warm and colorful ceremonial welcome by the First Nation people as they arrived in Carcross for a packed day of engagements.
Prior to leaving Whitehorse, William and Kate nipped back to their hotel to change and arrived in Carcross wearing a low-key outfit, befitting the North-American countryside.
The hero piece of Kate's all-new casual ensemble was the alpaca-blend Sentaler Shawl Collar Wrap Coat with Ribbed Sleeves (CA$1,215). Sentaler is a luxury outerwear brand based in Toronto, Canada. It was established in 2009 by Bojana Sentaler with a commitment to timeless design and the use of luxurious alpaca fabric.
The 'gull' grey wrap coat has a classic shawl collar and belted waist and makes a statement with its Sentaler signature ribbed detail on the full sleeves.
Kate championed another Canadian designer with her choice of jewellery today. Her new earrings are by local Yukon jeweler, Shelley MacDonald.
Kate donned the 'Ulu' earrings (CA$95) in bronze which are now available to pre-order on Shelley MacDonald's Etsy Page. We spoke directly with Shelley who revealed the earrings were originally only for sale in a store in downtown Whitehorse and must have been purchased by Kate or a member of her entourage.
Her designs are all made by hand and inspired by nature and her surroundings. The silhouette of the earrings was inspired by the design of traditional all-purpose Inuit knife, the ULU. The large earring measures 3cm in height and the Ulu blade is 13mm wide. The ear wire is .925 sterling and are hypoallergenic.
Coincidentally, our guest blogger Alaina featured the jeweler in last month's edition of Fashion Files when she researched potential brands for the tour! Here's an extract of the post:
Way to go Alaina! Indeed Shelley is now inundated with orders and experiencing the success of the "Kate Effect". We couldn't be happier for her!
Kate teamed the look with an interesting choice of footwear. On her feet were a pair of traditional brown suede cowgirl boots.
It didn't take long for @MiddletonMaven to identify them as the R.Sole London 'Virgi Ante Setter' boots (£275). The company has reissued the design which is now called the 'Virgi Chocolate Suede' boots.
The Cambridges' had a busy day in Carcross. First they received an elder blessing, and experienced a welcome song and dance by the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers.
Then they learned about traditional Inland Tlingit and Tagish totem carving.
The royal couple were gifted with their own miniature totem.
William and Kate made an impromptu climb aboard a steam train!
Their final stop was atop Montana Mountain for a biking demonstration with Single Track to Success (S2S). S2S youth trail builders is a program that aims to provide training and improve wellness with local youth.
Tomorrow will bring the tour's most eagerly anticipated engagement, the children's party at Government House! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be joined by their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte for a morning playdate with military families from Victoria.
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The Duke and Duchess were out and about early today to explore the Yukon, having stayed overnight in the territory capital of Whitehorse.
Kate was back in Team Canada colours, sporting a new red coat by Venezuelan-American fashion designer, Carolina Herrera - a designer first for the Duchess. For those of you who follow my other royal fashion blog Queen Letizia Style, you'll know that Carolina Herrera is one of the go-to designer's for the Queen of Spain. Coincidentally, yesterday Kate also wore the same Monica Vinader earrings as seen on Letizia. Is the Duchess getting style tips from the Spanish monarch!?
The double-breasted a-line coat is from the designer's CH Carolina Herrera Fall 2016 collection. It is made from a blend of double faced wool and cashmere. It is only available in flagship stores with a price tag of US$1,915 (thanks to @MiddletonMaven for the info).
Kate teamed the coat with a new pair of bordeaux Tod's fringed leather pumps (ID by @bojanana). They are an older style but still available and on sale in brown. The 4" covered heels have a supple leather upper with polished goldtone hardware. They feature an almond toe and fringe buckle detail at the vamp. They are finished with a signature pebbled rubber sole. They had a retail price of US$665.
The Duchess completed her outfit with a few familiar pieces. She carried her Maple Leaf tartan scarf from yesterday, and Mulberry 'Bayswater' clutch bag in cranberry suede. You may recall that Kate also owns this clutch in black suede and blush suede.
She wore her beloved Annoushka Pearl Drops and Kiki Diamond Hoop Earrings.
On her wrist, Kate wore her faithful Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch.
The first stop for the Duke & Duchess in Whitehorse was the MacBride Museum, a fixture in downtown Whitehorse since 1952. It showcases Yukon’s history with a focus on the role of Whitehorse in the development of the territory.
Inside the museum, the royal couple joined a story circle with local children and elders, who read a story book in the native Southern Tutchone language. The story was about a moose named William which Kate seemed to enjoy!
Following story time, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge participated in sending a "telegraph to tweet" – using an original telegraph to send a tweet.
And here's what they Twittered:
After the museum visit, William and Kate were greeted outside by Yukoners at a street party for the visiting couple.
William and Kate concluded their tour of Whitehorse at the Healing Totem.
Next up, the Duke and Duchess will make their way to the picturesque Carcross Commons and Montana Mountain.
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Following a day of sunshine in Kelowna, William and Kate left the province of British Columbia on Day 4 of the royal tour and touched down to overcast skies in Whitehorse, the capital of northwest Canada’s Yukon territory.
To brave the dropping temperature, Kate deplaned wearing her Hobbs London Pine Green 'Persephone' Trench Coat. The Duchess first wore the double-breasted wool-blend coat for the 2014 St Patrick’s Day parade at Mons Barracks.
She again styled it with a tonal green croc-embossed belt like she did in 2014. The piece remains unidentified. Today she carried a Maple Leaf tartan scarf.
The Maple Leaf tartan is the official national tartan of Canada designated in 2011. The colours represent the four colours of the maple leaf through the seasons: green in summer, gold in early autumn, red at first frost and brown when the leaf has fallen.
ID UPDATE (29 Sep 2016)
@KateMiddStyle has located the identity of Kate's scarf (well, in fact her savvy mum did!) The logo on Kate's Maple Leaf tartan scarf is from a wholesale company called York Scarves.
It is made exclusively for York Scarves, and the designs are registered at the Scottish Tartan Registry. They are woven in a deep classic twill weave from 100% pure cotton. The dimensions are 80 x 180cm.
There are a couple retail outlets that stock the scarf including Amazon UK and Etsy.
With the exception of adding a coat and scarf, Kate made no other changes to her outfit from earlier today. Under the coat we got a glimpse of the modified Dolce & Gabbana's crêpe midi dress.
She accessorized with the L.K. Bennett 'Fern' trench leather pumps, matching 'Nina' clutch, Monica Vinader 'Siren' earrings and Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch.
On arrival at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, the Duke and Duchess received an official welcome.
Prince William inspected a guard composed of members of the Canadian Rangers and Junior Rangers. William and his brother, Prince Harry, were made honorary members of this reserve unit in 2009.
The royal couple were then escorted to the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in downtown Whitehorse. Situated on the banks of the Yukon River, the centre features cultural exhibits and local First Nations art. William and Kate were treated to a "Land of Gold" performance which showcased the incredible variety of song, dance and live music from Yukon. They ended the evening around a camp fire chatting with the performers.
The Duke and Duchess will stay overnight in Whitehorse and undertake a few engagements in the town beginning at 9:05 am tomorrow morning.
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