This morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left Victoria and flew to Kelowna, a city in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. The arrived just after midday and paid a visit to the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Kate looked gorgeous in a green tea length dress.
She wore a modified version of Dolce & Gabbana's crêpe midi dress (€1,895) - with the whimsical pocket watch applique removed. The bottle-green dress has a feminine appeal with gold-toned buttons down the front, a bow-tie collar, and a ruffled trim along the sleeves. It is currently available at My Theresa and Matches Fashion.
The Duchess accessorized with a new pair of Monica Vinader 'Siren' earrings (US$195) which featured an organic, irregular shaped multi-faceted Green Onyx gemstone encased in 18ct Gold Plated Vermeil on Sterling Silver.
The earrings have also adorned the earlobes of Queen Letizia of Spain - please check out my other royal fashion blog, Queen Letizia Style :)
This is the second pair of earrings these two royal ladies have in common! Both also own the Links of London 'Hope Egg' earrings.
Today, the Duchess kept track of the time with her faithful Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch.
Kate completed the look with her trusty L.K. Bennett accessories. On her feet were the 'Fern' trench leather pumps and she carried the matching 'Nina' clutch.
During their tour of the campus, William and Kate met with students and the wider community before watching an exhibition match with the campus' nationally ranked women's volleyball team.
The second and final stop in Kelowna took William and Kate to Mission Hill Winery where they attended the BC Government's 'Taste of British Columbia' festival.
The Okanagan region is known for producing world-class wine, cheese, and food, and the royal couple had a chance to sample some of the province's best offerings and delicacies.
They also met with local young people learning about potential careers in food and agriculture.
With the sun shining bright on this picture-perfect day, Kate popped on her go-to Ray-Ban Tortoise Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses.
The next leg of the royal tour will take the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Whitehorse, Yukon. They are expected to arrive just after 6:00 pm local time.
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This evening, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception at Government House in Victoria, hosted by the Province of British Columbia.
Kate dazzled in a 1950's inspired red cocktail dress by London fashion label Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, making this a designer debut for the Duchess.
She wore the brand's 'Finella' midi dress (£1,000), a piece from Preen's Pre-AW16 collection. The frock is crafted from heavyweight satin, and has a classic fit-and-flare silhouette that's elevated with a wide asymmetric neckline, front pleated wrap, and box pleats at the skirt.
For the second time since touching down in Canada on Saturday, Kate wore Queen Elizabeth's diamond Maple Leaf Brooch, paying tribute to the host nation's emblem through her jewellery.
Kate accessorized with a new Jenny Packham 'Casa' clutch rendered in red pony hair.
It's also avilable in an ink blue pony hair from Singapore based retailer Laprendo.com.
You may recall that the Duchess also owns this style in silver/gold which she carried to the James Bond movie premier last year.
Kate wore her Gianvito Rossi red suede pumps, which she debuted for the Garter Day service in June this year.
Kate's glamorous up-do was enhanced by her Soru Jewellery Baroque Pearl Double Sided earrings.
The reception at the grand house where the Cambridges are staying was attended by 200 leaders in British Columbia's legislature, government and judiciary.
Before the reception William & Kate joined around 25 guests, including First Nations representatives, in the drawing room for a reconciliation ceremony between indigenous people and the government. Assisted by two Indian chiefs, Prince William added a ring of reconciliation to the Black Rod, a ceremonial staff used on formal occasions when the monarch or her provincial representative, the Lieutenant Governor, is present in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
The Duke and Duchess have another busy day lined up tomorrow. They will fly to Kelowna, a city in the beautiful Okanagan Valley before leaving British Columbia for the territory of Yukon where they will stay overnight in Whitehorse.
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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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The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge started Day 2 of Royal Visit Canada aboard a seaplane! This morning they took a scenic flight from Victoria to Vancouver for a day of engagements in the bustling west coast seaport of British Columbia.
Kate paid tribute to the host country by wearing an ensemble inspired by the colours of the Canadian flag.
Her eye-catching red and white frock is a custom Alexander McQueen broderie anglaise cotton dress based on a piece from the designer's Resort 2017 collection. The dress featured a studded mandarin collar, button-front bodice and tiered skirt with scalloped trim. Kate's dress was customized with regular long sleeves and white barrel cuffs.
On Kate's feet were a new pair of red suede pumps.
@WWKD_Official suggested the Russell & Bromley 'Pinpoint' courts (£165). Overnight @RE_DailyMail received confirmation that they were indeed by the British retailer.
Kate coordinated the shoes with a matching red suede clutch bag from Miu Miu, a new brand for Kate!
(Bag ID by @FoodFashFit).
Miu Miu's bow-embellished shoulder bag has been crafted in Italy from plush crimson suede. It has a gilded silver chain strap and opens to three spacious compartments.
We got a glimpse of her Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch.
Kate wore a new pair of earrings which have a diamond stud and pearl drop.
@AnnieElizabethN believes the earrings could be on loan by Her Majesty as she recalls Sophie, Countess of Wessex wearing the same style to the royal wedding. Queen Elizabeth II wore them in 1977.
Upon arrival, William and Kate were greeted by a huge crowd that had gathered at the harbour in downtown Vancouver to catch of glimpse of the royals.
After the walkabout, William & Kate paid a visit to Sheway, an outreach centre which provides health and social service support to women who are pregnant or parenting and are dealing with drug and alcohol issues.
Following this, the Duke and Duchess were joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie at the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia New Welcome Centre.
The centre is the first, purpose-built facility of its kind in the world which provides settlement, education and employment services to over 25,000 immigrants and refugees each year.
Later in the day the four attended a youth reception at Telus Gardens where they met young Canadians who are helping to make a difference in their communities.
Their final stop in Vancouver was the First Responders Showcase at Kitsilano Coast Guard Station.
This enhanced station, the first of its kind in Canada, works with Indigenous groups, coastal communities and local response partners to provide improved marine safety off Canada’s west coast. At the base, William and Kate attended discussions on rescues as well as mental-health issues with representatives from multiple local programs, search and rescue teams, and first responders.
At the end of the day, the Duke and Duchess departed Vancouver on a Coast Guard hovercraft.
Tomorrow, William and Kate will visit Bella Bella, a small Heiltsuk First Nation community situated on the east coast of Campbell Island. It is the location of the Great Bear Rainforest, the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world and home of the Kermode bears – a sub-species of black bear noted for its white fur. I suspect Kate will tone down her style and opt for something more comfortable tomorrow!
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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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