Kate Wows Canada Day!

Prince William and Kate arrived in utterly smashing style today, Canada Day, at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.  I have to say that I am ever more impressed with the Duchess of Cambridge’s fabulously chic and appropriate fashions at each outing!  This brings back the days when we all thrilled (well, those of us old enough, that is…) to see each of Princess Diana’s outfits.

Prince William was suitably attired in a navy blue suit, light blue shirt and red tie; the perfect backdrop for his gorgeous wife.  Kate was resplendent in a white Reiss ‘Nanette’ dress with 3/4 length sleeves and an asymmetrical draped neckline.  It was the same dress she wore for the official engagement photo with Prince William.  Hey, I am all for reusing clothes, hurray!  The duchess also borrowed jewelry, wearing the Queen’s diamond maple leaf brooch.  This added a nice regal touch and Canadian flavor to the ensemble.


The crowning glory, however, was the bright red fascinator hat by milliner Sylvia Fletcher at Lock and Co.  Adorned with fabric maple leaves, it was a nice nod to Canada.  I love it when the royals add the appropriate whimsical touches to their attire suitable for the occasion!

The finishing touches were a straw and red clutch bag by Anya Hindmarch, and red heels.  The red and white ensemble’s effect was very striking indeed.  Keep up the great sartorial work, Kate, and Happy Canada Day!

~Marilyn Huttunen



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