Kate chose a Catherine Walker design for her going-away look today.
Below, the Cambridges leaving Government House, where they have stayed the past week, as they were heading off on their way home.
Charlotte waves goodbye to the staff.
Mother and daughter arriving at the Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal.
More from Richard Palmer’s story for The Express:
A huge crowd turned out to bid the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children farewell as they flew over the harbour and out to a military airport from where they were travelling home to Britain in a Royal Canadian Air Force Airbus A 310.
George was really a character.
He started out waving with both arms.
But ultimately decided one would suffice.
A quick video.
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Initially she was a little nonplussed.
But then she seemed to like the way the flowers smelled.
Kensington Palace released a statement from William thanking Canadians:
“Catherine and I are incredibly grateful to the people of Canada for the warmth and hospitality they have extended to our family over the last week.
We have loved our time in British Columbia and Yukon and will never forget the beautiful places we have seen and the many people who have been kind enough to come to welcome us in person.
Now to what the Duchess wore, beginning with her Catherine Walker coat.
The coat has a modified princess silhouette, an inserted waistband, off-center front closure, front flap pockets and a hidden placket. The collar, pockets and seams are all accentuated by trim in a slightly darker hue than the coat fabric.
Kate has a fondness for Catherine Walker pieces when on tour. From left to right: the ensemble worn when arriving in New Zealand in April of 2014; another red suit, this one worn when Kate and William were leaving Canada in July, 2011; today’s coat.
You can just see a pleated dress or skirt peeking out from the coat.
Hannah asked a good question on Twitter: was the Duchess wearing the Whistles Lina Dobby Skirt we’ve seen previously?
It looks like she probably was, the skirt was first noted when the Duke and Duchess were in Los Angeles (above) during the 2011 North American tour.
We saw Kate’s Floret pumps in the ‘trench’ (nude) color from LK Bennett. The shoe is identical to Kate’s Fern heels of the same color, but the heel is shorter, 3.5″ to the Fern’s almost 4″. We show the shoe at LK Bennett, but it is also available at Nordstrom, as well as Shopbop.
The Queen’s diamond and platinum Maple Leaf brooch made its final appearance of the tour.
Kate’s hair was partially pulled back.
Charlotte happily smiled and waved.
The Prince and Princess were on their best behavior.
Both looked darling.
Then it was time to leave.
And a final wave goodbye.
A lovely WKW friend was in Victoria watching their seaplane takeoff and shared this beautiful photo.
Don’t forget, you can get all of the details on what Charlotte and George were wearing over at What Kate’s Kids Wore. We will be back to update this post later Sunday. Next week we’ll see the first of our tour polls, as well as some things we missed along the way.