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Sep 302016
 

It was a gorgeous day for William and Kate to visit  Haida Gwaii.

The Crown in Canada @TheCrownCA

The Crown in Canada @TheCrownCA

The couple paddled a traditional canoe to reach their destination.

Stephen Lock / i-Images

Stephen Lock / i-Images

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Sep 302016
 

The Duchess debuted a new dress from See by Chloé for today’s children’s party in Canada.  

©Splash News

©Splash News

More from The Telegraph:

The outing, on the lawns of Government House in Victoria, Canada, saw the two children join 24 military families for a morning of fun with the Duke and Duchess watching on proudly.

Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

The families are part of a program administered by the local MFRC, or Military Family Resource Center. More from The Mirror’s live blog:

Another family who attended the event are Andrew and Kristy Matheson, 35 and 34, with their kids Lily 19 months and Isabelle 4. Andrew is a submariner on HMCS Victoria.

“It was a bit surreal at first, it’s not too often you get to royalty you only see in the media,” he said.
“But at the heart, they’re parents. We talked about the challenges they have of being on a tight schedule and juggling children and how you’re always on edge because you always have one eye on the kids.

Victoria Murphy, The Daily MIrror @QueenVicMIrror

Victoria Murphy, The Daily Mirror @QueenVicMIrror

The day was sunny but brisk, with temperatures in the low 50s (℉).

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

This is a quick, cute video of Charlotte sitting on Moose, one of the therapy dogs brought to the event.

Another look at the dress.

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Canadian Heritage

 

The timing of Kate wearing the dress was propitious (and entirely coincidental), as the Chloé runway show was today at Paris Fashion Week.

Chloé

Chloé

This is another interesting choice for Kate. See by Chloé, the diffusion arm of parent brand Chloé, offers a mix of boho-chic designs that fit with Kate’s style aesthetic. The price point for the brand is more pocketbook-friendly than several designers we have seen this week. Back to Emma Spedding’s piece:

It is a natural brand fit for the newly experimental Duchess given the house is under the creative direction of a British designer, Clare Waight Keller, who was previously responsible for modernising the heritage brand Pringle of Scotland.

There is also a top in the same fabric as the dress. We show it at Nordstrom ($260).

Nordstrom

Nordstrom

The frock is offered in navy, we show it at Nordstrom as well ($460).

Nordstrom

Nordstrom

The navy allows a good look at the pointelle pattern.

Nordstrom

Nordstrom

The Duchess accessorized with a belt that you can just barely see in this photo.

©i-IMages/Polaris

©i-Images/Polaris

It looked like Kate was wearing Acne Studio’s Leather Belt. It is 1.5″ wide and finished with a simple burnished goldtone clasp. The belt is no longer available, I believe it originally retailed at $360.

Net-a-Porter

Net-a-Porter

Our thanks to the ever-savvy Michelle of Perth Fashion for the ID on this piece.

Kate accessorized with her Monsoon Fleur wedges, first seen on the India/Bhutan tour.

Monsoon/Splash

Monsoon/Splash

We saw Kate’s Lauren earrings from Kiki McDonough.

Kiki McDonough / Splash

Kiki McDonough / Splash

Here we have a few different views showing Kate’s hairstyle today.

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Canadian Heritage

It is really intriguing to look at the list of labels we’re seeing on this trip with an eye toward guessing what brand we may see next. One other quick note about the dress: since pointelle is technically not lace, at some point today I shall probably tweet “Day 6 of the Canada tour and we remain in a lace-free zone.”

Most importantly the day was filled with sweet images of George and Charlotte, as well as their parents and others at the party.

©i-Images / Pool/ Polaris

©i-Images / Pool/ Polaris

They seemed to be on their best behavior.

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Canadian Heritage

And it was a delight to see them at their first joint engagement. (Airport landings/takeoffs and the Buckingham Palace balcony are not considered ‘official engagements.’)

©Splash News/i-Images, Polaris

©Splash News/i-Images, Polaris

If interested in more detail about what George and Charlotte wore, or just more precious pictures, pop over to What Kate’s Kids Wore.

Here is your at-a-glance schedule for Friday’s tour engagements.

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Sep 292016
 

After their morning in Whitehorse Kate and William did a quick clothing change and headed to Carcross, a town of less than 300 residents.

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Above left you see Andy Carvill, Khà Shâde Héni (chief) of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation, greeting the royals.

Emily Andrews / The Sun @ByEmilyAndrews

Emily Andrews / The Sun @ByEmilyAndrews

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