With apologies for the lateness of our post, we take a look at Day Six of the Royal Tour, the Duke and Duchess are visiting Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. Kate chose a dress by Malene Birger for the engagement.
The couple shortly after arriving in Yellowknife.
The Duke and Duchess were presented with honorary hockey jerseys.
Kate declined to take part in the street hockey game, preferring a spectator role.
Kate once again demonstrating her tree-planting skills.
As mentioned above, the Duchess was in a dress by Malene Birger, a Danish designer known for her clean lines and contemporary styling. The “Bullet Dress” is described as a ‘linen’ dress in the Clarence House information, but the garment is actually a silk/cotton blend in a ‘linen weave’, a perfect weight for the day.
The frock also features very strong lines on the shoulders, reverse pleats at the waist, three-quarter length sleeves and a contrasting olive waistband. Below we show the dress as it was seen when on sale at Selfridges.
Kate sported her trusty Sledge2 pumps by LK Bennett.
It is wonderful to see Kate trying a new designer, especially one with Ms. Birger’s credentials, although we were taken aback to see a primary garment that didn’t relate specifically to the Canadian or UK fashion scene. We can also see Kate deciding she wanted to mix it up a bit; she did such a good job the online Kate fashion-watching community was absolutely stumped trying to figure out who designed the dress. The Duke and Duchess also sat in on a Youth Parliament session.
The Duchess looked very pretty, her usually tastefully elegant self. This was a more-than-solid appearance, no question, but it felt the least inspired of her choices thus far, there wasn’t anything that ‘popped’ in the ensemble. And there’s every likelihood that is precisely how Kate wanted it to be. Later this afternoon William and Kate boarded a floatplane and headed to Blachford Lake.
As you can see, Kate was in a more casual ensemble, a camp shirt, her Sebago Bela shoes and another pair of jeans.
The jeans are different from the pair worn yesterday, and the Duchess also sported an interesting leather belt.
We will work on specifics for you regarding the skinny jeans, shirt, and belt, with its intriguing embellishment.
BTW, we would declare this our least inspired post at this point of the tour, we can only imagine how exhausting the trip is for everyone involved, especially those ‘on parade,’ Kate and William.