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About That Personal Day for the Newlyweds…

In almost every instance being a Royal is a job for life, whether one is born into it or marries into ‘the firm’.  It is also a job that frequently means your life is not your own. Even when on a rigorously scheduled Royal Tour there can be deviations from “The Plan,” as was the case today. Part of William and Kate’s ‘personal day’ was replaced by a trip to Slave Lake in northern Alberta, they knew of the extraordinary damage the community suffered from a wildfire and wanted to see it in person.

During the May fire the entire population of the town, 7000 residents, had to be evacuated.

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Kate was in her skinny jeans again. Since Saturday several commenters have shared there belief one/both pair of Kate’s jeans are by MiH Jeans. We have been in touch with MiH:

MiH Jeans Twitter

We understand the confusion, one of the challenges on identifying this item was not being able to better see some of the details. Unfortunately we couldn’t see the logo on Kate’s jeans, thus our reluctance to say they were by this company (whose jeans are darling by the way!) Our thanks to the good folks at MiH for their gracious assistance.

The Duchess greeting well-wishers.

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©Nunn Syndication/Polaris

We said in Saturday’s post we thought one pair was close to the J. Brand Olympia Jegging, it turns out they are J Brand, the 811.

The Duchess also wore the Smythe jacket again, over a creamy white ruffled blouse we haven’t previously seen.

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The 1 Button Blazer is a jacket we saw earlier on the trip. (For those new to the blog, Smythe is based in Toronto.)


As Eva first shared with us in a comment and we tweeted this morning, Kate’s belt is by Linda Camm.

Linda Camm

Ms. Camm’s company is located in Tanzania, she works with more than 200 Masai tribeswomen and others creating leather products with exquisite beadwork.

One update to yesterday’s post: the debate continues about the Duchess’s shirt, there are some reports it is by Burberry, we will update if/when we verify it is the Burberry shirt.

Finally, today’s photo-that-has-nothing-to-do-with-Kate’s-clothing showcases six-year-old Riley Oldford, below we see the Prince chatting with him.

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Much as Riley seems to enjoy meeting the Prince, he was not letting go of those flowers for *anything*. They were not for the Prince, he wanted to give them to someone else.

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And he did.


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Monday 11th of August 2014

I know this is an old post ... but the blouse she's wearing is definitely the Ralph Lauren Chiffon Ruffle Blouse :) Hope that helps! Here's another link:


Sunday 15th of April 2012

hi where can you buy kates burbery shirt

Caroline Dewberry

Sunday 10th of July 2011

Does anyone know the name of the designer of the beautiful cream ruffled blouse?


Friday 8th of July 2011

Hello from M.

I was wondering if any one knows, where that frilly blouse that Kate was wearing under that smythe les vests. Where did she buy that. Does any one know. and her backless shoes. I like them. so can any one tell me I would also like to know, what color of that jacket too, and the color of her backless shoes, as well. If you know can you let me know. thanks Thanks M


Friday 8th of July 2011

Those cropped skinny jeans are 100% J Brand. They are identical and fit identical to ones I (and many other girls in Vancouver because they sell them at Aritiza) own! I can tell by the slightly navy faded denim colour and stitching in the back. Love J Brand, good choice Duchess!


Friday 8th of July 2011

J brand has the 811 in navy on line now! how do your jeans fit. I order a size 25 and 26 I wear Express jeans in size 0 if that helps. I hope they fit.

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