It was a gorgeous day for William and Kate to visit Haida Gwaii.
The couple paddled a traditional canoe to reach their destination.
More from The Daily Mirror:
Paddling along with 10 rowers to the beat of a pacer’s drum, the royal couple went to Haida Gwaii, formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands, in British Columbia
Haida Gwaii means “Islands of the People” and archaeological evidence suggests the area has been inhabited for at least 10,000 years.
From CBC News:
Prince William and Kate disembarked from the canoe on the beach in front of the Haida Heritage Centre, where they were greeted by 13 Haida chiefs and hundreds of people who lined the rocky ridge along the water.
The royals being welcomed by one of the Haida chiefs.
At the Haida Heritage Performing House, they enjoyed cultural dances.
Prince William delivered remarks during the event. Back to The Mirror’s coverage:
Prince William made himself even more popular by addressing the crown in their own tongue.
He spoke a few words in the native Haida language during a speech in the cultural centre.
You can hear William’s efforts in native tongue at the top of the video.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 30, 2016
From the CBC News coverage of today’s engagements:
They sat entranced as they watched several displays including a woman’s dance in honour of their daughter Charlotte – the Haida are a matriarchal society – and a man’s in honour of George.
The Duke and Duchess in the Carving Shed, speaking with a carver who creates traditional totems.
Kate and William leaving the Haida Heritage Centre.
The next stop was the new Haida Gwaii General Hospital. Kate and William had a tour of the new facility and unveiled a plaque commemorating their visit.
Following the hospital event, it was time for a little fishing.
The Duke and Duchess joined teens from Skidegate Youth Centre for the outing. The Centre offers a safe venue for “meaningful social, recreational & educational activities.”
Kate and William seemed entertained by the crab they caught.
You can see the back of Kate’s new jacket.
This offers a better view of the parka.
The Duchess seemed to enjoy being out on the water.
We now look at what Kate wore for the day’s engagements.
The blazer is very similar to Kate’s One-Button Blazer from the company. It is 100% wool, with the distinctive cutout at the back, front welt pockets, and buttons at the cuffs. This color is called Army Green and it is sold out almost everywhere. Saks is taking pre-orders for the piece, with delivery promised no later than Jan 30, 2017. I found one place where it is still in stock, Diani Boutique; the montage below is with photos from Diani. As of Saturday night Diani has the Duchess in sizes 4, 6, 12 and 14.
The top is done in a semi-sheer textured fabric, with lace inserts at the cuff, a wide inserted placket with pleats that is topped off by the bow. It also looks like a bit of a hi-low hemline…or is that just me? The piece is 100% polyester, and only available in larger sizes at this point (£79 / $106). It is also offered in black.
When heading back out on the water Kate pulled on a Really Wild sweater, the Cashmere Mix Cable Crew in ruby (£195).
The sweater is a blend of 30 % cashmere/70% merino wool, with cable detailing and a high ribbed neck. The piece is now out of stock. Today’s Tip of the Tiara (and a big ‘thank you’) goes to Danielle Stacey for her speedy id of the sweater, along with the inveterate Food, Fash, and Fit.
Kate also put on a new parka by Troy London, the brand’s Wax Parka (£350). The parka is made of lightweight cotton finished with a dry wax finish. It features a cinched waist and neckline, front pockets, and a waterproof lining.
Troy London specializes in outerwear for women and is run by its founders, sisters Rosie and Lucia Ruck Keene. All of Troy’s merchandise is designed and made in the UK.
Kate had on a pair of Zara jeans which we’ve not yet identified. Many are favoring the Zara Skinny Mid-rise Trousers in khaki ($39.90).
Kate wore her Virgi Chocolate Suede boots from R Soles.
Kate looked to be was wearing a belt by Mulberry. You can just make out the logo on the piece.
Our thanks to Anna for her ID work on the belt.
Many readers recognized Kate’s Kiki McDonough Citrine Pear Drop Earrings (£495, that’s about $650 at today’s exchange rates), one of the first pair by the jeweler we remember the Duchess wearing.
The Duchess started the day with one hair accessory and ended it with another. These photos are both from the morning.
As is the photo below right. Below left you see the Duchess has put on her animal print headband/Alice band.