Kate Middleton continues her Fash-Tour with a tribute to Diana

04 July 2011

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Grazia Daily was wondering why Prince William had only packed one suit for his trip to Canada, and it turns out: Kate Middleton took all the luggage allowance. Post-Nanette on Canada Day, William and Kate ventured to the evening's Canada Day national celebrations, where Kate donned a very regal purple Issa jersey dress with origami pleating to the waist. Kate accessorised with the Queen's diamond maple leaf brooch which she has been loaned for the tour, a black silk clutch bag by Anya Hindmarch (last seen for the MObama meeting and at Sam Waley-Cohen's wedding) and a pair of black satin pumps by Prada. Hair watch: up!

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On Saturday, Kate and William visited Government House for a tree planting ceremony which Kate chose a grey Catherine Walker shift with short sleeves and a pleated neckline. Not the MOST practical attire for tree-planting, but Grazia Daily can forgive Kate this because a) she looks so pweeety, and b) as the couple planted a tree alongside one planted by William's parents in 1983, Kate's choice of dress formed a subtle (and very possibly unintentional) tribute to William's mother, Diana, who would have been 50 on Friday and famously wore a great deal of Catherine Walker (in fact, she was buried in a Catherine Walker dress which had been designed prior to her death).

Her shoes are by the very cool (well done Duchess) shoe designer and stylist, Tabitha Simmons - who was once mooted as the possible shoe designer for the royal wedding, a fact we have the brilliant whatkatewore blog to thank. Hair watch: down.

Sunday morning saw Kate don more Erdem after staying aboard the HMCS Montreal, in the quarters of the commander's head officer. By the look of Kate's impressively uncreased 'Jacquenta' dress (another from the designer's Resort 2012 collection), it was one of the warship's more substantial quarters.

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As with Thursday's blue dress, Kate accessorised the piece with her favourite L K Bennett nude pumps and matching clutch as she and Prince William visited a young person's homeless shelter, where they did their best facial expressions and ignored a handful of anti-royal protesters who had come to visit. How VERY dare they.. Hair watch: down.

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Sunday afternoon saw Kate move away from the navy (Grazia Daily thinks we can safely say that navy is becoming one of her signature colours) when she changed into an oyster scoop necked dress by Joseph, with grosgrain pleating. Kate paired the dress with a salmon and off white Chanel-esque jacket - which according to our new fave blog (above) is a 'personal item' from Kate's wardrobe - as well as her favourite LK Bennett clutch, Links of London Effervescence Bubble Stiletto Earrings. Hair watch: down, again.

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Don't forget to rate K-Mid's other outfits by flicking through Grazia's Kate Middleton Lookbook here.

- Alex Butt


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