Archives for July 2011

Kate in DAY Birger et Mikkelsen coat for Zara Phillips’ & Mike Tindall’s wedding

On July 30th 2011, Kate and William attended the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh. At the wedding, William and Kate mingled with guests at the event, including ‘The Saturdays’ band member Una Healy and Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly.  As expected, a number of sports stars and other members of the Royal Family were present at the wedding too. Kate's outfit: Kate chose to recycle a gorgeous light gold/biscuit coloured coat from the 2006 … [Read more...]

Kate recycles green DVF Maja dress for Zara & Mike’s pre-wedding drinks

On the 30th of July 2013, the Princess Royal’s daughter Zara Phillips married her fiancé Mike Tindall.  The couple hosted a pre-wedding party aboard the royal yacht “Britannia” on the previous evening.  As predicted, William and Kate attended the private party. Kate's outfit: Kate chose to re-wear her green Diane Von Furstenberg ‘Maja’ dress. She wore the dress only a few weeks prior, during her visit to Los Angeles. The dress also retailed on, where it was described … [Read more...]

Kate wears Joseph Scala dress to wedding dress exhibition with The Queen

In July 2011, Duchess Kate enjoyed a private viewing of her wedding dress exhibition at Buckingham Palace with The Queen. The wedding dress, which was designed by Alexander McQueen was on display until October of the same year.  It was displayed along with Kate's shoes, tiara, earrings and veil. From the Royal Collection's press release: The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, will go on display at Buckingham Palace during the annual … [Read more...]

*DRUM ROLL PLEASE* and the winner is…

.... Caroline A. Wahoo!  Congratulations Caroline! Yes, after the madness of the recent Canada tour subsided, we finally managed to get around to choosing a winner for our “Royal Bingo” competition! It wasn’t easy narrowing down all of the great entries, so I found somebody impartial to select five of their favourite suggestions, which I then put to the vote on our Facebook Page. The lovely Caroline won the voting stage by a MASSIVE 20 votes, with the play-on-word suggestion of "The … [Read more...]

Kate wears Whistles pieces to the Inner-City Arts Project, LA

During William and Kate's Royal Tour of Canada and the USA, the royal couple paid a visit to the Inner-City Arts Project in downtown Los Angeles.  The project is an "oasis" where children can learn art, photography, music, dance and more. During the visit, William and Kate watched the children preform, plus they indulged in a spot of painting and put their handprints in some clay: Kate's outfit: Kate wore a pleated white skirt with a navy blue crochet top, both from Whistles. The … [Read more...]

Kate and Will Stun Crowds at BAFTA Event in LA

In 2011, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent several days in the USA, as part of their North American Tour.  On the third day, the royal couple attended a black-tie event held by BAFTA (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts) at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. This was BAFTA's first annual "Brits to Watch event".  The Duke and Duchess' attendance showed support to British creative talent and BAFTA's year-round work. Here's a photograph BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry … [Read more...]

Kate wears Jenny Packham dress to Santa Barbara polo match

In 2011, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent several days in the USA, as part of their North American Tour.  On the second day, the royal couple visited Santa Barbara, California. William took part in a charity polo match, while Kate observed. The match was hosted by The American Friends of the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet club.  William played in the match and Kate presented the winning team (Will's … [Read more...]

Kate wears green DvF Maja dress to reception in Los Angeles, California

On July 9th 2011, Kate and William attended a cocktail soiree at the United Kingdom’s Consul-General’s residence in Los Angeles.  This event was the second item on their itinerary for USA-leg of the royal tour.  Earlier in the day, the duo attended a business summit in Beverley Hills.  You can read about that by clicking here. Both the Governor and the Mayor of California welcomed the royal couple to California at the event.  A number of famous faces attended the party too, including … [Read more...]

Kate lands in LA wearing Roksanda Ilincic & Jimmy Choo

As part of the royal tour of North America, William and Kate visited Los Angeles.  The couple arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday July 8th 2011, and were met by British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Kate was presented with a posy of red, white and blue flowers. The royal couple attended a conference connected to the future of "Tech City", that's Britain's answer to Silicon Valley.  Tech City is a … [Read more...]

Kate wears red Catherine Walker coat-dress for final day in Canada

On her final day in Canada, Duchess Kate attended a reception hosted by the Alberta Government at the ENMAX Conservatory at the Calgary Zoo before leaving the country and heading to the USA. Here's a video of the couple, uploaded by the Calgary Zoo: Before departing, the Duke and Duchess took part in an official departure ceremony at Calgary Rotary Challenger Park. Kate's outfit: Kate wore a scarlet coat-dress ensemble by designer Catherine Walker. … [Read more...]

Kate attends the Calgary Stampede in white Alice by Temperley blouse

In July 2011, William and Kate concluded their tour of Canada with a visit to the famous Calgary Stampede Parade.  The Parade's website states that this year was the “99th Incarnation of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.”  The Royal Couple were guests of honour and were asked to kick off the festivities by pressing the plunger: Kate's outfit: To the Stampede, Kate wore a white Temperley London blouse. Rather aptly, it is named the "Rodeo". The blouse was available on … [Read more...]

Kate wears Alice by Temperley blouse for the Calgary Stampede

In early July, William and Kate were in town for the Calgary Stampede, as part of their tour of Canada.  Earlier in the evening, the royal couple carried out a couple of engagements, with Kate wearing a primrose yellow Jenny Packham dress.  Read more about that by clicking here. Kate and Will rode into town on a stagecoach.  Here's another look at them: They both wore white cowboy hats (which were gifts from the Mayor of Calgary) especially for the event: Kate's outfit: Kate … [Read more...]

Kate wears yellow Jenny Packham dress in Calgary

On July 7th 2011, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Calgary, for their final day on the Canadian leg of the Royal Tour. The Royal duo spent the evening touring the University of Calgary Ward of the 21st Century Research and Innovation Centre (W21C) and then they were guests of honor at the Government of Canada Reception at the BMO Centre. Kate's outfit: For the evening's events in Calgary, Kate wore beautiful knee length primrose yellow dress, made from silk crepe and … [Read more...]

Kate visits Slave Lake in Smythe blazer and J Brand 811 jeans

On day 7 of the 2011 Royal Tour, Catherine and William visited Slave Lake in Alberta. This day of the tour was meant to be clear, free for the royal couple to rest and recoup.  Instead, the duo ditched their plans visited the people of Slave Lake whose lives had been affected by the wild fires in two months prior. Kate's Outfit: Kate wore a smart-casual outfit, pairing her navy … [Read more...]

Kate dresses casually in Burberry shirt for activities in Yellowknife, Canada

During the 2011 Royal Tour of North America, William and Kate visited Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories.  We covered the morning of their visit in a previous blog post.  In the afternoon, the royal duo hopped aboard a float plane for Blachford Lake. According to journalists, this event was scheduled in to cater to William and Kate's love of the outdoors. William and Kate visited Blachford Lake Lodge, which released the following statement after their visit: Blachford Lake … [Read more...]

Kate wears By Malene Birger “Bullet” dress in Yellowknife

On day six of the 2011 Royal Tour of Canada and USA, Kate and William spent time in Yellowknife, a city in the Northwest Territories. The royal duo landed in Yellowknife during the previous evening.  Here's a quick reminder of Kate's outfit: You can find details of Kate's trench coat in this article here. The royal couple's day in Yellowknife was busy, packed full of events.  They began the morning with a visit to the Somba K’s Civic Plaza.  Here they enjoyed prayer drum song, a … [Read more...]

Nautical-coloured outfits for Kate visiting Prince Edward Island

On July 4th 2011, Kate changed into four different outfits during the day, mostly due to the varied activities she was taking part in.  Each outfit was suitably nautical themed (many of the day's engagements took place on or near water.) Kate spent the morning at Province House in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island wearing a cream Sarah Burton dress.  (This blog posts covers the three remaining outfits) A quick reminder of Kate's McQueen Sailor dress: For the afternoon, Kate changed … [Read more...]

Kate wears cream Sarah Burton dress in Charlottetown

On day five of the North American tour in 2011, Kate and William visited Charlottetown, the capital city of Prince of Edward Island. The city is known as the “Birthplace of Confederation” after the historic 1864 Charlottetown Conference which led to Confederation. The royal couple began their tour of the city with a stop at Province House. Kate's outfit: Kate chose to wear a nautical-themed outfit, designed by Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton. Trivia:  Sarah Jessica … [Read more...]

Kate Middleton visits Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

On July 3rd 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.  Prior to this, the couple had spent much of the day visiting Montreal.  You can read all about that by by clicking here. Kate had changed out of the blue Erdem dress she'd worn earlier in the day, and into a champagne coloured dress by Moroccan-born designer Joseph.  Here's a closer look at the dress: In 2011, the dress was available to buy at  This is how they … [Read more...]

Kate’s in Erdem Jacquenta dress for Montreal visit

On June 3rd 2011, William and Kate embarked upon the fourth day of their North American tour. The royal couple kicked off the day's events by attending an inter-faith prayer service aboard HMCS Montreal. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also took part in the Freedom of the City Ceremony at city hall along with Quebec Premier Jean Charest. Kate and William attended a youth discussion at Maison Dauphine and took a trip to the Québec Citadel Classified Federal Heritage … [Read more...]

Kate looks great in grey Catherine Walker Buxton dress in Ottawa and Montreal

During day three of William and Kate's north American tour, the royal duo concluded their visit to Ottawa by planting a tree at Rideu Hall. Visitors have been planting tress at Rideu Hall for over 100 years.  William's parents even planted a tree in grounds on his first birthday. Next, the royal pair headed over to the Canadian War Museum, where they quickly smiled and waved at waiting well-wishers. William and Kate quickly headed inside the museum to participate in a … [Read more...]