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Kate in green D&G dress and Hobbs London coat for day four

Day four of the 2016 Canada Tour began in Kelowna, a city in the Okanagan Valley.  The couple visited the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia.  As the couple arrived, they received a warm welcome from the crowd.

William and Kate at the University of British Columbia

UBC, which has recently celebrated its centenary, is regarded as one of the world’s finest research universities.

William and Kate at the University of British Columbia

The Okanagan campus opened a decade ago and it is home to 8,000 students.  During their visit, William and Kate met with students and the wider community.

William and Kate meet with university students at UBC

They also unveiled a plaque marking the campus’s 10th anniversary.

William and Kate at the University of British Columbia

In UBC’s Okanagan gym, the couple met with varsity athletes.

William and Kate meeting Varsity Athletes at UBC

They also watched the campus’ nationally ranked women’s volleyball team play an exhibition match.

William and Kate visit UBC

William and Kate are both avid sports fans.

William and Kate watching Volleyball in Canada

Next, the couple made their way to Mission Hill Winery to take part in the British Columbia Government’s ‘Taste of British Columbia’ festival.  

Kate Middleton at the Taste of British Columbia festival

The couple met with some of British Columbia’s celebrity chefs who carried out cooking demonstrations for the couple.

William and Kate at the Taste of British Columbia Festival

William and Kate sampled a range of food and drink from the region, which is renowned for its world-class wine and cheese.

William and Kate at the Taste of British Columbia Festival

There was lots to try!  The couple sampled Vikram Vij’s Maharaja Style Coconut Curried BC Vegetable Curry With Basmati Rice and Wine marinated BC lamb popsicle.

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The chef asked Kate if she liked to cook.  She replied “yes, especially curries”. 

William and Kate meet Vikram Vij

The couple also met with local young people from the region who are learning about potential careers in food and agriculture.

William and Kate pose with chefs at the taste of BC festival

They took time to speak with some of the young chefs who were invited to take part in a demonstration at the festival.

William and Kate meeting with young people at Taste of BC festival

Later, the royal couple flew to Whitehorse in Yukon for the second part of the day’s engagements.

William and Kate in Yukon

They arrived at Whitehorse International Airport in the early evening and were met with a guard of honour.

Canadian Rangers Guard of Honour

The guards are members of the Canadian Rangers, the military branch that provides a presence in the north of the country.  The royal couple also met some of the young people who serve in the Junior Canadian Rangers.

Guard of Honour

Reem Arafat and Macey Hangartner presented the royal couple with posies of flowers.   Reem is a young Syrian refugee who has recently moved to Yukon.   

Kate Middleton in Yukon

Macey Hangartner represents Special Olympics Yukon, an organisation that works to enrich the lives of Yukon residents with intellectual disabilities through sport.

Yukon

William and Kate made their way to the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre.

Kate Middleton's green coat in Canada

Inside, they watched a cultural performance, which included country singing, dancing and stories.

WhiteHorse Yukon Cultural Performance

Evan Lafreniere Clark presented the couple with a gift, a book of old photos and incredible stories by his great uncle, J.J. Van Bibber.  You can watch the adorable video on Facebook here.

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During the evening, Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski announced the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Yukon scholarship.

“The Government of Yukon is pleased to announce a new Yukon Leadership Scholarship in commemoration of Their Royal Highnesses’ historic visit to Yukon and their ongoing work with youth.  This scholarship will allow promising young Yukon leaders to take part in exciting learning opportunities and bring new knowledge back to the territory.”

William and Kate meet young people from Yukon

After, the couple met performers outside around a roaring campfire.   Kate joked that William “has some moves of his own”, while William called it “one of the best shows I’ve ever seen”.  He told the performers that they “should be very proud”.

William and Kate in Whitehorse, Yukon

The royal couple stayed in Whitehorse for the evening at the three star Coast High Country Inn.  They will carry out additional engagements in Yukon on day five of the tour.

Kate’s outfit:

For the day’s events, Kate wore a green dress by Dolce & Gabbana:

Kate Middleton wears a green dolce and gabbana dress for Yukon visit

It’s a bespoke version of the label’s ‘Pocket watch-applique’ midi dress.

Kate Middleton wears a green D&G midi dress

Here’s how the green dress is described at MatchesFashion.com where it retails for $3,545 USD  / £2,150 GBP

“Dolce & Gabbana is inspired by the magical world of fairy tales for AW16. This bottle-green dress is cut from smooth stretch-crepe, and playfully embroidered with a pocket watch motif in reference to ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’. A self-fastening neck tie and polished gold-tone acetate buttons draw the eye down to the elegantly nipped-in waist. Wear it with sparkly heels and a ladylike tote for an enchanting evening look.”

It can also be purchased for the same price on MyTheresa.com

Dolce & Gabbana green midi dress

You may recall the Duchess is familiar with the Italian design house, she’s worn two of their dresses before.

She chose a white lace dress by the brand for the Royal Windsor Horse Show in May 2016.  She wore it again Royal Ascot later in the year.

Royal Ascot - Day 2, HM The Queen is Seen With Prince Phiilip, Prince William, Catherine Duchess Of Cambridge, Sophie Duchess Of Wessex, Prince Edward, Prince Charles, Camila Duchess Of Cornwall, , The Duke Of Argyll, The Crown Prince & Princess Of Denmark in the royal box watching the racing.

She wore a purple lace dress to the Creative Collaborations event in October 2015.

Duchess of Cambridge wears Gianvito Rossi pumps in purple

Kate carried her L.K. Bennett Nina clutch bag for the day’s events.

Kate middleton carries her nude LK Bennett Nina clutch bag in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

She wore the matching Fern shoes, also from L.K. Bennett.

Kate Middleton's nude shoes in Canada

Kate’s debuted a new pair of earrings.  They’re the ‘Siren’ style by Monica Vinader.

the Duchess of Cambridge wearing Monica Vinader's Siren earrings in gold and green onyx

They’re 18ct gold plated vermeil on Stirling silver.  The stone is an organic, irregular Green Onyx.

Kate Middleton's green earrings in Canada are by Monica Vinader

Monica Vinader describes them as “simple, sophisticated earrings are great for everyday wear. ”  A special thank you to Anna from Sophie & Kate blogs for the quick ID.

Kate Middleton's Sunglasses in Canada

Kate wore a pair of sunglasses at Mission Hill Winery.  Regular readers will notice right away that they’re the Ray-Ban WayFarers.  She usually wears the folding variety, but does own the non-folding version too, I believe.  I have a page about the folding wayfarers here.

Ray Ban Wayfarer Folding Classic Sunglasses

During the evening’s visit to Whitehorse, Yukon, Kate wore a dark green wool coat.

Kate Middleton Green Coat Yukon

It’s the Hobbs London Persephone coat.  It dates back to 2014, so is not available to purchase now (though there are some on eBay).  Originally, the pine green trench coat retailed for £279 (approx $464 USD).

Hobbs Persephone Trench Coat

You may remember the coat from St. Patrick’s Day in 2014.   Here’s a photo of Kate and William with Irish Guard Officers. Credit: Sergeant Steve Blake RLC, Crown copyright.

Kate Middleton wearing the green hobbs coat with the Irish Guard on St Patrick's Day 2016

Kate carried a scarf with her during the evening.

Kate Middletons maple leaf tartan scarf

The print is Maple Leaf tartan, the national tartan of Canada.

Via ScotlandShop.com

Via ScotlandShop.com

About the tartan:

“Tartans were first brought to Canada by Scottish settlers; the first province to adopt one officially was Nova Scotia in 1956 … The tartan for Canada as a whole is known as the maple leaf tartan and became an official national symbol in 2011.”

The National tartan was designed in 1964 by David Weiser … The four colours reflect the colours of the maple leaf as it changes through the seasons—green in the spring, gold in the early autumn, red at the first frost, and brown after falling.”  Wikipedia.

There’s a label on Kate’s scarf, which helped with identification –

York Scarves Kate Middleton's Maple Leaf Tartan Scarf in Canada

My wonderful mother tracked the company down!  They’re called York Scarves.   The company only sell their scarves wholesale (business to business) but I’ve tracked down a stockist on ETSY.  She charges £9.99 (around $14 USD) for the scarf and delivers to the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, European Union, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States.

Maple Leaf Tartan Scarf

I asked her to confirm it’s the same scarf and she sent me a close up of the logo.  Here’s a side-by-side comparison:

Tartan scarf logo

Yup!  Same scarf!

Lastly, Kate wore a silver Cartier wristwatch.  It’s the Ballon Bleu style (33mm size). Kate’s owned it for years and regularly wears it.

Cartier Ballon Bleu watch

Kate's outfit for Canada Tour 2016 - Day Four

Monica Vinader Siren earrings

Gold & green onyx earrings

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Hobbs Persephone Trench Coat

Hobbs Persephone Trench Coat

Pine green trench coat

LK Bennett Fern shoes in Trench leather

L.K. Bennett Fern Pumps

Trench leather court shoe

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L.K. Bennett Nina box clutch bag

L.K. Bennett Nina Clutch

Nude leather box clutch

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Ray Ban Wayfarer Folding Classic Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Wayfarer Folding Classic Sunglasses

Sunglasses in ‘tortoise’ brown

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Comments

  1. What’s the strange lump on upper portion of the skirt, mid thigh. Very odd

  2. The tag is very east to recognize!
    It’s YSL .. Saint Laurent

  3. Tracey Jeanne says:

    Hi there,
    I see that there seem to be questions about which Rayban Wayfarer sunglasses Kate wears. I am an eyecare professional and I can tell you with certainty that she has three pairs of the Rayban RB4105. One with B15 polarized lenses, one with B15 non-polarized lenses, and one with the brown gradient lenses. The version with B15 polarized lenses is no longer available, but the other two should still be available for purchase. I hope that helps!

  4. Kate …you viisited kelowna… Where Genessa jackson a hardworking mother and entrepeneur designer owns a wonderful shop called LE REVE at 529 Bernard Street, Kelowna. BC Canada ….update your wardrobe with some new designs while supporting a hardworking young woman…check out her website…online store …even facebook and see some great designs that would compliment you….

  5. She’s also worn the black lace ( slightly different version of the above lace purple or burgundy dress) from D&G!! I love her lace dresses!

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