On June 30th 2011, Their Royal Highnesses Catherine and William landed in Ottawa, Canada for the first leg of their North American tour.
The newlywed couple visited Canada together for the first time.
After landing in Ottawa, the royal couple took park in a walkabout, meeting and speaking with local Canadians.
The crowds turned out en masse to see the royal pair. Kate was presented with a posy of brightly coloured flowers.
Earlier in the day, Kate was photographed departing from the UK at Heathrow Airport, wearing a Smythe blazer and Roland Mouret dress.
During the flight, Kate had changed. When the Duchess arrived in Ottawa, she was wearing a navy blue lace dress by Canadian fashion designer Erdem. The dress’s style name is “Cecile.”
The Cecile dress forms part of Erdem’s Resort 2012 collection (though as What Kate Wore reports, the Erdem website also showed the dress as part of their pre-Spring 2011 collection too.)
Here’s a tweet from the designer, confirming the Cecile dress is theirs:
Duchess Kate paired her blue lace dress with her nude L.K. Bennett Sledge2 shoes.
During the flight from Heathrow to Ottawa, the top section of Kate’s hair has been put up into an elegant style by her personal hairdresser:
From Tiffany’s website:
Tiffany round diamonds catch the light and make it dance. Bracelet in sterling silver with three round brilliant diamonds. 7″ long. Carat total weight .09. Original designs copyrighted by Elsa Peretti.
Get Kate’s look:
Sadly, Erdem no longer stock the Cecile blue lace dress – but if you’d like something similar, there are plenty of pocket-friendly options on the high street: