Day 1: Kate boards plane to Ottawa at Heathrow Airport – Handbag, dress & jacket IDd!

This afternoon Kate and William boarded their plane to Ottawa, Canada for the first leg of their first Royal Tour together.

Here’s a great pictutre courtesy of the lovely @BBCPeterHunt:

Kate Middleton Outfit Heathrow

Note the Canadian flag flying top left?

Kate’s outfit:

Kate wore a navy blue dress, confirmed to be by French designer Roland Mouret and a navy blazer by Canadian designer Smythe les Vestes.  She finished her outfit off with a Mulberry Handbag and blue court shoes.

Kate’s Blue Dress:

Kate’s navy dress is called the “Manon” by French designer Roland Mouret.

The dress was out of stock on the Selfridges’ website, but it is possible that Kate could have picked it up from the department store during her visit there with a personal shopper this month.

Blue Dress Kate Middleton Heathrow

Want this dress?

The dress is still available from the fantastic MyTheresa website (which ships to all continents!)

Click to buy: sadly, it’s only available in UK12 / US8

Kate’s Blue Handbag:

Kate carried the navy blue Mulberry Polly Push-lock shoulder bag.

I haven’t had this confirmed yet, but it is quite clearly the same bag:

KAte Middleton Blue handbag Kate Middleton Blue Handbag

Click here to see it in more detail on the Selfridges website.

Click here to view it on

The bag appears to come in three sizes, here I’ve displayed the normal size (left) and small (right).

Huge thanks to Grace who spotted that Kate carried the smaller size handbag, not the tote bag as I mistakenly identified (and as several newspapers then quickly published online!)  :)

Kate’s Blazer:

Kate’s Blazer is the Smythe Les Vestes One Button Blazer in Navy.

Kate Middleton Navy Blazer

The navy blue blazer features a single button closure with two waist pockets and a chest pocket.  Like Kate’s military jacket, this navy blazer is adorned with gold coloured buttons.

Thanks to Juzz & Chiara who managed to seek out Kate’s blazer before me!

Want to buy this blazer?

It’s still on sale in, which ships across the world! Click here to view.

Update: Smythe release a statement about Kate’s Heathrow outfit:

The label designers behind Kate’s navy blazer state they are “thrilled” to part of Kate’s wardrobe for the Royal Visit:

“We design with a women like Catherine Middleton in mind: tailored and effortlessly chic.  Needless to say we are delighted that Her Royal Highness has included Smythe in her first visit to Canada.”

Thanks for Tweeting this info @marilynsrylblog

Kate’s Shoes:

The Telegraph are reporting that Kate wore Manolo Blahnik Calogera court shoes but we can’t find any information about the shoe at present.  We’ll update you as soon as we know more!

Please bare in mind that this post is a work in progress :)

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  1. I believe Kate’s Blazer is the Smythe Les Vestes One Button Blazer in Navy HTH :-)

    • totally agree – Chiara already posted it to FB. Will add it once Ive had my lunch !

  2. I love the Blazer, the detail on the back adds real interest, it’s classic with a modern twist, and I would really like to see Kate wearing it with jeans at some stage on the tour – I like the Neiman Marcus/Bergdorf Goodman model “look” in the pics you’ve included in where to buy :-)

    • I think we will see Kate in it again: she knows that the British public love it when she recycles outfits for events like she’s “one of us”! Teamed with jeans, as you say, would be perfect for one of the more dressed down events!

  3. I just had a thought (and I’ll admit I’ve posted this elsewhere, but would love to know what you think) – I don’t think we ever did find out what Kate was wearing under her military style McQueen coat dress last Saturday, did we? Is it possible that it was the dress she’s wearing today? We know how thrifty she is… :-)

  4. You are really on top of things! I love how you ID the outfits so quickly. I’ll definitely be logged into this site for the next 10 days! Thanks!

    Love the bag especially. I’ve been looking for a structured satchel for quite some time. Navy is a nice change of pace, too.

    • Aw thanks K.

      Should reiterate that I got the ID of the dress from a journalist on Twitter, I think the details were released to them.

      I did ID the bag myself though – only because I LOVE Mulberry. Seriously, love it. I checked their stock in Selfridges (because I know Kate was there recently) and voila, there it was.

      I adore the bag, I really do and boy oh boy do I want it!

      Will you be getting it?

      • Hi there,
        I live in the States and am not sure if it’s available here. But, if I can find it – I might get it if it fits into my budget. I love the clean lines, the hardware, and the top handle. It really is right up my alley.

        Some of the things I love about Catherine’s choices lately are the classic, clean lines. Her clothing is impeccably tailored to fit her, and as shown lately in her Temperley dress at Wimbledon – she has a playful side, too. As far as I’m concerned, she is the No. 1 style icon right now. Wish we had someone like that here in the USA! You are lucky to have her! (the rest of us are, too!)


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