Day 3: Kate looks great in grey

Kate Middleton Ottawa Canada

· Kate’s dress by Catherine Walker
· Kate’s shoes by Tabitha Simmons
· Kate’s handbag by Hobbs!
· Kate Recycles Links ‘Hope Egg’ earrings

The festivities kicked off with Kate and William taking part in a tree-planting ceremony at Rideau Hall to commemorate the 2011 Royal Tour.  Later, the couple greeted veterans, war brides and families at the Canadian War Museum.  After a flight from Ottawa to Montreal, Kate and Willam visited Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre, to meet children and parents at the hospital and then attended a cookery workshop and reception at the Institut de Tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec.  As the day came to a close their Royal Highnesses boarded the Canadian Frigate HMCS Montral for an over night cruise to Quebec City.

Kate’s outfit:

Kate chose to wear a mid-length grey dress by Catherine Walker with a pair of silver printed shoes and Hobbs clutch bag for the duration of the day, before changing into a black pair of shoes and the Anya Hindmarsh clutch (same as yesterday‘s) for the later events.

Here are some pictures of Kate from the tree-planting ceremony this morning, you can see Kate’s outfit in detail:

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Kate’s handbag:

The fantastic Chiara managed to find Kate’s bag, another piece by Hobbs, London (Kate’s red shoes yesterday were by Hobbs too).  The bag has sold out now, unfortunately:

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Kate’s shoes:

Kate’s shoes caused a bit of a stir on the Internet during day three:  everybody wanted to find out who designed the distinctive print pump and across the world Kate fans rallyed together until we solved the mystery:  they were created by new-on-the-scene British designer Tabitha Simmons.  They are the Dela pump in cream and grey from the fall/winter 2011 collection.

Huge thanks to WhatKateWore for IDing the pumps.

Click each picture to open it bigger:

Kate Silver Shoes Kate Silver Print Shoes

Click this one for a very high quality look:

Kate's shoes silver print

Here’s a very similar shoe from the same range:

tabitha shoe

I have found a couple of stores that stock Tabitha Simmons, only they don’t have this exact shoe: have a good range.

Yoox have a good affordable range, which appear to be discounted.

Kate’s earrings:

Kate opted for the Links of London hope egg earrings, which Anna correctly identified on Facebook earlier!

More pictures:

HUGE thanks to Anna for keeping my Facebook page updated while I was away today; WhatKateWore deserves a big thank you for bringing me up to speed on my return; Chiara rocks once again with her IDing skills!  Join the fun on our Facebook page & on Twitter.

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  1. From what I can see of the dress, I love it.

  2. I kind of like that dress, the princess seaming at the bust, the sleeves and the collar. Perfect for leaning over and throwing dirt on the seedling, she didn’t have to worry about exposing anything in the cleavage area. Great tailoring!

    I’m really enjoying all the coverage of this royal tour. Will and Kate are such a great couple!

  3. Love, love, love this!

    I always think of grey as being a drab colour – forever associated, as it is, with office wear and boring suits – but Kate looks beautiful.

    Sarah x

    • Me too! Kate looks great in most everything! (I hate her…..LOL…..just kidding)

      So far on this trip, I think my favorite has been 1) the lace dress, 2) the purple jersey dress, and 3) this gray dress. Oh yes, and I’m lusting for that Mulberry bag, Carly!!! :-)


      • Thanks for commenting ladies. I’m actually just about to update now I’ve been given my pictures from the CTC.

        Check back in a mo for better pictures & more details.

        (& K I love the Mulberry bag too – I really really do!)

  4. The back of the dress is beautiful! Love it! I always thought this designer was kind of “mumsy”, maybe not – after all!

  5. P.S. I wonder if these shoes are by the same maker as the red shoes from yesterday? They seem to be very similar in profile and style in the heel area?

  6. Any idea what sort of fabric that dress is made from? The hip area in the back doesn’t seem to be hanging right.

    I’m impressed that Catherine can wear those shoes all day long – and nylons also. Hopefully it won’t be as warm today. She’s really a trouper, I’d be exhausted by now if it were me…….:-)

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