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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.

Tree planting ceremony

Tree planting ceremony

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.

The young royals planted a tree

The young royals planted a tree

Next, the royal pair headed over to the Canadian War Museum, where they quickly smiled and waved at waiting well-wishers.

Wiliam and Kate in Ottawa

Wiliam and Kate in Ottawa

William and Kate quickly headed inside the museum to participate in a ceremony honouring Canada’s veterans and war brides.

Kate meets with people at the Canadian War Museum

Kate meets with people 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.

After, they attended a cookery workshop and reception at the Institut de Tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec.

William and Kate visited Montreal and took part in a cooking class

William and Kate visited Montreal and took part in a cooking class

As the day came to a close their Royal Highnesses boarded the Canadian Frigate HMCS Montral for an overnight cruise to Quebec City.

William and Kate in Ottawa

William and Kate in Ottawa

Kate’s outfit:

Kate wore a beautiful grey dress by Catherine Walker.  The French-born designer was one of Princess Diana’s favourites.  Carole Middleton also wore one of Catherine Walker’s designs to William and Kate’s wedding back in April 2011.

Kate wears Catherine Walker during her visit to Canada

Kate wears Catherine Walker during her visit to Canada

For the main portion of the day’s events, Kate carried a handbag by Hobbs London.  The bag’s style name is “Somerton”.

Kate Middleton Gray Handbag

The Duchess also wore a pair of Tabitha Simmons pumps for most of the day’s events.

Tabitha Simmons Dela Silver Printed Shoes

Tabitha Simmons Dela Silver Printed Shoes

Specifically, Kate wore the Dela pump in cream and grey from the designer’s Autumn / Winter 2011 collection.

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Duchess Catherine wore her ofLinks of London “Hope Egg” Earrings with the grey dress.

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Once again, Kate was wearing her dainty silver bracelet by Tiffany’s.  The style name is “Diamonds by the Yard”, the piece is from the Elsa Peretti collection.

Tiffany's Diamonds by the Yard bracelet

Tiffany’s Diamonds by the Yard bracelet

Tiffany’s describe the 7″ stirling silver bracelet as featuring three round .09 carat diamonds, which “catch the light and make it dance”.

Although Kate wore the silver Tabitha Simmons shoes and coordinating grey Hobbs clutch bag for most of the day, she changed into her black Prada pumps and her Anya Hindmarsh ‘Maud‘ clutch later in the afternoon.  I have no idea why – perhaps her feet were hurting in the new shoes and she opted to change into an older, more comfortable pair?

Kate's outfit for Ottawa and Montreal

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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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