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.
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.
Next, the royal pair headed over to the Canadian War Museum, where they quickly smiled and waved at waiting well-wishers.
William and Kate quickly headed inside the museum to participate in a ceremony honouring Canada’s veterans and war brides.
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.
As the day came to a close their Royal Highnesses boarded the Canadian Frigate HMCS Montral for an overnight cruise to Quebec City.
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.
For the main portion of the day’s events, Kate carried a handbag by Hobbs London. The bag’s style name is “Somerton”.
The Duchess also wore a pair of Tabitha Simmons pumps for most of the day’s events.
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 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?