On July 1st 2011, during their Royal Tour of North America, Catherine and William celebrated Canada Day with a full programme of events.
The royal duo celebrated the national holiday at Parliament Hill, Ottawa.
The Duke and Duchess kicked off the celebrations by attending a citizenship ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Civilisation. They met with members of the public who’d visited Ottawa especially to see them.
They later attended the official Canada Day show as guests of honour.
Kate’s outfit was certainly festive – she chose to wear the Canadian flag colours, red and white.
You’ll probably notice that Kate is wearing her white Reiss Nanette dress. The Duchess famously wore this dress for her official engagement portrait with Prince William.
The dress is described as the “epitome of modern elegance” by Reiss.
Reiss were happy to confirm that Kate wore their Nanette dress during Canada Day:
Kate’s red hat was designed by Sylvia Fletcher for Lock & Co. It was customised for Kate with a Canadian maple leaf added to the top!
Kate carried a straw fan shaped clutch bag by designer Anya Hindmarch.
Anya Hindmarch confirmed Kate carried one of her clutch bags over on Twitter:
Shop fan clutch bags:
Kate wore a pair of coordinating red shoes by Hobbs. Specifically, Kate wore the British brand’s Albini Square Cut Court shoe in “Cherry Red”.
Kate also wore her thin, silver Tiffany’s “Diamonds by the Yard” bracelet, from the Elsa Peretti collection.
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.
Kate accessorised with a diamond necklace by Asprey London, the piece is known as the “167 Button Pendant.”
Finally, Kate wore a diamond brooch in the shape of a maple leaf.
The Duke and Duchess’s official press office confirmed The Queen loaned the brooch to Kate for the tour: