Day 2: Catherine celebrates Canada Day in red and cream

Kate Middleton Ottawa Canada

· Kate recycles white Reiss dress
· Kate’s red shoes by Hobbs!
· Red Lock&Co hat confirmed
· Anya Hindmarsh clutch IDd

Catherine and William celebrate Canada Day with a full programme of events today, kicking things off with a citizenship ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.   After the ceremony there was no outfit change for Kate, who attended the official Canada Day show as guests of honour shortly after.

Kate’s outfit:

Kate’s outfit can certainly be described as festive as she teamed a white Reiss dress, red Lock&Co hat and Anya Hindmarch fan bag with red pumps.  Scroll down for the details:

kate outfit canada day Kate Image by Jessica

Left: © CTC & Right: © Jessica, a blog reader who managed to get close to the action today!

Kate’s Dress:

She wore the cream Reiss dress from her engagement portraits, known as the Nanette.  The dress is described as the “epitome of modern elegance” by Reiss.

Kate Will Engagement Photo Reiss white nanette dress

Reiss Nanette dress & Kate wearing the garment for the official portriat of the couple’s engagement. © 2010 Mario Testino.

Here’s an image of Reiss confirming Kate is re-wearing the item:

Reiss Dress

Kate’s Hat:

Kate accompanied her outfit with a red hat, designed by Sylvia Fletcher for Lock & Co (I’m sorry, I’ve forgot who first tweeted this).

Kate's red hat

The red hat was made more festive by the Canadian maple leaf attached to the top!


Kate’s handbag:

Kate carried a straw fan shaped clutch bag by designer Anya Hindmarch. Kate last opted for a Hindmarch bag with the Reiss bandage dress when she met the Obamas.

Kate Bracelet ClutchKate Middleton Fan Clutch Bag

fan bag

Thanks to the eagle-eyed spotters on WhatKateWore’s facebook page & Chiara for letting me know!

Kate’s red shoes:

UPDATE: The amazing, wonderful and fantastic Brittany found the shoes.  Not only are they on sale, but there are SOME LEFT IN STOCK!!!

Kate Middleton Red Shoes

Thank you to Brittany who tweeted them to WKW, who in turn alerted me to them!

Yes, that’s them see:

Kate's red shoes

The red shoe (described as ‘cherry’ coloured)  is still available in sizes 36.5, 57.5, 40.5 and 42.     So get your hands on them quick, because at this price they won’t be around for very long!

Click here to buy.

UPDATE: on my quest to find the shoe elsewhere, it appears they used to be on sale in House of Fraser, but they’re out of stock too.  So it may be useful to check your local store.

These red Hobbs shoes in John Lewis are not too dissimilar, patent red, pointy and with a low heel.  A good alternative if the Kate shoe has sold out in your size (however, they are all in low stock, so again, you may wish to hurry!)

Click here.

Kate’s Jewellery:

Kate appears to be wearing a thin silver bracelet, and – I think – silver necklace with a stone in the middle.


The main piece of jewellery everybody was talking about today was Kate’s maple leaf brooch:

maple leaf brooch


As I read on Twitter (again, sorry I’ve forgot where!) the brooch was worn by the Queen on her first official visit to Canada too, as a Princess!  A lovely tradition starting here!

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  1. Thanks so much for posting this so quickly! First thing I did when I got up this morning was log into your site! :-)

    Not a fan of that bag with this outfit. It seems too casual for the dress in my opinion. Also, not a fan of that style of hat, the fascinators just aren’t my bag, I guess, when they are situated on the head like that. I just think it looks weird – maybe if it had more of a brim/horizontal line it would look better to me? LOL…….

    Love that she’s wearing her dress again, it looks great on her! It does seem as if she has a penchant for either white, or blue ensembles lately – with the exception of her barbecue dress last night. Hoping as the week continues we see some other colors showing up.

  2. Beautiful dress and shoes, silly hat (canada day isn’t carnival and the brooch is enough to celebrate canada and its maples), fussy bag (she should match bag/shoes and dress minding materials and not only colour – that bag is perfect for a seaside party or a more informal event). She is adorable as usual!

    • The brooch is fantastic. Would love to see a close-up of that! Sounds as if the Queen wore it when she first toured Canada in 1951, before she became the queen…… great history with these jewelry pieces.

      • I can probably get a close up tonight or tomorrow when I get the images I’m allowed to use from the tourism people in Canada. They’re quite good res. Will post you one up if/when I get them x

      • I love all the Queen’s brooches and jewels, i like that one Kate borrowed from but she made banal her outfit with the maple leaves on the hat. Just one symbol please, you aren’t a doll!

  3. On the whole, Kate looks spectacularly lovely. I have but two niggles…

    The clutch has an oriental feel and, though it is very pretty, seems misplaced both with the outfit and occasion.

    Also, the maple leaf bonanza is overkill. The brooch would have been adequate worn alone and generally less caricature-ish.

    Sarah x

  4. Actually, I’ve kind of thought she should retire this dress. It’s too fussy for her style these days. I don’t really like how it fits her.

  5. I’m really curious about the necklace but can’t find any info about it.

  6. Kate looked great, loved the hat!


    Looks like the necklace is one she has worn a few years back with a pale green casual dress at a polo match.

  8. Kate Fan says:

    The necklace she wore on day 2 … possibly Bulgari or Choppard. I saw something like it today at the jeweller’s and it was a Bulgari, white gold, hole in the centre.


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