Day 5: Kate sticks with nautical colours for water-themed activities

Kate Middleton Ottawa Canada

· Royal couple partake in dragon boat race
· Kate’s wears nautical colours all day
· Lots of shoe & accessory changes

After spending the morning at Province House, Charlottetown wearing a cream Sarah Burton dress, Kate changed into something more befitting for a rainy afternoon consisting of activities involving water!

Kate opted for a pair dark blue cropped trousers, a navy trench coat, red scarf and cream shoes for most of the afternoon, which started with a ‘waterbirding’ demonstration at Dalvay-by-the-Sea.

Kate wears blue coat, red scarf at Dalvay

Kate’s red scarf:

Kate Middleton Red ScarfI’m currently willing to bet Kate wore this red Hugo Boss scarf while watching the ‘waterbirding’ demonstration.

The item is available in Selfridges, where we know Kate has been shopping recently.  Interesting when you consider that it’s summertime in the UK at the moment, so not many places will stock heavy pashmina scarves. (Believe me, I’ve looked in a lot of their online stores today!)

Click here for a better look (and then click the ‘red’ icon).  It’s £160 but is made from Silk and Cashmere.  It looks really luxurious… I do think it’s the same one.

Love Kate’s red pashmina…But hate the price tag?

Steal Kate’s style with this really cheap Pashmina, which is on sale in Debenhams right now:

Kate Middleton Red Scarf Pashmina

It’s only £9, on sale from £20 and is made from silk – bargain! Buy them by clicking here.

Nearly an hour later, Kate joined a Dragon Boating team and raced William across Dalvay Lake, which ended with various cultural performances and activities.  I’m not sure if Kate wore the same jeans or changed into a different pair for the race, but did change into a sporty jacket:

Kate goes dragonboat racing


You can see clearly that Kate is wearing her Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop earrings here.

As the Duchess of Cambridge Style blog reports, Kate wore the following Nike jacket for her boating experience:

(click the image to visit Amazon for more info)

A picture of Kate post-Dragon boat racing:

Kate outfit Dragon Boating

Image courtesy of the lovely @Dvestewart

Kate’s deck shoes:

For the boat racing event, Kate changed into a pair of Sebago taupe and white deck shoes.  We have four lovely ladies to thank for finding this shoe: @JanetNorCal, @TheDuchessStyle, @AtTheBlueBarn & @WhatKateWore.

I am not sure if the shoe can be purchased online, but I have seen some Facebookers mention that it is on eBay. (Update: Commenters assure me the shoe is available in size 3 on & more sizes on the Sebago UK site.)

Get Kate’s style with these deck shoes:

A few people have been asking about alternatives to Kate’s deck shoes shoes.  If you’d like to buy a similar pair check out these alternatives which I have found:

deck shoes like kate middletons

These four different deck shoes are in Dorothy Perkins and they’re VERY reasonably priced! At just £15 you can afford to get a pair in every colour – complete BARGAIN!  Team any pair with a dark pair of cropped jeans to get Kate’s look.  You can look preppy without even needing to partake in a dragon boat race!

Click here to buy deck shoes similar to Kate’s.

In the US? No problem, Dorothy Perkins deliver internationally. But if you’d like something closer to home, check out these Sperry Top-Sider deck shoes:

Kate Middleton Boat Shoes Kate Middleton Boat Shoes

Both pairs, by Sperry Top-Sider are really cute, but the check pair on the left, with the bow are so preppy, so pretty and ON SALE.  I love them!  Click the images above to view them on the Nordstrom site in more detail!

Search and Rescue Demonstration, Summerside:

Back to the day’s events: Post-dragon boat racing, Kate arrived at Summerside for various activities, including a search and rescue demonstration and meeting families and survivors of those who had been rescued.  For this, I am informed by the Facebook community that Kate wore her blue trench again, but changed into her black slingback wedges.

Kate arriving at Yellowknife:

After the search and rescue demo, Kate and William arrived at Summerside Airport by helicopter, ready for their flight to Yellowknife.

Upon arriving at Yellowknife, Kate had changed outfits once again and emerged from the plane wearing her blue trench coat with a pair of really gorgeous navy heels/pumps (see below). You can see a small amount of cream under Kate’s coat, which suggests she has either changed back into this morning’s dress, or is wearing a new cream dress entirely.

kate duchess of cambridge arrives in yellowknife, ca

Image courtesy of @klaidlaw

Kate looks absolutely stunning considering her body clock must be so messed up right now!  She arrived at Yellowknife Airport at 7.40pm MT, which is 2.40am in Great Britain.  We hope the Royal Couple managed to get a god night’s sleep and a lie in before today’s festivities.  At least the pair have most of tomorrow off to retreat and recoup.

Kate’s blue heels:

Kate Blue Heels / Pumps

The lovely (and really clever at this!) Brittany thinks Kate is wearing heeled pumps from Barratts!  The shoe, which does look identical is currently reduced to just £35.  A total steal! Even if they’re not the right pair, they’re certainly an amazing alternative as they look so similar.   Massive thanks to @Perfect_Sinner on Twitter for posting these!  (via WKW)

Click here to buy.

Kate’s blue coat:

Twitterers noticed that the Duchess also wore her navy trench in 2008 to Cheltenham.  Visit WhatKateWore for the photographs: it’s clear the trench coat is the same.  We’re thinking the trench looks very ‘Burberry’.  Update: It turns out that Kate’s trench coat is by Ted Baker.  Read all about it by clicking here.

Kate Middleton Burberry Trench

(via WhatKateWore)

Get Kate’s style with a blue trench coat:

If you’d like to get a similar trench coat ready for the Autumn (and snag one that has already been worn by sister Pippa Middleton this year) check this out:

Blue Trench Coat Like Kate's

While it’s not exactly the same (doesn’t have a skirt bottom, just narrow) it is a very similar colour and features a waist belt and epaulets just like Kate’s.  It’s from Marks and Spencers, click here to view it in more detail. I’ll try to add more alternatives soon!

Pied a Terre Imperia Dune London


  1. Melissa says:

    William beat her in the dragon boat race! Kate looks lovely in her casual outfit.
    I can’t wait to see them in person on Friday ive met HRH Prince William before but never beautiful Kate looking forward to it

    Thanks for the great work at your website!

  2. Kristen says:

    Sebago has some larger sizes available on their UK site. Wish they had smaller sizes! Any alternatives?

  3. Kristen says:

    Also, has a UK3 available!

  4. Just wanted to share that I managed to get a bargain today on a navy blue trench coat in the sale at Monsoon. It is longer than the Marks and Spencer version but perhaps not as big a skirt as Kate’s but I love it! It’s currently half price, down to £35.00.

    • I’ll deffo go look for it & add it in!

    • hmmmmm can’t find it, sorry ladies, you’ll have to visit a monsoon near you!

      • I can’t believe it’s not for sale on the website! :-( You can still look at it though, if you click on the Coats and Jacket heading, two pictures pop up and it’s the one under Coats and Macs – just sadly can’t be bought from here!

  5. I think the outfit getting off the plane is too short. Don’t think it’s the same dress under the coat because it looks v neck and the dress had a higher, round neck


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  3. [...] cream and navy dress with her thin silver (and as yet, unidentified) bracelet, navy pumps (which we think are from Barratts) and her earrings that match her engagement [...]

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