On June 30th 2011, Their Royal Highnesses Catherine and William visited Ottawa, Canada for the first leg of their North American tour.
At approximately 6.30pm EST / 11.30pm GMT the royal couple attended a “youth” barbecue and reception. William and Kate met with 120 Canadian youngsters at the Governor-General’s home.
Here’s a look at William and Kate chatting with the BBQ attendees:
The barbecue was meant to be held in the gardens of Government House, but according to journalists, the event had to be moved inside due to unforeseen showers!
Kate re-wore the same Issa dress from April 28th (day before her wedding) as she waved to well wishers before her final night as an unmarried women. Kate also wore the item previously, in 2006.
There isn’t much information available about Issa’s “Bird Print dress”, though I was able to find this photograph of a different garment in a similar print:
Duchess Kate teamed the dress with a pair of black and raffia slingback wedges from Pied-A-Terre. Kate owns these shoes in both black and nude (see below)
Kate wore a pair of Vinnie Day gold plated “logo leaf” earrings in her ears. These earrings can still be purchased from Vinnie Day’s website.
Here’s how Vinnie Day describe the earrings:
These are a wonderful pair of earrings which we find never go ‘out of fashion’. They are easy to wear both by day and night. Comfortable to keep in the ears. The hoops themselves are 1.5cm with the leaf hanging off each hoop being 1.5cm so in total the earrings hang 3cm from the ear hole.
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Catherine also wore a gold necklace, (which we’ve never her wear in public after the royal tour, to date). Here’s some information about the necklace from Anna, of My Small Obsessions –