Saturday, 24 September 2016

LIVE BLOG: Royal Tour Canada Countdown!

Welcome to our Royal Tour Canada Countdown Live Blog, we're so pleased you could join us! We'll be sharing real-time news updates, articles of interest, fashion nuggets, a fun giveaway and early photos of the Cambridges' arrival! They are due to land at 4 p.m. local time. Don't forget to hit 'refresh' to see the latest updates :) Times shown are in BST.

01:30 - William and Kate have arrived for the welcoming ceremony at the legislature. The Duchess has not changed her outfit but has added a clutch. We'll close the live blog now and get to work on a post! Thank you to each and every person who made the Live Blog such fun :)

00:55 A wave from Prince George. There was a lovely moment when the Cambridges posed for a moment and George looked back and waved to Sophie Trudeau :)

00:50 - How precious is this? :)

00:45 -  A great shot of William, Kate, George and Charlotte.

00:30 - With thanks to Richard Zussman "The Duchess is wearing Jenny Packham with hat by Lock and Co and Queens maple Leaf broach.".

00:25 - A closer look.

00:20 - An early high-res image of Kate and Charlotte.

00:15 - A better look at the Cambridges.

00:12 - Greeting the PM.

00:10 - Kate with Charlotte and George.

00:10 - And here they are! The Duchess is in blue and appears to be wearing the Queen's Maple Leaf Brooch. Kate is holding Charlotte whilst William holds George's hand.

00.00 - PM Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie waiting to welcome the royals.

23:55 - Any minute now :)

23:50 - The Cambridges have landed!

23:45 - FIVE minutes until arrival according to several reporters.

23:40 - The Mirror's Live Stream from the airport can be viewed here or click play below.

22:30 - We're about 30 minutes from arrival now. 

23:15 - There is a LIVE STREAM available to view at CTV News.

23:10 - GIVEAWAY WINNER - Congratulations to Melissa who commented "I always enjoy reading your blog. So excited about the giveaway, as I am an avid reader. " . If you could please email me at and we'll organise your copy of 'Green Tea Latte To Go' get to you a.s.a.p.!

23:00 - ONE HOUR until Royal Tour Canada 2016 begins!

Kensington Palace /Chris Jelf

22:45 - Let's chat about fashion next. What do you think the Duchess will wear upon arrival? A quick refresher on Kate's arrival looks on previous tours. Kate wore a navy lace Erdem dress when she arrived in Canada for the 2011 tour. Will she choose a look by the Canadian designer today?

It was a kimono style, pale pink dress with an orchid pattern and three-quarter sleeves by the wonderful Jenny Packham for the beginning of the 2012 royal tour of Southeast Asia.

The Duchess chose a scarlet military style Catherine Walker button coat with a matching red dress underneath for her New Zealand arrival in 2014.

And for April's tour of India and Bhutan, Kate arrived in Mumbai wearing an Alexander McQueen look in a striking print with peplum detail.

22:35 - For those asking about the plane the royals are travelling in, Emily Andrews revealed: "The Cambridges are en route in special Canadian Air Force plane with flat-bed seats & cabin for privacy. Let's hope G&C sleep!"

22:30 - Rebecca English shared a photo of William and Kate's convoy waiting.

22:25 - The press pack are en route to the airport.

22:15 - The Canadian government's official Tour Page can be viewed here. There's plenty of interesting information on the site and viewers can also send their greetings to William and Kate to mark the visit here.

Below we see Prince William's personal Canadian flag. "The flag of the Duke of Cambridge bears a blue roundel within a wreath of golden maple leaves for Canada, and shells, a symbol borrowed from his coat of arms. The centre features his Cypher, composed of the letter W with a coronet above it that indicates he is the child of the heir apparent of the Sovereign. Near the top of the flag is the personal three-point white label charged with a red shell, taken from his coat of arms."

22:00 - TWO HOURS until the Cambridges land.

21:35 - A selection of interesting articles ahead of the arrival you may enjoy reading.

21:25 - Two young royal fans are extremely excited as you'll see :)

20:50 - Royal photographer James Whatling shared a photo of the red carpet being rolled out ahead of William and Kate's arrival at Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

I think it's always a challenge for the media covering tours as they are away from their families. It's a particularly special time for James, as he and his wife welcomed a baby boy into the world last week. You can read an interview he gave with another great photographer, Mark Stewart, at CBC News. We'll have plenty of James's great photos throughout the tour.

19:50 - And here's a look at today's itinerary with timings in Pacific Daylight Time.

19:10 - Time for a Giveaway - Several months ago I was contacted by talented author Aven Ellis who was doing research for her latest book, Green Tea Latte to Go. The book's protagonist Payton is a Kate blogger and the book follows her trials and tribulations with work, love and everything in between. It's a fantastic read which I thoroughly enjoyed, getting to know the characters which Aven brings to life.

More from the book's description:

'For Seattle blogger Payton James, life is all about trying to achieve perfection. Payton is determined to be her best self in all areas, and she refuses to rest until she achieves it. However, an imperfect moment in a coffee shop completely changes Payton’s life. When her drink order gets switched by mistake, Payton finds herself face-to-face with a gorgeous British man named Brooks. Payton is instantly attracted to the witty stranger who is quick with his words—and has a beautiful smile.'

Aven has kindly offered to give away a copy of the book to a reader. Simply comment as normal and I'll randomly choose a winner before the Cambridges land. A big thank you to the lovely Aven. Wishing her every success with the book!

18:50 - There's really a tremendous sense of excitement ahead of this royal tour - perhaps the biggest buzz we've seen since William and Kate took George to Australia and New Zealand. Preparations have been underway for some time. Reporter Richard Zussman shared images from Government House.

Rubber ducks in the fountain for George and Charlotte :)

A look at one of the rooms the royals be using.

18:40 - Emily Andrews shared a video "This is the official welcome Kate and William will get later at BC's legislature".

17:00 - Are any of our readers in Canada planning to see the royals during their visit? If so, do let us know in the comments section. 

16:45 - Many of us had wondered when we would see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie with the Duke and Duchess. Yesterday the PM's office released the following statement confirming they will be present at the welcoming ceremony and will accompany William and Kate at several events on Sunday:

'On Saturday, September 24, the Prime Minister and Mrs. Grégoire Trudeau will participate in the Official Welcoming to Canada and British Columbia ceremony at the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The Prime Minister will later have a private audience with the Duke and Duchess.
On Sunday, the Prime Minister and Mrs. Grégoire Trudeau will accompany Their Royal Highnesses on a tour of the Immigrant Services Society’s new Welcome Centre in Vancouver – the first, purpose-built facility of its kind that provides settlement, education, and employment services for thousands of immigrants and refugees each year. Later that day, the four will attend a youth reception in Vancouver where they will meet young Canadians who are helping to make a difference in their communities.
Their Royal Highnesses, the Prime Minister, and Mrs. Grégoire Trudeau will also visit Kitsilano Coast Guard Station for a first responders showcase. They will tour the station and speak to first responders about the issues they face every day in carrying out their life-saving work.'

16:30 - Keep an eye on the time in Victoria with our 'Canada Tour Clock' located near the top of the sidebar on the right. A look at the weather in Victoria, BC today.

16:20 - Royal reporter Emily Andrews shared news the Cambridges embarked at London about an hour ago. They are travelling aboard a Royal Canadian Air Force plane. Emily noted they are due to arrive in Victoria at 4 pm (midnight BST).

Emily Andrews Twitter Feed

Friday, 23 September 2016

Kate's First Solo Overseas Visit & Our Stylists' Canada Tour Looks (Part 3)

We're back with Part 3 of our stylists' looks for Canada, but first, as you may have heard, Kensington Palace announced the Duchess of Cambridge will undertake her first solo overseas trip on Tuesday, 11 October when she visits the Netherlands. The day will mark a royal milestone for Kate who will be travelling abroad officially without William for the first time. The Duchess was scheduled to visit Malta in 2014, however, she had to cancel as she was suffering from acute morning sickness when she was expecting Princess Charlotte. The Palace said: "The Duchess is very much looking forward to her visit."

What's on the itinerary for the day? There's a nice mix of engagements focused on areas Kate's passionate about including art. Upon arrival, the Duchess will pay a courtesy call on His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands at Villa Eikenhorst. The Telegraph noted: "The family home is on the forested De Horsten estate in Wassenaar near The Hague, and despite being a private residence the Dutch monarch sometimes hosts foreign guests." Unfortunately, Queen Máxima will be out of the country on the day; below we see Kate and Máxima in London for Remembrance Sunday last year.

The Duchess will then visit the Mauritshuis in The Hague for the exhibition 'At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection'. The 22 works selected for this exhibition are some of the finest 17th century genre paintings by Dutch artists in the Royal Collection. Kate will tour the gallery's permanent collection before visiting the exhibition, meeting children taking part in the gallery's learning programme, and attending a short reception with museum supporters. Below, Johannes Vermeer's 'Lady at the Virginals with a Gentleman' ('The Music Lesson'), c.1660-1662.

Next, Kate will visit the British Ambassador’s Residence in The Hague, where she has convened a roundtable discussion on the themes of addiction, intervention, family and mental health. More from the Telegraph's article:

'Sitting at the table will be professionals from the Netherlands' Trimbos Institute, a non-profit research centre working on the issues of mental health and addiction.
They will be joined by counterparts from two of the Duchess' UK charities - the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families, a leading charity in the research, teaching and the provision of care for children and young people with mental health issues, and Action on Addiction.'

Finally, the Duchess will travel to the neighbouring city of Rotterdam to see Bouwkeet, the social Makerspace of Bospolder-Tussendijken. This is a new community-focused initiative in the centre of an economically deprived district which provides a creative design and technology workspace.

It should be a very interesting day and it's great to see Kate marking the milestone.


It's time to take a look at your final batch of submissions styling looks for Kate to wear during the Canada tour. Once again, as you'll see, there's a fantastic amount of variety, creativity and individuality expressed. It was lovely to see so many participating and to see readers and their children having fun with the activity together (as you'll see there are several very young and talented budding stylists who shared their looks too). A huge thank you to everyone who shared looks, took the time comment and supported other readers. It's been such fun and I look forward to doing it again in the future! A reminder you can view Part One here and Part Two here.

Sonne - A daytime look for a visit to a Canadian charitable organisation features the Catherine Deane Short-Sleeve Floral Embroidered Mini Dress, team with a brown coat worn open, dark brown ankle boots and Annoushka Frost Stud Earrings. For the evening an emerald green Sherri Hill gown with the glittering Jimmy Choo Glam Glitter light bronze sandals, a clutch from Jenny Packham's diffusion line for Debenhams and Kate's emerald and diamond jewels.

Anonymous in Colorado - For an arrival outfit, lunch with the PM or a charitable visit we have Kate's GOAT Binky Blouse with the Queen's Male Leaf Brooch. The look is teamed with a red midi lace skirt by Kate Spade New York and Kate's popular red suede Gianvito Rossi pumps. For a gala look Anon would love to see Kate in a Gatsby-inspired look: a sweeping gown from Elie Sabb's Spring 2015 Collection styled with Gianvito Rossi Embellished Satin Sandals, Kate's Beaut Eva earrings and the crystal embellished Dolce & Gabbana Ava Clutch.

Sara - An arrival outfit consisting of the L.K. Bennett Joella Black Tailored Dress, the L.K. Bennett Fern Salsa Suede Courts and handmade earrings. For a black-tie dinner, it's the Alexander McQueen Draped Bustier Dress the Ralph Lauren Patent Leather Celia pumps and a statement handmade necklace.

Erika - For a day look it's a red dress from DVF's 2012 Fall/Winter Collection (the necklace is not part of the dress). The dress is teamed with a black jeweled beret by milliner Philip Treacy, Jimmy Choo Faith Suede Boots, the Queen's Maple Leaf Brooch, Kate's Cartier Ballon Bleu watch. "I would style her hair in a low very stylized ponytail with a translucent red lip and red nails. No purse as she will be carrying her very best accessory, Princess Charlotte." For the evening look  - a black sleeveless Erdem Resort 2014 look with floral overlay styled with Jimmy Choo Lucy pumps, a black patent Jimmy Choo patent leather clutch, Kate's Kiki Lavender drop earrings and art deco bracelet. Kate's hair would be styled half up-half down.

Catherine (Erika's daughter, 12 years old) - Another of our very young stylists is 12-year-old Catherine who put together two chic looks for the Duchess. For the daytime we have the Valentino Spring 2013 Couture red cape dress, The dress is teamed with the Jimmy Choo Lucy 100 Pumps with a diamond maple leaf pin in her hair and Kate's sparkly art deco earrings. On the evening look: "I didn't find a gown as beautiful as the Christian Dior I picked last year but I wanted to choose something new and I thought this red Valentino is pretty special. I love the super full skirt. It reminds me of a tutu." The gown is teamed with the Jimmy Choo Hesper Mirror Leather Sandals, Kate's MOUAWAD bracelet teamed with ruby and diamond earrings by the jeweller. "I would pull her hair back into a sleek simple off center chignon so that everybody can see her earrings. I would not give her a purse because they are annoying and she needs to be able to hold her flower bouquet."

Courtney from NC - For the arrival, it's the L.K. Bennett Edelle Pink Tweed Dress with the matching tweed jacket. Kate's hair would be styled in an updo with the Jane Taylor Bridget Hat. Jewellery includes the Queen's Maple Leaf Brooch, Queen Mary's Cluster Earrings, Queen Mary's Indian Bangle Necklaces and one of the Queen's Collette Necklaces. White gloves and Gianvito Rossi suede pumps complete the ensemble. After arrival, Courtney suggests Kate would change into MaxMara Jersey Trousers, L.K. Bennett Fauna Black Snake Effect Courts, the L.K. Bennett Norway sleeveless top to be worn underneath the tweed jacket and a demi-chignon.

We have the green Roland Mouret Goodard Gown. "I love the pair she wears often that are loaned to her by the queen but I want to see something new to her. The Greville Chandelier Earrings would look amazing on her. Pair those earrings with one of the queen's Colette necklaces and with the two diamond bangles she would have a good start. If it were me I would put one of Queen Mary's chain link bracelets in between the two bangles. The shoes are a little sassy and people would be able to see them due to the slit in the dress. Add a pair of white elbow or opera length gloves for more glamour and I think the simplicity of the dress would let Catherine and the jewels shine."

Emma (Courtney from NC's 9-year-old daughter) -  The immensely talented nine-year-old Emma put together two looks for the Duchess to wear. For evening: "The dress I chose is by a designer named Elie Saab. My mom has shown me many dresses worn by Kate and other princesses and I usually like all the Elie Saab gowns they wear. The dress looks like it is fitted to her legs then it just falls without poofing out. There is also a cape thing at the top of the gown. The color is tan and pinkish color. I think there is a lot of things going on with the dress so I am not using gloves with it." The gown is styled with Rene Caovilla Geometric Strass Leather Sandals and jewels from the royal vault including the Duchess of Gloucester's Pendant Earrings, the four row Japanese Pearl Choker, Queen Mary's Pearl Bracelet and the Pearl Trefoil Brooch. The day look offers the blue and white stripe L.K. Bennett Harpa Skirt teamed with the brand's Indi Cream Top and Coco White Sandals. Kate's hair would be styled in a high ponytail with Kiki Blue Topaz Earrings and the Luna Pendant, three Lavendar Amethyst Bangles and a Blue Topaz Ring.

Nick (Courtney from NC's son) - With Courtney and Emma diving into sartorial splendour, Courtney's son Nick decided to join in the fun and give the ladies a run for their money with his stylish eye. Both Nick and his dad were incredibly impressed with Queen Letizia's black trouser suit and thought it would look amazing on Kate with a Rebecca Taylor blouse, killer pumps, the Queen's Chandelier earrings, an updo and a cranberry lip. For a black-tie event, it's a crimson red bespoke version of the Jenny Packham gown shown below with a dark red suede pair of shoes, the Greville Chandelier Earrings and the South African bracelet. A chic updo completes the look!

Tai - With a focus on British-Canadian designers for the daywear look it's a top by Steventai. Kate would also wear her pants from the hike to Tiger's Nest and sneakers by Patrick Cox. For the evening look is a blue gown by Jean-Pierre Braganza: "To be worn with the sparkly, strappy heels by Jimmy Choo and the Jenny Packham box clutch, along with the Queen's chandelier earrings and Queen Mary's bracelet."

Julia - The day look includes the L.K. Bennett Echo Orange Tweed Dress, a pair of earrings by Dean Davidson (favoured by Canada's Sophie Gregoire Trudeau), the Zvella Ava Shoes in cameo rose and Kate's garnet and pearl ring. For the evening look, we have the Zac Posen Strapless Angled Satin Trumpet Gown in burgundy. The gown is styled with the Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Pumps an art deco ruby ring, Kate's art deco bracelet and the Jimmy Choo Sweetie Glittery Clutch.

Hope from U.S. - A turtleneck sweater from Eddie Bauer with straight leg jeans and FRYE Hannah boots for a casual look. The evening look features the Aidan Mattox Sleeveless Silk-Trim Crepe Gown with Kate's Schutz Dollie Sandals in black, with Kate's art deco bracelet, the Queen's Chandelier Earrings and a black clutch.

Nicole - The statement red MaxMara Camelhair Coat is teamed with the Valentino Pussy-Bow Silk-Georgette Midi Dress and the Reiss Broadway Suede Belt. The look is completed with Kate's Links of London Hope Egg Earrings, Aspinal of London Lottie Bag and Kate's black suede Gianvito Rossi pumps. For a black-tie event Nicole would like to see Kate's black velvet strapless McQueen gown accessorised with the same jewellery. To freshen up the look, Kate would carry her black bow clutch, wear her black suede Gianvito Rossi pumps and an updo.

Lady Germany - A meeting with the PM or a daytime engagement includes the Suzannah 1950s Influenced Twill Skirt in Cosmetic PinkSequin Daisy Bodice Top and Audrey Tailored Jacket. The look is completed with a purple clutch, light grey shoes from Cici Hot and Kate would wear her hair in a high ponytail. A look for an evening gala where Kate will meet a lot of famous Canadian personalities: a chiffon dress with cascading lace sleeve by Jenny Packham's 'The Wonder Collection'. The dress is styled with the Rocio Clementine Clutch, Badgley Mischka Aria Pumps, a Tiffany bracelet and Ipploita Silver Rock Candy Pearl Drop Earrings in turquoise. 

Franziska K. from Germany - The Pink Tartan Printed Air Knit Tabitha Dress, Kate's black suede Gianvito Rossi pumps, Kate's black peplum Ralph Lauren blazer, Charlotte Hosten Daphne Earrings (handmade in Montreal), Kate's cipher bracelet - a gift from the Duchess of Cornwall and the Mulberry' Bayswater' black suede clutch. The evening look features the Marchesa Notte Metallic Embroidered Tulle Gown, Embroidered Satin Sandals by Gianvito RossiOctagon Cuff and Origami Frame Earrings by Dean Davidson and Kate's L.K. Bennett Natalie Clutch.

Amelia - Amelia styled a look for an evening gala with the Roland Mouret Rocher Gown with delicate hand-sewn flowers and Kate's Gianvtio Rossi Crisscross Sandals, black satin Prada clutch and Tiffany Diamonds by the Yard Drop Earrings.

Alison - An arrival look including the Erdem Maira Floral-Print Skirt styled with Kate's Alberta Ferretti jacket, the L.K. Bennett Faith Mist Patent Clutch, Floret Pumps, Kate's Kiki Citrine Pear Drop Earrings and Eternal Small Lemon Quartz and Peridot Bracelet. For the gala look, we have Kate's Roland Mouret Ella Gown in red, Kate's red Gianvito Rossi Suede Pumps and the Russell & Bromley Curvy Clutch Bag. Jewels with ties to the 2011 Canada tour were selected - the Queen's Maple Leaf Brooch and Links of London Hope Egg earrings.

Shannon .M. - To spend the day with the Trudeaus, take a look at the Akris (a label adored by Princess Charlene of Monaco) Short-Sleeve Karminspint Bird-Print Dress styled with Kate's black bow belt, Kate's Smythe One Button Blazer, Donald .J. Pliner wedges, Kiki Classic Blue Topaz and Diamond Oval Drops with Kate's yellow gold diamond hoops and an Ippolita Pendant. For a formal look: the Badgley Mischka Draped Embellished Crepe Gown, Pelle Moda Kacey Sandals, Whiting and Davis Pyramid Mesh Clutch, the Queen's Maple Leaf Brooch worn at the back of Kate's hair, Kate's Beaut Ava earrings and MOUAWAD bracelet.

S. from E. - "Kate DEFINITELY has to wear the polar bear brooch! It was a gift the last time they visited Canada, but she hasn't worn it yet. And there is no better opportunity to debut it than the upcoming visit to Canada!" The brooch would be worn with the Catherine Walker Tiffany Dress, Stuart Weitzman Mitten Booties and diamond and pearl studs. A gala look with the JS Collections Lace & Pleat Panel Crepe Gown with the L.K. Bennett Fay Marshmallow Clutch and Ellora Black Suede Courts. The ensemble is rounded off with the Annoushka Sutra Amethyst Earrings.

Jackie - "I am a Canadian and very excited to have HRHs here. I have found a cool casual day look by Roots- a great Canadian brand." For a family day with the Trudeau's Kate would be styled in the Roots Maple Lake Wrap with dark blue skinny jeans, a thin black turtleneck, Kate's Kiki Lauren Leaf earrings and tall brown boots.

P.S. - "Daytime outfit - for any activity from airport arrival to greeting people in the streets of Vancouver or Victoria, to visiting a famous cathedral." A red felt pillbox with felt flowers by milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan, styled with the Suzannah Dancehall Bloom Midi Silk Waterfloral dress, Kate's Park Ave. court shoes and Annoushka Rose Quartz Earrings.

Anon 183 - The St. John Jeweled Shimmer Peplum Jacket and matching skirt. with Lizzie's Hats Juliette Botterill Hat and Kate's Annoushka Earrings. For an evening look, the Monique Lhuillier Floral Beaded Gown Degrade Gown styled with the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace, a Purple Rose Clutch and the L.K. Bennett Sledge Pumps in grey.

Sonshine - "So I found a lovely coat by Canadian brand Sentaler which would be perfect for a day outside (maybe with Mr & Mrs Trudeau?) in autumnal Canada. This look is rather casual so Kate could wear it to both engagements in a city but also for a walk in the forest, etc. where they take the children with them. And I am sure either George or Charlotte (whomever she carries on her arm) would love to play around with the pretty scarf ;)" Below, the Sentaler Wrap Coat with Ribbed Sleeves, a royal blush print scarf, Topshop jeans and Unisa boots. For the gala loo, it's the Jenny Packham Sleeveless Sequined Burnout Dress styled with the Kohls Lenore Clutch, Kate's Malory Pumps and diamonds by the yard earrings. Kate's hair would be styled in an elegant chignon.

Karen M. - "My contribution to Team Sparkle": a beaded gown from Jenny Packham's Bridal Spring 2017 Collection styled with the Queen's wedding gift bracelet, Kate's Kiki McDonough Grace earrings. The evening look is polished off in glittering style with the Jimmy Choo Camille Clutch Bag and champagne Abel Pumps.

Maria. P. - "I discovered that L.K.Bennett now has Kate’s favourite Sledge pumps in an awesome metallic rosy-champagne colour and I fell in love with them! So of course, I had to style the whole outfit around the shoes ;)" The pumps are styled with the matching clutch, the Dolce & Gabbana Wool-Blend Dress, Mother of Pearl Stud Earrings and the Monica Vinader Riva Diamond Cluster Cuff. 

Phyl - For a daywear look suitable for deplaning it's a look from Dolce & Gabbana's Winter 2017 Collection with the Polar Bear Brooch, Kate's navy suede McQueen pumps, Kate's Hope Egg earrings. And a look for Princess Charlotte too! Phyl chose the Rachel Riley Ric Rac Babycord Pinafore, the Polka Dot Frill Collar BlouseCashmere Cardigan, Amaia Kids cream tights and red suede shoes.

The evening look features the Jenny Packham's black embellished floor-length gown, Kate's black satin prada clutch and shoes, Kiki McDonough Triple Hoop Earrings and an updo.

Janet from Oregon - "For an arrival outfit, or just a good 'Canada' outfit, I’d put her all in red (she does a mono palette so well!)." it's the Catherine Walker Scarlet Nero Coatdress, styled with the Maple Leaf Brooch, the red Maple Leaf hat the Duchess wore in Canada in 2011, her red suede Gianvito Rossi pumps. For a formal evening event, Janet selected a gown with striking embroidery from Jenny Packham's AW16 Collection. It is styled with the Jimmy Choo Steel Mirror Leather Pointy Toe Pumps, Carole Middleton's blue topaz Robinson Pelham earrings and Jenny Packham clutch bag.

Anon from New York - A day look during the tour would see the Duchess wearing the raspberry GOAT COCO Dress with suede Gianvito Rossi pumps. An evening look features Antonio Berardi's One Shoulder Stretch Cady Gown and the Jimmy Choo Vamp Sandals.

Sun - "Outfit for a visit to the 'Greater Vancouver Zoo', the biggest zoo in British Columbia, in Aldergrove (30 minutes from Vancouver) with George, Charlotte and William. This would be a perfect family event, just like with George in down under. Also a good fit for William's wildlife conservation work. And the kids would be adorable with the animals!" Sun chose the DVF Incognito Wool-Blend Coat with a black turtleneck dress by Canadian brand Dsquared2, Kate's Aquatalia Rhumba Boots. Jewels from Kiki include the Aurora Lemon Quartz and Diamond Drop Earrings and the Aurora Diamond Pendant.

Julie from NC  -  A look for a day of engagements would see Kate wearing the Ralph Lauren Lucille Silk-Blend Lamé Dress and Fabian Wool Cashmere Coat. The look is teamed with Kate's L.K. Bennett Harper Suede pumps, Polar Bear Brooch and Kiki Grace earrings. For Julie's second look she selected the Really Wild Clothing Roll Neck Jumper in pebble with the Lancaster Leather Jacket, Kate's Seville Suede Boots, jeans, Kiki Citrine drops and Kate's Tissot watch.

Rachel Jacobs - The L.K. Bennett Polena Black Printed Dress, Jimmy Choo Black Suede Lucy 100 Pumps, the L.K. Bennett Faith Black Patent Clutch and Kate's Annoushka pearls for daywear. The evening look features the Erdem Samira Gown Rose Hip Night in silk crepe with the L.K. Bennett Elm Black Evening Sandals, Kiki Green Amethyst Pearl and Oval Drop Earrings, the Reiss Christo Clutch and Kate's art deco bracelet.

Francis - "For an engagement with children I would like Catherine to go eco-friendly and wear the Macquarie Check Dress. It was £59.90, is now £29.90, made of 55% hemp 45% certified organic cotton. As a bonus, it contains all the colours of the flag of British Columbia and the coat of arms of Yukon." The dress is styled with a pair of Kate's red pumps such as the Hobbs 'Alibini' shoes, Kate's Jaeger Quilted Clutch, an Erdem gown for an evening look with Kate's black satin prada pumps, Maud Clutch and the Queen's Chandelier Earrings.

B - For the daytime look it's the Lela Rose Reversible dress, the Polar Bear Brooch, Kate's Kiki Grace earrings, navy suede Muse clutch and Gianvito Rossi navy pumps. The evening look features the La Petite Robe di Chiara Etheline Cap-Sleeve Peplum Gown, Jimmy Choo Truce Metallic Sandals, Kate's red McQueen clutch, Queen Mary's Diamond Bar Choker Bracelet, Queen Victoria's Crown Ruby Earrings and a chignon.

Sharon - Washington State - "For a daytime look I chose a jacket from traditional Haida artist Dorothy Grant in red." The jacket is styled with Kate's black turtleneck Oasis dress, black tights and L.K. Bennett Pellino Suede Ankle Boots, a black suede clutch, Cartier watch and Kiki Grace earrings. Sharon's evening look choices are a gown from Jenny Packham's 2016 Collection, Kate's Kiki gold and diamond green amethyst earrings, the Queen's Wedding Gift Bracelet and black suede L.K. Bennett Harley shoes.

Anonymous - "My day look for engagements in the big city of Vancouver. W & K could visit a hospital there, open a new building for a hospice (I hope Kate will work more with hospices again, also on the tour) or attend a conference about mental health just like Kate did it last fall. She loves L.K. Bennett and I love this brand, too." We have the L.K. Bennett Charl Cream Tailored Jacket, Theory 'Navalane Becker Skinny Pants, L.K. Bennett Sasha Rosehip Patent Courts and Kiki Luna Moonstone Flower earrings.

Anonymous - For an autumnal visit to Yukon and British Columbia Anonymous selected the Copper Street Studios Floppy Wide Brim Hat, Smythe notched crewneck in army green, Ralph Lauren Suede Skinny Pants, Walnut Box Clutch by Montreal-based brand Sidney Molepo, Ezra Satok-Wolman's Hydrogen necklace, Eagle Feather Earrings and tassel riding boots.

Anonymous - "For Kate's arrival outfit: the Escada yellow dress, sun pattern at the neckline. The flag of British Columbia is a rendition of a setting sun, representing the location of the province. The Escada yellow coat, with the Queen's Enamel Maple Leaves Brooch (worn by Queen Elizabeth II in Canada during a 2010 visit). Kate's Kiki Eternal Citrine and Diamond Drop Earrings and Kate's L.K. Bennett taupe pump. No clutch leaving the plane with the children." 

Christen - For an afternoon event or early reception Christen selected the Erdem Rhona Silver Dress, Kate's Rupert Sanderson Malory Pumps, and Kate's grey suede McQueen bag. "For jewellery, she would wear her Annoushka pearl earrings and a brooch from the Queen's collection that was given to the Queen in 2013 during an audience with the Governor of the Saskatchewan province. It's called the Saskatchewan Tourmaline Flower Brooch. I'm eager to see it worn, but so far I have to say it might be my favorite of the modern designs presented to the Queen in recent years - fresh, but not a radical departure from the traditional styles so often worn by the Queen, and done in a particularly lovely color."

As always, if there are any errors or if for any reason your look has not been included, please let me know and it will be remedied immediately.


Now time for us to turn our attention to all things Royal Tour Canada 2016. As with previous tours, we'll be Live Blogging in the hours before the Cambridges' arrival and will be including a host of topics from the news, articles of interest, what we can expect, fashion, live updates and early snaps of the family's arrival as they touch down in Victoria. The blog will be live Saturday ( afternoon BST). I do hope you can join us; it promises to be a fun lead up to the tour! :)