Kate in Alexander McQueen for Canadian Royal Tour

Today, September 25, is the second day of Will and Kate’s royal tour. The Cambridges have departed Victoria for Vancouver. Kate wore a vibrant dress by Alexander McQueen with red shoes and clutch bag to match. I am SOOO happy she didn’t wear nude pumps with this dress. The red bag and shoes accessorize the bold pattern of the dress very nicely. Remember that Kate chose Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen to design her wedding dress so this designer is a go-to favorite for Kate. Here are some pictures!


Kate Middleton today

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wave as they board a 'float plane' from Victoria  to Vancouver on Sunday

Today is the Cambridge’s first full day of public engagements. Later today they will visit a charity called “Sheway” which works to benefit vulnerable mothers who are battling addiction and other mental health issues. Here is a link to Sheway’s official website.

Later today Will and Kate will join Prime Minister and Mrs. Trudeau for a visit to the Immigration Services Society of British Columbia. They will meet with people who have immigrated to Canada including Syrian refugees.

Kate’s dress is getting a mixed response on social media, but I like it. What do you guys think? I will continue to update as more photos and info becomes available.


The Frugal Lady


Will and Kate Start Canadian Tour

Today, September 24th, is the first day of the highly anticipated royal tour of Canada. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Victoria, British Colombia with their children Prince George, 3 and Princess Charlotte, 1. This is Princess Charlotte’s first royal tour and the first time she has been seen since her parents released pictures of her to mark her first birthday. This is going to be a busy week for the Cambridges (and for bloggers covering the tour 🙂 ).

Here are the first pictures!

Prince William pointed as he talked to his son - who was wearing a checkered shirt and blue jumper - when the family arrive

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte as they arrive at Victoria International Airport, in Canada

The Duchess of Cambridge carried Princess Charlotte

The third in line to the throne was wearing the same outfit that he wore to visit the Lindo wing when his sister was born, a pale blue jumper with blue shorts and knee-length socks


The family decided to color coordinate in royal blue. Kate was wearing a Jenny Packham dress with the Queen’s maple leaf brooch as an accessory. She also borrowed the brooch for her first tour of Canada with William shortly after their wedding. Kate wore a matching Lock and Co hat. (Thanks to Richard Palmer Twitter page for the ID of Kate’s outfit.) I believe I recognize Kate’s earrings as sapphire and diamonds from Kiki McDonough. Little Charlotte was also wearing blue. I have not positively ID-ed her dress yet but it looks like Rachel Riley to me. Even George was wearing a blue sweater (or ‘jumper’ as they say in England).

Here is a picture of Kate from her first tour of Canada where you can see her wearing the maple leaf brooch.

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And here is a picture of the Queen wearing the same brooch.

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I will continue to update as the tour moves along. Please keep checking back for more pictures and info!


The Frugal Lady