So, the weather DID NOT cooperate for this portion of events. Apparently, it was gorgeous in Victoria today, but it was BUCKETING rain here in Bella Bella. I suspect these two were always going to be casual for this outing — they were slated to visit the Great Bear rain forest, and were supposed to have an aerial tour AND a boat tour of the area and you probably don’t want to do those things in, like, a tutu or whatever. Regardless, I think the weather scuttled those bits, which is a shame; Bella Bella is reportedly quite beautiful (supposedly Wills politely noted that the rain made the rain forest feel more authentic, anyway). Luckily, a First Nations welcome and “cultural sharing ceremony” were still on the docket, as well as an all important Unveiling of Plaques and Giving of Speeches. (As ever, I’m indebted to What Kate Wore for knowing where everyone is going to be at all times; I would not be able to do my job without her calendar pages.) Please join me in eyeballing Kate’s Holland and Holland jacket and Zara jeans and TopShop shirt. Today, I guess she is just like us, at least in terms of outfit — my own calendar had much less interesting things in store.
Also: Informative Caption was not that Informative today, but Maclean’s had a piece about Bella Bella that is really interesting and well worth your time. (As always, should more good photos come in from this event, I’ll add them to a later post.)
And, PS: These two have an “evening reception” tonight back in Victoria, so come on by later and we can either applaud or bemoan whatever Cocktail Dress Choices Kate makes. Also, given that tonight is the first American presidential debate, I might be deeply into the wine when the time comes to write that post, so….consider yourself warned.
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