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Royally Played: Wills and Kate (in Preen) Take Canada, Day Three, Part Two

Well, well, well. Wonders will never cease. First, Kate wears red shoes; here, Kate actually (mostly) nails cocktail wear for once in her life, wearing red shoes again. Different red shoes, no less. Kate: What other non-beige shoes have you got hiding in your closet? Do you secretly have a whole section of your walk-in devoted to shoes of all color of the rainbow? BRING THEM OUT, LADY.

Anyway, color me stunned — no pun intended. I think I need to take to my bed. (Sincerely, I actually literally need to take to my bed. It’s nearly 10:30 p.m.) Kate is so much more interesting when she isn’t at home. I wonder why that is? That’s not a rhetorical question. I literally do wonder why that is.

(PS: If you’re looking for coverage of Wills & Kate’s event earlier today, it’s here! It was markedly more casual.)

[Photos: Chris Jackson/Getty Images]


Royally Played: Wills and Kate Take Canada, Day Three, Part One

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.

[Photos: Getty Images]


Royally Played: Wills and Kate (in Alexander McQueen) Take Canada, Day 2

OH MY GOD WE’VE GOT RED SHOES. This is the happiest I’ve ever been (perhaps because my beloved Dodgers clinched the division like two hours ago? It might not just about the shoes, is what I’m saying) and I’m taking it as a personal salute.

ADDITIONALLY: This post has a few additions from yesterday (which we covered here) that you won’t want to miss. Things got handsy already.

[Photos: Getty, Fame/Flynet]


Royally Played: Wills and Kate (in Jenny Packham) and George and Charlotte Arrive in Canada

Oooh, this royal tour is going to be so fun. Both kids, and the added frisson of Justin Trudeau and his dreamy head and easy way with children. Already, the pics are cute and they only just got here. There. Whatever, I’m just happy we’re all operating in my time zone for this one. Let’s settle in and enjoy the many many pictures of George that I downloaded. What? He’s very expressive. (Note: as ever, I’m sure more pics will trickle in after I publish this; if I miss anything super good, I’ll plonk it in the post last, or in tomorrow’s coverage!)

Don’t you want to see some video? I know you do:

I like this one because it’s a glimpse of what it would look like if the four of them were ever forced to stand around and wait for the valet:

And, finally: This was QUITE a large and enthusiastic greeting, Canada. You guys are friendly! I know that we had at least one Fug National in the crowd. We can’t wait to hear your Reports From the Field!

[Photos: Chris Jackson/Getty Images, Karwai Tang/WireImage]


Royals Round-Up, September 23rd, 2016

Harry’s back! Maxima is wearing a giant hat! Sophie’s riding a bike! The Cambridges start their Canadian tour TOMORROW (I will try to cover them over the weekend depending on my workload/personal life, so definitely come back and check out the goings-on before Monday). In short: Royals Round-Up is really back in business!

And, if you missed it here this past week, we took a huge look back at the Greatest Hits from Wills & Kate’s previous royal tours, and I put together an edit of the recent New York and London Fashion Weeks for La Middleton (spoiler: I have no cocktail dresses for her).

And elsewhere:

Sophie is blogging her bike ride! She is welcome to write a guest post for us about royals logistics at any time.

– Patricia Treble at Maclean’s does a deep dive into the data and asks: Does Kate Middleton deserve her reputation as a fashion recycler?

– Pippa’s phone allegedly was hacked; The Sun refused what are said to be 3,000 photos (no nudes of Pips, but apparently snaps of her fiance starkers and obviously lots of pics of Kate and Wills and the kids) and called the cops, and Pippa to tell her. It’s kind of an interesting story.

– What Kate Wore, of course, has a detailed calendar of what the Cambridges are going to get up to in the next week or so in Canada.

The Globe and Mail has a fascinating piece about the history of bringing little kids on royal tours. (Royal kids, not, like…random cute ones.)

Tatler has beauty suggestions for Kate’s dop kit.

– At Hello!: Michelle Obama reveals favorite part of ‘sleepover’ at Buckingham Palace. Harry made them breakfast! (Not really. AS FAR AS I KNOW.)

– Order of Splendor has an interesting piece on some of Doris Duke’s jewels.

– Official photos!

[Photos by: Getty Images]


London and New York Fashion Week: The Kate Edit

Well, if the former Miss Midldeton is hoping that London or New York Fashion Week are going to fix her problem of never knowing what to wear to a cocktail party, she’s out of luck. Maybe Paris and Milan will prove more fruitful?

[Photos: Getty Images]


Royal Retrospective: The Best of Wills and Kate’s Royal Tours

Wills and Kate and George and Charlotte are all embarking on a tour of Canada on Friday, and — while I’ve revisited what Kate’s worn to Canada already — what better way to prep for their upcoming shenanigans than revisiting the highlights of all their Royals Tours which have come before? Archery! Boating! Babies! Parasols! Grass skirts! Driving tractors! Gourds disguised as duchesses! I am not joking when I tell you that this post sincerely does have everything.