Canada Day Friday 1 July
On Friday 1 July, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, to celebrate Canada Day, they were greeted to a warm welcome by crowds of well-wishers who had turned out to witness this historic occasion.
On a day, that would also have been Princess Diana’s 50th birthday, Canada celebrated their 144th birthday. William, in his speech, spoke about Catherine’s grandfather who trained in Canada as a pilot during the Second World War.
For her appearance at Ottawa’s parliament, wearing the colours of the Canadian flag, Catherine looked elegant, in the figure hugging white dress that she had worn for her official engagement photos and stylish red maple leaf hat. Catherine also wore a diamond maple leaf broach, a family heirloom belonging to the Queen.
The Duchess changed outfits, reportedly the fifth change in 24 hours, for the evening reception and delighted onlookers in a stunning purple Issa dress, complete with the same beautiful maple leaf broach.