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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Ottawa

Jul 2011

William and Catherine’s tour of Canada and the US has only just begun and already the newly-weds have caused a frenzy.

The Duchess has won the hearts of the Canadian nation by greeting and engaging in conversations with the crowd.  Kate looked delighted when she was handed armfuls of flowers and gifts.

The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, welcomed the Royal Couple to Ottawa, at the start of their first official overseas tour.

Prince William, addressing his audience in both French and English, joked: “It will get better as we go on” and he went on to say how he and his wife have been “longing” to visit Canada together and how they were “delighted” to be there.

After laying a wreath and flowers at the war memorial, William and Catherine attended a barbecue hosted by Mr Johnson, who acts as the Queen’s official representative in Canada.

Reportedly, the Duchess has packed more than 40 different outfits for the Royal Tour and, on her first day alone she changed into three of those outfits!

As she left the UK, Catherine wore a cleverly selected ‘mixed’ outfit, which included a blazer with gold buttons, appropriately by Toronto-based designer Smythe les Vestes, a fitted dress by London-based Roland Mouret, stilettos by Manolo Bhlanik and a Mulberry handbag.

Upon arrival in Canada, Catherine changed into a dress designed by Erdem, another Canadian designer, and then into a black and white “bird” dress by Issa, one of her favourite designers.



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