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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Catherine the Great Takes on Canada

I was glued to the telly all yesterday morning watching the nuptials of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene. For those who have emailed me, yes, I have already begun compiling images and scouring the internet for information. The post will be ready in standard DTA style (full of details) in time for R.W.W. (Royal Wedding Wednesday).

In other Royal news, who else is in love with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge? The couple is currently on a whirlwind 11 day tour of Canada.

This shot is for my Canadian friends. The maple leaf enhanced hat was created by Sylvia Fletcher for Lock and Co.

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, arrives for a citizenship ceremony in Gatineau

The Duchess seems to be following in the footsteps of Prince William’s Mother, Princess Diana, with her true warmth. I think for several years the Duchess kept it low key and we are really only beginning to see the true personality that captured the heart of a Prince. Another reason to love her? The white Reiss dress was worn in her official engagement portrait. It indeed deserves a repeat performance. The maple leaf pin was on loan from the Queen. It originally belonged to the Queen Mother.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chat during a citizenship ceremony: Kate's brooch was borrowed from the Queen

The Duchess accepted a sweet bouquet in a lovely Erdem lace dress and a pair of her favorite LK Bennet pumps. I want this dress SO bad I can taste it!

While this sheath dress was quite smart looking, I much prefer the wee lass in blue. Her expression is priceless and I love her attempt at a curtsy.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the Duke and Duchess.



Carol said...

I recorded every possible show by DVR on the day of the Royal Wedding because I couldn't just sit and watch all day with the other responsibilities I have.

I think they make a wonderful couple and the Duchess is breathtakingly beautiful.

I enjoyed your post.

martinealison said...

Un très beau couple... Diana aurait été sûrement très émue..
Gros bisous.

Kristina said...

The duchess is just so so SO beautiful! And I want the same dress you want! WOW, that's a gorgeous dress!

Charlene said...

OH I KNEW YOU WOULD BE ALL OVER THE ROYAL WEDDING!!! I didn't get to see it so am waiting with baited breath as I KNOW YOU will do a smashing job posting about it. I NEVER MISS YOUR POSTS! In fact I have told MANY of my friends about you & sent them to your site.

As for William & Catherine... I ADORE THEM!!!! I was such a HUGE Diana fan & it makes me warm & fuzzy to know her baby boy has truly found the Queen! As for me, I think Elizabeth should step down within the next 2 years & hand it over to William. I don't think Charles should ever be allowed to rule as he should follow that same rules as the Duke & Wallis Simpson were made to follow... He married his divorced woman so he gets to pass the thrown to someone who knows how to behave in a royal fashion. ONE LOOK & WILLIAM & CATHERINE SHOWS THEY KNOW HOW TO BEHAVE IN ROYAL STYLE! Thanks for your continued wonder! Have a safe & happy 4th. HUGS!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I just love everything about Kate and William. I am praying that their love is real and can survive...she is definately winning hearts just like Di!

Auntie Em said...

Great pics! Thanks for the Canuck nod. That hat was a cute way to celebrate Canada Day. Sadly it probably cost more for the one hat than all the clothes in my closet (...even the ones on the floor!) Hahaha!
Hope you have a great holiday tomorrow and the weather cooperates so everyone can enjoy their picnics and BBQs with family and friends!
Happy Independence day everyone! :)

Karena said...

I hope that posted!

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Karena said...

I adore the way Wills looks at Kate. She is always as classic and poised as can be!

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh I just love love love them!! They are sooooooooooooo BEAUTIFUL together! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Stitchfork said...

Stunning looking couple, but love the little girl curtsying in the last photo - priceless!
xo Cathy

Mimi said...

Canadian tour, Royal Monaco Wedding
oh my!!!!

AshTreeCottage said...

Kate is just the breath of fresh air Britain needs and is certainly the newest fashionista for the rest of us. She is lovely and her style is flawless. They do look happy don't they? Have a happy 4th!!

Susan and Bentley

Hines-Sight said...

Love your post today. I did a post on Friday as well, but I was a little more critical of Prince Albert. Despite that, I still watched videos and saw photos.

PS. I love how you redecorate your banner for the times of year.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I think we are definitely looking at the the new royals! I love them!

~*~Patty S said...

Hello I popped over from Shane's come highly recommended and I can see why.

Your blog is lovely and I too am smitten with the new royal lovebirds (William and Kate that is)...they seem so genuine...happy and in Love!

Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i think they make a sweet and charming couple. I'm smitten with them both! Diana would be so proud!

Lorrie said...

We've been away camping, but you can be sure I've been catching up on the royal news since our return. Kate and William are being very well received by Canadians - I just wish they were coming out my way!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

I just can't get over how flawless her taste is. It is perfection!!!!

Joyce's Journey said...

I love everything about them! They seem so in love and it is such fun watching them and seeing what Kate is wearing. She always looks great and I love that she wears outfits more than once. She is just what was needed!

Fay said...

Hello laura hope that your day is a happy one
The Cambridges are certainly enjoying all of theirs cant wait to see the Dragon boat today
I was so sad to see the monaco wedding and todays further revelations

Good to enjoy it all ahg=agin in your posts fay xxx

Mom in High Heels said...

Kate looks stunning, as always! I too was glued to the TV watching the royal wedding. I did a post on my blog the same day.

laxsupermom said...

I think the duchess is just gorgeous, and her smile always seems genuine and warm. The gracious way that she handled the media storm pre-wedding leads me to believe that she will not set a foot wrong in her new role. Love that lace dress, too! Thanks for sharing. said...


What's not to love -- they are beautiful, elegant and approachable.

She was born to be a princess.

Your Friend,

Jenn A said...

I am Canadian, and I've been watching every move they make! My parents were in Ottawa and got to see them!! They are a beautiful couple who are conducting themselves in a very professional, yet fun manor! I love all the casual activities they have been participating in. It shows they are very down to earth and easy going. They are just a lovely couple!

Liz said...

She is a stunner! :)


P.S. Hope you are having a wonderful 4th! :)