Prince William and his new wife Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, raised spirits as they visited Ottawa to celebrate Canada Day on July 1.
Kate was immaculately styled as usual, this time pairing her fitted cream engagement dress from Reiss with a red hat by Sylvia Fletcher at Lock and Co and a red fan Anya Hindmarch clutch.
The couple made their arrival in an open carriage drawn by horses, not unlike the one used on their wedding day. They were seen standing for a few minutes to witness the opening ceremonies just before a 21-gun salute and a flyover by two Canadian Forces planes.
Prince William gave a speech, partially in French, to the delight of his audience. The blond prince remarked, "Catherine and I especially are so thrilled and excited by the prospect of the next eight days of being part of the Canadian family. It will be an adventure that we'll never forget."
Kate, 29, scored not only a fashion coup but a diplomatic one as well. The long waves were styled around her face to go with the formal dress. Makeup included smoky eyelids and neutral face colors which would not overshadow the rest of her outfit. The red and white colors of her ensemble were perfectly in tune with the colors of the Canadian flag. Not only that, but the leaves on her hat echoed the flag's symbol as did the diamond brooch she sported on her dress, a gift from the Queen.
William also did his country proud, wearing a navy dress suit with black shoes and powder blue shirt. His red tie echoed the hues of his wife's outfit.
Frankly, we can't think of two better ambassadors for Britain!