And she's off! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge set off for Canada today for their North American tour. It marks the newlyweds' first official trip together and will be Kate Middleton's first ever visit to the US. She looked conservative yet chic as can be as she boarded the Royal Canadian Air Force plane at Heathrow today in all navy--a slim navy sheath, navy blazer, navy leather bag and navy stilettos.
Taking a tip from Mrs. O, who often makes a point to wear designers from the countries she visits or is hosting (except for that sticky situation when she wore McQueen to the China State Dinner), Kate Middleton decided to wear a blazer from six-year-old Canadian label Smythe Les Vestes for her trip to Canada (Smythe confirmed it was theirs via Twitter). The blazer was on sale at Net-a-Porter for $281 (originally it was $595) but, you guessed it, it has already sold out. It's still available at Bergdorf's and Neiman's.
Kate Middleton often wears items from the high street that retail at fairly low price points but this ensemble is a bit more high end. She's toting Mulberry's Polly Push Lock bag in midnight shiny grain which retails for $1,300 ($1,450 with tax), and we just received confirmation that she's also wearing a Roland Mouret sheath (a style game changer for fellow royal Princess Beatrice). According to Canada's National Post she's finished off her look with Manolos. Nicely done.