Thursday, June 30, 2011

Glimpses of Will and Kate

I may sometimes complain about living in Ottawa, but today I was rejoicing! With the royal couple making a visit to the National War Memorial I made my way to downtown with my camera and royal tour itinerary in hand.  Luckily the crowd wasn't overwhelmingly large, so I managed to get close to a barrier and close the red carpet upon which the royal couple would be walking.  Unfortunately the parade of black security cars quickly parked in front of me, so I took only a few pictures.

The crowd awaiting Will and Kate. To the left you'll see the monument, to the right you'll see Chateau Laurier.  Fun fact: Chateau Laurier is part of the Fairmont chain of hotels placed along several Canadian railway stops.  One of the other Fairmont hotels is Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, which was designed by Emily Post's father, Bruce Price.

Mrs. Harper (wife of our Prime Minister) in the red jacket

The car of the royal couple.  Yes, they really are in there! I saw Kate wave!

Kate wearing a beautiful navy dress by Erdem Moralioglu and nude pumps and carrying a matching nude clutch. Of course she looked wonderfully put-together and quite in style given the numerous designers creating lace dresses with 3/4 length sleeves these days.

Horribly blurry, but a picture of Prince William and Prime Minister Harper

Want to achieve Kate's prim and proper look? Here are a few key pieces you'll need:

Tomorrow is Canada Day, and the royal couple will be out again! So keep your fingers crossed that I get a great view!



  1. So jealous you got a glimpse of Will & Kate!!!

  2. I'm jealous too! Hope you spot them tomorrow as well.

  3. So jealous! You had a great spot and took some great pictures! I like your recreation of her ensemble! :) xoxo

  4. OMG I'm dying over this post.. I can't believe you saw Kate in person! She is so beautiful and I love what she's wearing in these photos.. and look at her pretty hair! Ahhhh so so jealous :)

  5. I'm so happy you got to see them! It truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Happy Canada Day!! xoxo

  6. Oh my word how neat!!! I have been posting all of Kate's outfits and how to copy them. I am so jealous that you actually were able to see her!!


  7. I am so envious that you saw Will & Kate! I wish they had come to my city (I'm from Canada too)! Also, I am loving the lace dress with 3/4 sleeves trend.