Why You Won't See Princess Kate in a Tiara in Canada (and What She'll Wear Instead!)
What will the fashionable mom be packing in her monogrammed luggage?
And all eyes will be on Kate’s travel style. So, what will the fashionable mom be packing in her monogrammed luggage this time?
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Kate, who has mastered the art of diplomatic dressing over the years, will no doubt pay homage to the Canadian fashion industry by showcasing at least a few homegrown labels during the royal family’s eight-day tour. Kate is a big fan of London-based, Canadian-born designer Erdem Moralioglu. She also often wears another Canadian brand, Smythe, the designer behind one of her favorite blazers.
“I would love to see Kate in something by Lucian Matis – his elegant styles would be terrific on her,” Susan Kelley of the popular fashion blog WhatKateWore tells PEOPLE, adding, “Another brand that would work well would be outerwear brand Mackage or maybe Pink Tartan, which has a preppy look.”
Other contenders include New-York based, Canadian born Jason Wu, whose creations have been worn by First Lady Michelle Obama or Greta Constantine, a Canadian designer-duo whose fans include Angelina Jolie and Victoria Beckham.
Although it’s worth noting that this tour – with its outdoorsy, mostly daytime-focused itinerary – will be noticeably less glam then previous tours. “There won’t be as much ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ over pretty party frocks, but everyone will still enjoy seeing what Kate wears all the same,” says Kelley.
Whether or not the royal mom recycles any of her outfits from her tour of Canada in 2011 remains to be seen, but no doubt she will follow in Queen Elizabeth‘s sartorial footsteps and wear the national color of Canada, at least once.
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“I’m sure we will see her wearing red at some point and in true ‘Duchess of Cambridge style,’ she will look elegant, stylish and absolutely always appropriate,” Kate’s go-to jeweler Annoushka Ducas tells PEOPLE.
As far as jewelry is concerned, there are no tiara moments expected, but Kate is sure to mix and match her favorite pieces – like her pearl drop earrings from Annoushka or her citrine pear drop earrings from Kiki McDonough – with some heritage pieces from the royal vaults. An obvious choice would be the Queen’s diamond encrusted maple leaf brooch, which Kate wore three times on her first tour of Canada. Or she may choose a different heritage brooch, a corsage of six maple leaves in pink and green that’s dipped in diamonds and once belonged to Queen Mary.
One thing we can be sure of – no matter what they pack in their miniature suitcases, Princess Charlotte and Prince George will almost certainly steal the show.
“Between the two of them, we’ll see the cute-o-meter peaking in the red zone, for sure!” says Kelley.