Kate & William boarded a private plane at London’s Heathrow airport on Thursday. Their desination: Ottawa, Ontario, the capital of Canada, where the newlywed royals will kick off their 11-day tour of North America.
The Duchess’s elegant outfit for the flight featured Canadian and French labels in a move apparently intended to please her hosts, including those in the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec.
Kate wore a navy blue knee-length Manon dress by French designer Roland Mouret with a matching navy blazer with gold buttons by Toronto-based Smythe les Vestes
The stiletto heels on her navy Manolo Blahnik ‘Calogera’ court shoes caused her no problems as she climbed the stairs on to the aircraft alongside the Duke. In her hand, she held a £850 Mulberry Polly Push–lock handbag.
Kate kept her hair loose in simple waves.
Here is a close up look at the Roland Mouret dress ($935 on sale). It was available at Selfridges but looks like it’s currently sold out.
‘A crepe wool a-line dress by Roland Mouret. Sleeveless. Gathered shoulders lead into a cowl neck. The cowl neck has two black ribbons that tie across the shoulders. The tabard style front is sewn a little in from the left edge to create a draped effect. Seams running diagonally across the front allow the material to fold. Longer at the back than the front. The back of the dress drapes at the neckline. Exposed hemmed seams all over. Unlined. Generous fit. Hemline finishes at the knee.’