William, Kate trade western wear for formal attire to wrap up Canadian visit

TORONTO – After fully embracing Stampede style, Prince William and Kate swapped their white cowboy hats and western wear for more formal attire as the couple’s Canadian tour drew to a close.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge launched the Calgary Stampede parade on Friday beaming from under the brims of their white cowboy hats.


Kate wore a white long-sleeved “Rodeo” cotton- and silk-blend blouse by Temperley London paired with jeans. The look was quite similar to what Kate wore the previous evening when she pulled on jeans and a printed, white long-sleeved blouse by the same designer.

William appeared to be wearing the exact same outfit as he did Thursday, when he and his wife watched a demonstration of Stampede rodeo events.

He wore a green and navy plaid print buttoned-down shirt with the sleeves rolled up and jeans, and donned it again to watch the Stampede parade on Friday morning.

They both appeared to have completed their western outfits with cowboy boots.

But for their tour of the Calgary Zoo and the remaining stops on their Canadian visit, William had reverted to his familiar navy suit and tie.

Kate gave one last patriotic style nod to Canada as she again opted to wear the Queen’s Maple Leaf Brooch. She was first seen wearing the glittering diamond brooch for Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa.

The Queen, as Princess Elizabeth, wore the brooch on her first visit to Canada in 1951 and again on Canada Day last year.

For her final Canadian appearances, Kate wore the symbolic jewelry piece pinned to a bold red satin and wool coat-dress from Catherine Walker.

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