Kate Middleton's Glittering Diamond Maple Leaf Brooch and Red Gown Give a Nod to Canada
After a little rain got in the way of a day of roughing it in the Great Bear Rainforest in Bella Bella, British Columbia, on Monday, Kate Middleton and Prince William switched gears for a glittering evening of festivities.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge changed out of their boots and rain jackets for an elegant reception held in their honor in Victoria at the official Government House where the royal family is staying. Naturally, Middleton was a vision—this time in red satin and diamonds.
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For the occasion, the mom of two opted for a red Preen by Thornton Bregazzi gown, with a cinched waist and asymmetric neckline, that showed off her toned shoulders and arms. The elegant A-line skirt flared out slightly in pleats before ending at the duchess's ankles, serving as the perfect way to highlight a pair of bright red pointed-toe pumps. A matching clutch completed Middleton's all-red ensemble.
The 34-year-old swept her shiny brunette locks back into an elegant chignon for the reception and added some serious shine in the form of a pair of drop earrings and Queen Elizabeth's diamond maple leaf brooch that paid homage to her host country.
Kate and Wills head to Kelowna on Tuesday, where they are set to visit the University of British Columbia and participate in the Taste of British Columbia festival as part of their eight-day Canadian tour.