Kate looked absolutely stunning on July 1 as she and her new hubby traveled in a State Landau carriage — the same type that escorted them from Westminster Abbey on their wedding day!
Go Canada! Not only is it Canada Day but the beautiful country was able to get Prince William and Kate Middleton into a State Landau carriage — basically recreating their wedding day. It’s the first time they’ve been in one since! Now, it’s not the exact 1902 fairytale carriage that the royal couple took on April 29 — but it’s close enough!
The carriage seen in the photo above was reportedly donated by its previous owner, Governor General of Canada, Earl Grey — yes, like the tea. The carriage William and Kate took on their wedding day was the same one that Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana took on their June 29, 1981 wedding. Maybe they did this to also keep her memory alive? Canada Day falls on what would have been Princess Diana’s 50th birthday.
Kate opted to wear the white $310 Reiss Nannette dress that she wore in her much talked about engagement photos taken by Mario Testino.
The celebration will continue this afternoon and through the evening with a 21-gun salute, a fly past by the Canadian Forces and little Maria Aragon, 11, singing the national anthem.
We just love this humble and refreshing couple, don’t you?
— Chloe Melas
Check out an excerpt from Prince William’s speech on Canada Day:
“I’m excited to be able to share this with Catherine. To be here on Canada Day — a day of unity, a day of coming together as families, and as a nation — is even more special for us. The Queen has taken a great interest in the themes and program of our tour, and looks forward to following our progress as it unfolds. Our Armed Forces have always led the world in rallying to the defence of freedom. From Vimy Ridge and Juno Beach, through Korea and the Balkans to Kandahar province, the sacrifice of Canadians has been universally revered and respected.”