Friday, July 08, 2011

Day Five - William & Catherine's Royal Tour - Prince Edward Island

On the fifth day of their royal tour, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Canada's smallest province, Prince Edward Island. The island is named after Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, father of Queen Victoria. Catherine wore a sleeveless crepe dress by Joseph, with a peach/light salmon colored jacket reportedly from Chanel.

Out of the entire visit, this 24 hour stop proved to be the most exciting. The couple met the obligatory dignitaries in the morning at Province House, the Legislator of Prince Edward Island. Catherine, appeared to be channeling Liesel von Trapp in her Sarah Burton/Alexander McQueen outfit.The cream-colored cable-knit sweater dress had a drop waist with blue stripes around the hem, waistline and wrists. The dress featured an tied collar, handing in a sailor's knot around her neck, the nautical theme was appropriate for the couple's activities later on in the day.

At noon Prince William had a chance to display his helicopter piloting skills by participating in a training session for the 'waterbird' emergency landing procedure, which is only done in PEI. He was shown various techniques, including water taxiing and landing, taking off with one engine powered down before testing them himself in a Sea King helicopter at Dalvay-by-the-sea. On land, Catherine with her hair pulled back in a ponytail, wore casual clothes, dark skinny jeans, a navy belted trench coat with a bright red scarf and beige and white deck shoes. She proudly watched her husband, while taking photos to post on Facebook.

After Prince William's helicopter exercise, it was Catherine's turn to demonstrate her skills in a dragon boat race against William. Back in 2007, Kate had been part of The Sisterhood, an all-female dragon boat racing team. Her team lost by a third of a length to Prince William's all-male opposing team. On land the competitive, good-natured couple showed they were good sports by hugging. Thereby treating onlookers to a rare royal public display of affection.

In the evening the couple departed for the North West Territories

Sources: Sun News, The Globe and Mail, Mail Online

© Marilyn Braun 2011

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