Dressing down for her trip up top! We’re used to seeing Duchess Kate in her impeccable day dresses and glamorous, sweeping gowns. But a source tells Us Weekly that for her tour in Canada, we’ll see a more casual side of the stylish royal, 34.
“A lot of clothes are being packed, but expect more casual looks than previous overseas visits,” the source reveals. “There are a few formal engagements on the trip. But as William and Kate want to spend time getting to know the locals, many of the engagements will have a more laid-back feel. So expect more J. Crew than McQueen!”
And don’t look for a lot of bling, either. “There will be no tiaras on this trip!” a second source close to the couple adds.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who’s a longtime fan of J. Crew, isn’t a stranger to the art of high-low dressing. While visiting the Eden Project in St. Austell, England, on Friday, September 2, she styled the Gap Bi-Stretch Skinny Ankle Pants in Ikat Blue ($60 on sale for similar styles, gap.com) with her trusty navy Smythe blazer.
Kate, Prince William, Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 16 months, will visit British Columbia and the Yukon from Saturday, September 24, to Saturday, October 1, for more than 30 special engagements. The family graciously thanked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the invitation in a September 12 statement from Kensington Palace, and plan to cover plenty of ground during their stay.
“This will be Their Royal Highness’s second official tour of Canada, having visited in 2011 shortly after their wedding,” the statement reads. “The tour will see them take in everything from the bustling global city of Vancouver – population 2.5 million — to the remote and beautiful Bella Bella, home to less than 2,000 people.”
The young royal family will also pay a visit to the Immigration Services Society of British Columbia, trek through the Great Bear Rainforest and swing by the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia.