The Cost Of The Duchess’ Royal Tour Wardrobe

Looking good comes with a hefty price tag

Lately we have been loving The Duchess of Canridge’s style choices, she has been making bold statements and stepping out of her comfort zone like never before – and it’s been paying off.

During her recent tour of Canada, she made a series of stylish statements, stepping out in high-end designer looks from Alexander McQueen to Preen and Dolce & Gabbana. While also throwing in her usual high-street faves from the likes of Zara and H&M – and even a few of her old faithful looks from years gone by.

According to E! News, Kate’s entire wardrobe for the family’s 8-day trip through Canada cost upwards of $US80,000 (that’s approximately $AU104,000). That’s her most expensive Royal Tour to date – but we would defintely argue it was also her most stylish.

According to their breakdown, Day 1 alone cost a whopping $US22,305 thanks to a bespoke Jenny Packham dress, Sylvia Flether for Lock and Company hat, Gianvito Rossi suede pumps, G.Collins & Sons tanzanite earrings and KL Bennet clutch. Not to mention the brooch on load from the Queen, which is obviously priceless.

Take a look at all her Royal Tour looks below:

Day 1. 

Kate in a custom-made, blue Jenny Packham dress with matching headpiece and a silver Canadian Maple leaf pin to pay tribute to her hosts.

Day 2.

The Duchess made a bold statement when she stepped out in a red and white print dress by Alexander McQueen. Paying homage to her host country, the $6,800 red and white frock was quite the statement for the Duchess, with its graphic print and a pleated and layered hemline. Instead of her trusty nude heels, Kate instead opted to match the frock with a pair of red heels and a matching red Miu Miu clutch.

Day 3. 

The Duchess of Cambridge came prepared for the wet weather and looked unsurprisingly chic in a casual off-duty ensemble. Dressed in her staple skinny jeans, a stone coloured Holland & Holland jacket and her favourite pair of by Penelope Chilvers (which eagle eyed fans noticed she’s been a fan of for some 12 years), the Duchess looked practical and cozy while visiting the Great Bear Rainforest in Bella Bella on Monday.

Day 3.

Kate dazzled in a red cocktail dress by British designer Preen for a cocktail reception at Government House in the evening on Day 3. The dress featured an asymmetrical hemline, and midi-length skirt. She teamed the look with a chic up-do, the silver Maple Leaf brooch she wore when touching down in Canada (on loan from Her Majesty The Queen), as well as her new favourite red heels and Miui Miu clutch.

Day 4.

Kate went high fashion for a visit to Kelowna University in this Dolce & Gabbana number which retails for around $3600. The emerald green gown features button up detailing and a bow neckline as well as subtle flared hemline. The original dress featured a gold pocket-watch applique on the left-hand shoulder however the Duchess had her dress modified to remove this. Kate paired the look with nude accessories and her hair in the perfect princess wave.

Day 4. 

Later on Day 4 The Duchess rugged up in a green trench coat from Hobbs for a visit to Whitehorse Yukon where they were greeted by Canadian Rangers and junior rangers before being treated to a performance at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. While Kate looked gorgeous in green we couldn’t help but notice Kate’s hair and a rather surprising accessory which gave us major flashbacks to our childhood.

Day 5.

Kate ditched the designer duds  in favour of comfort for a visit to the Yukon Route railway, at Carcross, Canada. Kate wore a $1196 grey coatigan by Sentaler and earrings by jeweller Shelley Macdonald. Over her trusty blue skinny jeans she ditched her trusty Penelope Chilvers boots in afavour of a pair of cowboy boots.

Day 5.

Kate opted for another red number (her third of the trip) for a visit to the MacBride Museum of Yukon History before taking a stroll through downtown Whitehorse, where a street festival was underway. Kate’s striking ensemble was by Carolina Herrera, and she paired the look with her Miu Miu clutch, a pair of burgundy heels, and her hair in a chic up-do.

Day 6.

Kate wore a See by Chloé dress, a pair of pre-loved Monsoon wedges, an Acne Studios belt and Kiki McDonough Lauren leaf earrings for a royal playdate with the kids at Government House.

Day 7.

For a visit to Haida Gwaii, Kate donned a pair of Zara skinny jeans, a green Smythe blazer over a John Lewis’ Somerset by Temperley Spot Pretty blouse and brought the cowboy boots out for another spin.

Day 7. 

Late that day Kate changed into a sensible pair of Superga white sneakers and a warm Troy jacket for a visit to Victoria’s Inner Harbour. 

Day 8.

For the final day of the tour Kate donned her favourtie high-street brands in a Zara blazer and jeans, an H&M top and a pair of J Crew Avery mid-heels.

Day 8.

For the final farewell, with her adorable daughter Princess Charlotte in tow, Kate bid Canada adieu wearing a cream Catherine Walker coat and LK Bennet heels.

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