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Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Where to buy Kate’s blue blazer, plus Canada updates


Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, depart from an airport in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Wednesday, during their nine-day tour of Canada. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Possibly the only photos more endearing than Duchess Kate receiving flowers from smiling children may be of her re-wearing our favorite wardrobe staples.

While departing the Northwest Territory Wednesday for Slave Lake, Alberta, Kate re-wore the Smythe les Vestes navy blazer she sported on day one of the journey. This time the duchess downplayed the look, trading the Mouret shift for a white billowy blouse, skinny jeans and black espadrille sling backs.

Although Smythe les Vestes is carried in some accessible stores such as Nordstrom and Bergdorf Goodman, the likelihood of the blazer staying on shelves is low – the dress she wore to Wimbledon sold out in hours. However, there are many similar – and cheaper – versions of the classic jacket available.


The Duchess of Cambridge talks with six-year-old Riley Oldford, left, before departing Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada for Slave Lake, Alberta, on Wednesday. (Nathan Denette - AP)

Yoox.com has a comparable midrise, one button blazer on sale for $95. Zara, which Kate has been known to frequent, likewise has a twill blazer on sale for $49.99.

 

The Duke and Duchess left the northern part of the country Wednesday but not before enjoying a few more of the region’s most recognized past-times. Will joined a game of street hockey in the Somba K’e Civic Plaza, making a few shots but looking constricted in a navy suit amid a sea of white and red jerseys.


Prince William, and his wife, Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, take a canoe ride with elder Francois Paulette, left, at Lake Blatchford Lake, Northwest Territories. (Nathan Denette - AP)

The couple also went on a solo canoe trip to what locals refer to as ‘honeymoon island,’ a tiny strip of land on Blachford Lake. The Sun reports the royal couple spent three hours alone on the island enjoying a picnic and the sunset.

By Cara Kelly  |  05:13 PM ET, 07/06/2011

 
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