In honour of Canada’s 144th Birthday, what better way to amp up the celebrations across the country but by hosting the world’s most famous Royals and darling newlyweds. On July 1, the Parliament Hill was the venue for hundreds of thousands of adoring fans of the Monarch and the press from all over the world. Twenty York Street is very fortunate to be located steps away from the Parliament Hill and therefore, privy to all this excitement and magic!
Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are on the Royal Tour of Canada from June 30th to July 8th, 2011.
With her always impeccable hair and warm welcoming smile, all eyes are on Katherine from the moment the royal newlyweds left London’s Heathrow Airport Thursday morning to the minute they arrived in Ottawa. On Day Two of the Canadian Royal Visit, Kate Middleton paid tribute to Canada by wearing a maple leaf brooch and donning red in all her accessories, from her fascinator to her purse and down to her choice of shoes.
Red fascinator from Sylvia Fletcher at Lock and Co.
Red straw fan clutch with tassel from Anya Hindmarch.
Red square cut court shoes from Albini.
The Canadian snowbirds soaring above the Peace Tower of Canada.
The young and talented Filipino-Canadian singer, Maria Aragon, opening up the ceremony with the national anthem: Oh Canada!
The magical and graceful performance at the Opening Ceremony.
Masters of Ceremony of the Noon Show:
Olympians Alexandre Despatie and Jennifer Heil.
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, delivered a wonderful speech (in both English and some adorable French) to a thunderous applause by the crowd.
All these gorgeous photos courtesy of my friend Arne, Ottawa’s Photographer to the Stars.
Shooting the Who’s Who of Hollywood, Politics and Music, Arne is always privileged to get up close and personal to these celebrities.
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Worn by the Queen on her first official tour of Canada in 1951, Katherine added a stunning maple leaf broach from the Queen’s personal collection.