Royal Canadian tour 2011: Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton brings back memories of 1983 Royal tour


Royal Canadian tour 2011: Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton brings back memories of 1983 Royal tour

Taking a maple leaf out of Diana”s book: Duchess of Cambridge Canada Day red hat brings back memories of 1983 Royal tour

1:05 PM on 2nd July 2011

Similar: Kate and Princess Diana wore the same colours while on their official visits to Canada Similar: Kate and Princess Diana wore the same colours while on their official visits to Canada

Similar: The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Diana wore similar hats while on their official visits to Canada

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Official portrait photograph of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton

Royal recycler: The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in Ottawa today (left) in the same white Reiss dress that she wore for her official engagement portrait in November (right)

Duchess of Cambridge Duchess of Cambridge Duchess of Cambridge

Flying the flag: Catherine marked Canada Day with red accessories that included a hat by Lock & Co”s Sylvia Fletcher, an Anya Hindmarch Fan clutch and pointed court shoes

The Royal couple took part in the city

Royal wave: The couple took part in the city”s official Canada Day celebrations, which attracted more than half a million people – despite the searing 90F heat

Prince William and his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrive on Parliament Hill during Canada Day celebrations on the second day of their nine-day tour of Canada on July

Atten-shun! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watch a ceremonial display by soldiers on Parliament Hill

Something borrowed: Catherine had been loaned a diamond maple brooch from the Queen, who wore the same piece for the Canada Day celebrations in London last year Something borrowed: Catherine had been loaned a diamond maple brooch from the Queen, who wore the same piece for the Canada Day celebrations in London last year

Something borrowed: Catherine had been loaned a diamond maple brooch from the Queen, who wore the same piece for the Canada Day celebrations in London last year

The Queen Applique birds and flowers were replaced with crystals for last night

Family values: The Duchess also paid tribute to the Queen by recycling a favourite white dress. The Monarch did the same last year, giving a gown she wore in November 2009 (left) a Canadian twist in July 2010 (right)

All change: The Duchess of Cambridge in a Smythe blazer The couple Duchess of Cambridge

Fashion hat-trick: Catherine boarded the plane to Canada in Roland Mouret (left), but changed mid-flight into a lace design by Erdem (centre). Later she changed into a bird-print dress from Issa