Kate goes hat crazy!

If you loved the fabulous black hat that Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, wore to the recent Trooping the colour celebrations, then next weeks tour of Canada is going to be a headwear treat for you.

Kate has apparently ordered 5 hats from famous milliners Lock & Co. These are from the Sylvia Fletcher Hat-a-Porter range, the same range that rather fabulous black hat came from.

The trooping the colour hat was called ´Lion Tamer´ and was also designed by Sylvia Fletcher. Her Hat-a-Porter range costs slightly less than the Lock & Co Couture range – showing signs that Kate is yet again being careful not to appear a spendthrift.

Lock&Co already have the royal seal of approval, making hats for Prince Charles amongst others.

A lovely new photograph has been released ahead of the Royal Tour of Canada and the United States. And is Kate wearing a new suit in it? Don’t be silly! Kate is getting a second wear out of the Amanda Wakeley navy suit she wore on her pre wedding tour of the UK. I think the message is plain and clear – you’ll see Kate’s outfits over and over again, they will have to earn their keep in that Royal wardrobe.

In other Kate fashion news, it seems the only time we will get to see Kate in another glamorous evening gown during the upcoming tour will be at the Bafta event during the American leg. A bit disappointing as the Jenny Packham dress was a real showstopper that wetted the appetite for more evening glamour!

Kate and Pippa attend friends wedding – check out the frocks!

Just hours after Kate had wowed the crowds wearing  an Alexander McQueen Ivory coatdress for trooping the colour, she was stepping out in yet another fabulous dress for the wedding of an old friend.

Abandoning the McQueen dress, but keeping the beautiful black Vivienne Sheriff picture hat that she had worn so effectively to Trooping the Colour, Kate stepped out in a chic black and white dotted fitted dress and LK Bennett heels for the wedding of Sam Waley-Cohen and Annabel Ballin.

Also attending was little sister Pippa, who was wearing a striking lime green silk coat to the event, with a flash of something monochrome underneath. SHe looked to be wearing the same shoes as Kate, both known to be huge fans of LK Bennett, who has no less than 6 shops on Chelsea´s Kings Road, including a fabulous clearance shop that is sure to be a favourite of thrifty Kate.

Kate continues to impress me with the way she moves effortlessly from event to event, always looking absolutely impeccable. I love this outfit, which is just perfect for a summer wedding.

Kate Middleton – the fashion parade continues.

Kate Middleton watches Prince William parade at Trooping the Colour – mirror.co.uk.

After the sensational appearance on Thursday night at the AMFAR event, in which Kate wowed everyone, including a certain Mr Tom Ford, in a stunning blush pink Amanda Wakeley dress, Kate has shown again today that she has the fashion credentials to become Britain´s hottest style star.

Today she watched proudly as Prince William took part in his first trooping the colour parade in a packed London. All eyes were on Britain´s newest Duchess, and again she didn´t put a foot wrong. Travelling in the carriage with the Duchess of Cornwall, Kate chose an elegant white coat, with a large black picture hat. No word on the designer yet, but as Kate is partial to a bit of Philip Treacy – that is definitely a good each way bet.