The Hidden Meaning Behind Kate Middleton’s Canada Day Outfit

Kate Middleton and Prince William may be jumping back into public engagements, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of their time on Zoom. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge just took a virtual trip across the pond to celebrate Canada Day. 

To mark the national holiday, the royal couple spoke with staff at the Fraser Health's Surrey Memorial Hospital in British Columbia to thank them for their continued hard work. During the chat, the duke and duchess learned about their experiences fighting against COVID-19 and the impact it has had on workers, patients and their families.

“Catherine and I are proud of all of you and of everyone on the frontline who has led the way very stoically and very bravely, and put patient care right at the top of the list," William said in part of the clip. "You've done a fantastic job.” 

And while many were quick to point out the duke’s reference to his wife as “Catherine,” we couldn’t help but notice that Middleton paid subtle tribute to the country of Canada by wearing the colors of the nation's flag. The mother of three looked stunning in a red and white tweed dress (multiple outlets reported it could be an Alexander McQueen design that is unfortunately sold out). 

The holiday actually holds a special meaning for William and Kate. They celebrated it in Canada back in 2011 during their first tour overseas as a married couple. And who can forget that gorgeous white Reiss Nanette dress (the same one she wore for her engagement photos)? 

When it comes to her ensembles, Kate is always on-theme