Kate Middleton has kicked off the first leg of her royal tour of New Zealand in striking regal style. The Duchess of Cambridge landed Down Under wearing a red Catherine Walker jacket with military-style buttons, and matching pillar box hat by Gina Foster.
The Duchess accessorised her outfit with a diamond and platinum fern brooch – the national emblem of New Zealand – that belongs to the Queen, and was presented to her in Aukland during a royal tour of the country in 1952.
Kate was battling with gusts of wind as she descended the airplane's steps carrying eight-month-old Prince George, who looked cute in a white knit and shorts.
The family were then whisked away to a reception at Government House, where they were greeted with a traditional Maori welcome ceremony.
On a stop off in Sydney, before their journey to New Zealand, Kate wore a grey MaxMara wrap dress that she first wore to an engagement in 2013.
Meanwhile, William accessorised his smary suit with a cuddly kangaroo bag, a gift to Prince George from the Australian Koala Foundation, which has already reportedly sold out online. Looks like the Prince George effect is in full swing…
By Olivia Marks