Kate Middleton wearing Catherine Walker in New Zealand
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