Kate Channels Jackie O Upon her Arrival in Wellington

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William, Kate and Prince George have landed in Wellington, New Zealand and have officially begun their royal tour.

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They were greeted on the tarmac by Prime Minister John Key, Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade-Brown and aide-de-camp to the Governor-General of New Zealand Commander Richard Walker. Then, the family made their way via motorcade around Wellington Harbor’s bays to Government House.

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At Government House, the Duke and Duchess were given a ceremonial Maori welcome which included rubbing noses with a local dignitary and a traditional ancestral war cry dance.

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The Royals have no further official duties until Wednesday afternoon.

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The duchess stepped off the Royal New Zealand Air Force plane in a bright red, double-breasted coat with military-style silver buttons from London-based couture house Catherine Walker.

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It is, aptly called the ‘Russian Greatcoat,’ and is described as a sharply tailored military style greatcoat with high collar, full skirt and gleaming buttons (thanks to ‘My Small Obsessions on FB for the additional info).

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Kate had a minor Marilyn moment while coming down the plane’s stairs. The coat’s voluminous skirt caught a gust of wind and revealed her fabulously toned legs.

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The designer was favored by the late Princess Diana who wore more than 1000 outfits by Catherine Walker, and was even buried in one of her black dresses.

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The Duchess matched her hat to her coat and wore a red pillbox ‘Seaford’ Gina Foster hat (£450).

Additional details on the Seaford hat
Velour fur felt Jackie-O pillbox with felt flower trim. 
Secured with a comb and an elastic that sits under your hair.
Seaford is made to order – it will be ready to ship in 10 to 15 days.
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Kiki McDonough

Kate completed her look with a bespoke pair of black pumps by UK label Emmy, a Natasha Carbon black envelope clutch in kid suede also by Emmy London (£290), Kiki McDonough Grace earrings and a silver diamond and platinum fern brooch, borrowed from the Queen’s personal jewelry collection.


The monarch was given the bejeweled version of New Zealand’s recognized national symbol on Christmas Day 1953 during her landmark six month world tour.

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A committee of women’s organizations in Auckland raised money in order to gift the Queen with the standout jewel and it has been worn by the monarch for New Zealand-related functions ever since.

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Prince George didn’t seem to get the memo about Wellington’s weather – he was wearing summery white shorts, a cream cardigan over a white shirt and a pair of ivory leather pre-walker shoes by Early Days (£27).

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