Last night, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were guests of honor at a lavish State Reception at Government House in Wellington.
The reception was hosted by Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae, who is the Queen’s representative in New Zealand
The royal couple attended a dinner and then William addressed the attendees with a short speech before unveiling a portrait of his grandmother by a New Zealand artist.
In September 2012 the New Zealand Portrait Gallery commissioned a portrait of the Queen for their permanent collection to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee.
The Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to her hosts tonight in a dazzling black, crepe dress, embroidered with silver crystal ferns, the national emblem of New Zealand.
The Queen has long employed the trick of incorporating an item of national importance in her outfits when on foreign tours – and it seems Kate has taken a leaf out of her book.
Completing her outfit, Kate wore her black, suede Jimmy Choo Cosmic heels, her diamond bracelet, matching diamond earrings, and held a small black clutch.