Four Engagements and Three Outfit Changes for Kate on Day Six

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Day 7 began as the royal couple disembarked their RNZAF jet in Dunedin. They were greeted with a traditional Maori welcome from the Ngai Tahu tribe, who are the main tribe on the South Island.

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Elders from the tribe conducted a welcome – or Powhiri – which involved chanting at the couple from some distance before inviting them forward.

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Then the Duke and Duchess rubbed noses with their hosts in a traditional Maori welcome known as a hongi.

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After leaving the airport, William and Kate attended a Palm Sunday church service at Cathedral of St Paul .  The service lasted 75-minutes, and upon it’s conclusion the Duke and Duchess walked down the cathedral steps to cheers and crossed the road to chat to some of the well-wishers.

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The Duchess of Cambridge brightened up the day in a long-sleeved, turquoise Emilia Wickstead  dress. It featured a cinched waist, pleated skirt and fell just above the knee. Emilia Wickstead is a New Zealand born, London based designer and a long-time favorite of Kate.

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The dress may look familiar as it looks a lot like the pale pink Emilia Wickstead that Kate wore to the Buckingham Palace garden party (May 2012).

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Completing her outfit, Kate wore a Bespoke blue hat by milliner Jane Taylor, suede Valerie Carbon court shoes by Emmy London (£400), a Natasha Carbon envelope clutch in kid suede also by Emmy London (£290), the diamond fern brooch on loan from the Queen and her Kiki McDonough green amethyst and earrings.

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Next, it was off to Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would each be coaching a children’s ‘Rippa Rugby’ team accompanied by members of the All Blacks.

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Rippa rugby is a non-contact form of the sport designed for primary school children with players ripping a flag from the belt of an opponent instead of tackling them.

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William’s team, ‘Clutha,’ beat Kate’s ‘Pirates’ 30-20.

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The Duchess changed out of her Emilia Wickstead dress into an oval knit sweater by Jonathan Saunders ($359 and sold out), blue skinny jeans and her taupe suede plimsolls by Mint Velvet.

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After the rugby match, William & Kate hopped a plane to Queenstown. Their first engagement was a visit to Amisfield Winery where they toured the vineyards and even tasted some of their wines.

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The Duchess of Cambridge changed a third time and wore her navy double breasted blazer with gold buttons by Zara, fitted blue and white gingham ‘boyfriend’ shirt from Gap ($49.95), navy skinny jeans and her trusty blue suede ‘Corkswoon’ wedges by Stuart Weitzman.

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After the winery, it was off to the Shotover River, one of New Zealand’s premier tourist attractions.

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After changing into waterproof jackets and donning lifejackets, the couple made their way down a ramp into one of the 15-seater boats. They waved for souvenir photographs and greeted hundreds of tourists and locals who had gathered downstream to see them.

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When they returned 20 minutes later, the couple were wet but clearly exhilarated.

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