Today, the Cambridge’s flew to Brisbane on day four of their Australian tour.
After disembarking their Royal Australian Air Force 737, the Duke and Duchess were welcomed to Queensland by an honor guard at the Amberley Air Force base. The couple inspected the honor guard before meeting Premier Campbell Newman, Defence Minister David Johnston and Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale.
The pair were then shown an RAAF F/A-18 Super Hornet, and tried the base flight simulator.
They also planted a tree in the base memorial garden in a tribute to the fallen, and met veterans and families of service personnel killed in recent conflicts.
After the tree planting, the couple were treated to a fly past by four Super Hornets.
William and Kate then headed to their second engagement of the day. They headed to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre where they attended a reception hosted by the Governor and Premier of Queensland.
Next they went on a walkabout among thousands of cheering fans on the South Bank of the Brisbane River. The couple spent 20 minutes shaking hands and accepting presents from many in a 10,000-strong crowd.
The Duchess of Cambridge sported a form-fitting, white with blue petal detail around the waist by high-street designer L.K. Bennett. The ‘Lasa Poppy Print Dress’ (£245 and now sold out) features elbow-length sleeves and a small split in the back. Her choice of dress is a nod to the importance of the poppy, as a symbol of remembrance in the military community.
Completing her ensemble, Kate wore her bespoke blue, suede Alexander McQueen heels, a new clutch by Australian designer Oroton, her sapphire and diamond drop earrings, her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch and her Mappin and Webb necklace.
She pulled her hair into a chic half-up half-down ‘do, secured with a lock of her own hair.
Kate carried an indigo Odeion clutch by Oroton. It retailed for $AUD 245 but went on sale, before selling out for $AUD 120.