Price William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate arrive in New Zealand on Monday amid damp and windy weather to start the three week Royal visit. Kate looked elegant and regal in a red ensemble complete with a pill box hat. The red coat with gold buttons is designed by British designer Catherine Walker, who was a firm favorite of Diana, Princess of Wales. But it was the little Prince George who stole hearts of public, looking adorable in a cream cardigan and matching shoes. It is his first official visit and second public appearance after the Christening. He will be taken to a few specific engagements throughout the trip, but William and Kate will base their young son in three different ‘hubs' -Wellington, Sydney and Canberra. The arrangement means his doting parents will be able to travel back to see George almost every night – bar a stop-over in Queenstown, New Zealand, and another at Ayers Rock in Australia. Helping oversee the care of Prince George will be his newly-appointed nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, who stayed in the background as the royals received their official welcome to New Zealand
The royals flew on a scheduled Qantas flight from Heathrow Airport, via Dubai, to Sydney where they transferred to a military plane. After disembarking in Wellington, the Duke and Duchess enjoyed a traditional ceremonial welcome at Government House where they were met by traditional Maori warriors as well as a local dignitary, who rubbed noses with William and Kate as they stood on the soggy lawn outside the stately home.
Their engagements in New Zealand will see them take in a yacht race and visit a Maori tribe, a rugby stadium and a vineyard. In Australia, their destinations include Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Queensland, Adelaide and Canberra.