Kate dazzles as her and William crew yachts and show their competitive sporty side..
It is no secret Kate and William have a competitive streak and this was displayed to an eager media as they threw down the gauntlet and competed against each other in a yacht race.
Looking as sophisticated as per usual, Kate dazzled in the Auckland Harbour in a blue and white Me+Em striped top. Within minutes of the Royal couple appearing, the top sold out on the website. That tells us everything about Kate’s influence on the world of fashion and how admired she is for her pin-sharp dress sense.
With her luscious loose, Kate took out a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses to shield her eyes from the sun as she and William set to some fun on the water and to show the world their crewing skills. You just cannot keep a good woman down. Kate sailed to not just one, but two victories over her husband. Kate changed her shows before beginning the water to victory. Initially wearing heeled wedges, she changed to Sebago Balas deck shoes as she went head-to-head with her husband. Her heeled wedges are from designer Stuart Weitzman and combined with skinny jeans and a navy blazer, Kate had the look down to a fine art. High Street giant, Zara was where the navy blue military-style blazer came from. That-a-girl, always in touch with the High Street, Kate never ceases to love affordable clothing that we can all aspire to.
Of course, Prince George remained with his Spanish nanny on Day five of the Royal Tour. Earlier in the day, Kate and William visited with military personnel and their families. William joked with his audience how they are regularly offered babies as a playmate for Prince George. Kate spent time speaking with other mothers about the travails of parenting not to mention the joys.
The day was packed with fun and very casual after official functions with New Zealand’s officials. It was relaxing for both as they enjoyed the wind on their faces blended with the kindness they continually display as a couple. Ruling the waves, Kate and Wills display the natural affinity they have with each as a couple and William graciously accepts his wife is an excellent crewwoman.
Now nick-named as dress down day of Tour 2014, Day five proved to be a roaring success for all who were present. Me+Em had a great day for sales too. With a huge success of sales of the top worn by Kate, Me+Em are one to watch.
New Zealand soon say goodbye to the world’s favourite Royal Couple with two future Kings of England visiting them at the same time. The first in over 30-years since William visited as a baby with his late mother, Princess Diana and his father, Prince Charles. The visit has been a huge honour for New Zealand and by all accounts, one they have thoroughly enjoyed.
Prince William and Kate Middleton took a flight from Wellington to Auckland this morning. The sun finally came out as Prince William and Kate touched down at the Whenuapai Air Base in Auckland. The Day 5 of the Royal Tour began with a visit to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) base at Whenupai. RNZAF is the largest air force base in New Zealand. RNZAF is a home to more than thousand serving airmen and women. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met 200 Air Force personnel and their families.
It was an informal occasion, which gave Their Royal Highnesses the opportunity to thank personnel and their families for their services. Flight Lieutenant Andrew Fisher said the duchess was interested in hearing about the three weeks he had spent with an RNZAF Orion searching for the wreckage of MH370.”She was interested in how we found it. It was intense flying, we flew around 110 hours in three weeks,” he said. The Duke asked a little girl how she broke her arm.
The Duchess was sported in the navy blue blazer by Zara underneath she wore a Breton Top which features a scoop neckline, ¾ sleeves and ruche detailing to the bottom hem with Zara skinny fit jeans. The Duchess wore her Cartier Watch and her Kiki McDonough Grace earrings. Kate Middleton completed her look with her Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon Wedges. For the boat race Kate Middleton changed from her Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon Wedges to her comfy Sebago ‘Bala’ Boat Shoes. She also wore her Ray ban sunglasses and a baseball cap. The Duke of Cambridge wore a brown trouser and a sky blue shirt with a royal blue sweater.
Following a engagement with RNZAF families, The Royal Couple then travelled to the downtown of Auckland arriving at the headquarters of Emirates Team New Zealand. New Zealand is proud of its achievements in the Americas Cup, where the team won back to back races in 1995 and 2000, to become the first team from outside the United States to win and defend the Americas Cup.
The most fun engagement of the tour thus far took place today as William and Kate competed in boat races. It was the Duchess of Cambridge who came out on top in both races. Kate gave William a cheeky victory salute as she sailed past him. Kate Middleton raced with Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker and Prince William with team manager Grant Dalton.
After the Royal Couple returned to the shore, they went straight out into the harbor again, this time on Sealegs. Sealegs is, as the name suggests, a boat that can be driven from dry land into water and back out again. The Sealegs craft took William and Kate to Westpark Marina, where they returned to the air force base and took a flight back to Wellington. The Royal couple was delighted to receive a mini Sealegs for Prince George.
Today Prince William and Kate Middleton made yet another official appearance at the wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial in Seymour Square in Blenheim, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left baby Prince George in the safe care of his nanny in Wellington, New Zealand.
The Royal Couple looked elegant at the official event. Kate Middleton wore a smart periwinkle blue Alexander McQueen peplum coat dress with commemorative poppy pin, it was a most appropriate choice for the event. She wore a navy blue dress underneath. To complete the look Kate teamed with her Alexander McQueen suede blue pumps and carried her Stuart Weitzman clutch. Kate wore her hair in an elegant ponytail which showed off her beautiful sapphire drop earrings. Prince William wore a navy blue suit with a maroon and blue striped tie and medals pinned to his chest.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stood solemnly as the Last Post was played and the Ode of Remembrance recited. Then Prince William and Kate Middleton were handed a wreath, which was prepared by the royal couple before their appearance and the card read ‘Never forgetting those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom’. It was written by William and signed by them both.
Blenheim Seymour Square was, officially, named after Henry Seymour. The Blenheim clock tower is 16.5 m high and was designed by Roger bacon. The tower was completed in 1928. Blenheim clock tower serves as the Marlborough province’s principal monument to 419 residents killed during the First World War. The stone used to assemble the tower was collected from the various locations of Marlborough region. The Australian sandstone symbolizes the collaboration between New Zealand and Australia forces during the conflict. It cost £4550 and was paid entirely by public subscriptions.
As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Blenheim clock tower to attend the wreath laying ceremony, the residents of Blenheim looked overjoyed and cheered. The event was to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the First World War and to remember those who died in all wars.
The excitement of the crowd in Blenheim was at fever pitch. The crowd of around 5,000 people flocked to Seymour Square. Some had been waiting from early as 4:30 am to reserve the best place for them from where they would spot Prince William and Kate Middleton. Even the drizzling did not stopped locals from coming out.
The Duke and Duchess of had the opportunity to speak with a number of veterans who fought for their countries. . Kate spoke to veteran Wilton Sterritt who showed her a photo of himself and Prince Philip. Kate smiles and replied “You’ve changed a bit”.
After the ceremony Prince William and Kate Middleton joined for a walk around Seymour Square, chatting to locals and showing great appreciation for those holding up flags. The Duchess of Cambridge received teddies, kiwi soft toys, clothes and flowers for Prince George. After meeting the crowd Prince William and Kate Middleton enjoyed private lunch with the Mayor and his wife.
The Royal Couple then headed straight to their second royal engagement of the day at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre where they were given a guided tour of the exhibits by The Lord of the Rings director Sir Peter Jackson. They toured the Knights of the Sky exhibit which includes Peter’s collection of WWI aircraft and artefacts.
This evening the Royal Couple will attend a State Reception held by the Governor- General at 6:30 pm.
Prince George attended his first engagement of the Royal Tour with his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this afternoon at the Government House in Wellington, New Zealand.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and baby Prince George met 10 families from varied background and two nurses, at a child play date organized by child welfare charity The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society at Government House in Wellington. The meeting also included the Gay fathers Jared and Ryan Mullen and their daughter Isabella. Their Royal Highnesses also met Maoris, Samoans, Chinese descent people and representatives of the multi – cultural country.
The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society is commonly known as Plunket. The Plunket is a national non-profit organization which is dedicated to support families. Plunket was founded by pediatrician Sir Frederic Truby King in 1907. Plunket offers a healthcare assistance to new mothers, fathers and babies, providing parenting information. Plunket was given special permission by King George V almost a century ago to use the title ‘Royal’. Plunket helps more than 90 percent of all the babies born in New Zealand with free childcare advice, home visits and other services The aim of Plunket is to make sure that the New Zealand babies are the healthiest baby amongst the world.
The Duke and Duchess interacted with fellow parents and shared their experiences of bringing up babies while Prince George went on crawling with other children in the Blundell Room which had a large portrait of his great-grandmother, the Queen.
Eight- month old Prince George looked calmed even though there were tears from some of similar age babies. All the other 10 babies at the Royal engagement were of similar age to that of Prince George.
Prince William joked- “It’s madness, there are babies everywhere” The Duchess said it was the most amount of babies they’d ever had in a room with George. ‘He does see other babies, but not many in a group like this.
The Eight- month old Prince George looked totally adorable at the royal engagement. Baby Prince George was dressed in the navy blue Rachel Riley Sailboat Smocked Dungarees, a white T-shirt and soft blue shoes.
Kate Middleton chose the black and white knee length dress designed by Tory Burch. The dress features a pleated skirt and a concealed zip fastening. The choice of color black and white was very appropriate as they are the national colors of New Zealand. The Duchess accessorized her with Annoushka pearls with Kiki McDonough hoops and black pumps and she also wore her Cartier Watch. Prince William wore a blue shirt, jeans and brown loafers.
It was a fun afternoon with plenty of cute moments. The eight- month old Prince George showed the world he is crawling already, moving across the carpet of the Blundell room at Government House. Prince George was seen playing with other babies toys. He also made a baby called Paige cry when he grabbed her wooden doll. The Duchess attempted to soothe her by stroking her head. Prince George’s nanny Maria Borrallo was there too in the first royal engagement.
Baby George showed the other babies a thing or two – “When I am King”
After a gruelling flight, Kate, William and Prince George relaxed at an exclusive lodge facility overlooking the Kiwi coast before starting their public engagements.
The first of the public engagements is Prince George’s first official outing with his parents since his christening last year. The image of his father, Prince George showed who was boss among other parents at a Mother and Baby group run by the government. Ten parents attended the group and Kate chatted easily about motherhood to other mothers. Duty calls for the future King and this engagement will be his last for a few days as Kate and Will carry out other Royal engagements.
Prince George looked very smart in a pair of short dungarees by Rachel Riley over a white blouse with blue pre-walking shoes. The Rachel Riley luxury brand of baby clothes is not cheap but certainly luxurious and attractive. Prince George has a look of William about when and very much like his father when he was a baby over 30-years ago. The strong features of the Royal Family are evident in George at this early age.
Parents chatted amicably to Kate and William as George played on the floor with the scattered toys. George is very active and has started crawling with reports of pulling himself up on his legs. Highly exciting for a future King to play with a rocking horse although he was not up for sharing his new plaything.
We wonder how Kate looks so fresh-faced after a 30-hour flight from England. Yet again, she managed to pull off a glamorous and relaxed look. Kate looked elegant and sleek in a black and white patterned dress with a cheeky little frayed edge on the sleeve and skirt hem. The finished look was completed with a pair of elegant black court shoes with a heel. No details at the time of writing who the dress is designed by. Kate’s favourite shoe designer, L.K. Bennett is in pole position for the shoes and the dress could be either by Jenny Packham or Catherine Walker to mention a couple of Kate’s favourite designers. The detail on the dress is interesting from the pictures, it looks as though there is some crotchet over black material. Sitting just above the knee, the dress showed off Kate’s trim figure and delivered as always, a striking and elegant look for Kate. Is there anything this woman could do wrong in terms of looking elegant? We don’t think so – Kate is a winner by far over much of what we see around printed in terms of fashion.
Rumour has it – Kate has taken over 30 outfits on this tour. She has also “borrowed” many items from the Queen’s jewellery collection to team with her outfits. As a Royal engagement, it is often usual for members of the Royal Family to wear jewellery from the Queen’s private collection.
We cannot wait for OUTFIT #3 on the 2014 Royal Tour.
Prince George made his recent public appearance on Monday with his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they touched down New Zealand to begin their three week Royal Tour. Prince George was the star on his first appearance on the royal tour of New Zealand, as all the eyes were set on Prince George.
Baby Prince George looked cheerful, despite from his 30- hour long flight from London. The Royal baby, who is third in line to the British throne, beautifully waved his arms and legs as he was carried off a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) plane in Wellington by his mom.
Prince George faced the media for the third time in his short life- the first occasion was when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge proudly showed off Prince George outside the London Hospital when he was just few days old. The second occasion was the royal christening of Baby George which took place in the Chapel Royal at St James Palace in London. Prince George third in line to the throne was baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury and last week the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a new family portrait just before their trip to royal tour. The portrait captures the royal family within a window, at their home in Kensington Palace. In which Kate holds the 8 month old Prince George and the dog Lupo being held by Prince George.
The drizzling and the Grey clouds greeted the royal family as they arrived at the Wellington Airport. The Arrival of the Royals raised the memory of the visit of Prince William with his parents Prince Charles and late Princess Diana in 1983 when he was the same age of his son Prince George.
Now that Prince has finally arrived in New Zealand with his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge we finally had a close look on how much baby Prince George has grown. Prince George looks totally adorable with his chubby cheeks and we can definitely say that he has inherited his parent’s good looks. Prince George has stronger resemblance to his mother. Prince George and Prince William has similar facial features, while he has dark eyes just like that of her mom. The little nose of Prince George looks like here mamma.
The Royals are staying at the Lunatic Asylum while they are in Wellington, New Zealand. The two- story Government House has a grand staircase, a conservatory, sitting rooms, service rooms, kitchen, a wing of offices and ballroom. There is an independent apartment for the royals in the residence. The residence has eight guest suites, so there are enough extra places for Nanny Maria Borallo and Baby Prince George to have their own rooms.
On Wednesday The Duke and Duchess will meet parents and their babies at the Government House from the Plunket parents’ group. At the Government House when Prince William and Kate Middleton will chat to the parents who belongs to different backgrounds including a couple of gay fathers. Prince George is expected to crawl with a group of similar aged children.