Day six, Royal tour of Australia and New Zealand: Hamilton and Cambridge

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Today the royal couple visited the North Island, one of New Zealand’s two main islands.  The royals began the day in Hamilton, the country’s forth most populous city, before visiting the nearby town of Cambridge.  The royal couple landed at Hamilton Airport shortly after 11:00am.

William and Kate visit Cambridge and Hamilton today.

William and Kate visit Cambridge and Hamilton today.

Kate and William separated for the first of the day’s events.  William visited Pacific Aerospace, while Kate headed over to Rainbow Place, a children’s hospice.  As you’d expect, I am only writing about Kate’s event in this blog post.

While at the hospice, Kate toured facilities, met staff and spent some time with children and their families.  Here’s a picture of her arriving:

Kate visits the hospice.  Photo courtesy of Governor-General of NZ @GovGeneralNZ

Kate visits the Rainbow Place hospice. Photo courtesy of Governor-General of NZ @GovGeneralNZ

During Kate’s visit, the hospice held an Alice in Wonderland themed Mad Hatter’s tea party.  Here’s a look at the set up before Kate’s arrival:

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party Set Up, Photo courtesy of Rainbow Palace’s Facebook page.

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Set Up.
Photo courtesy of Rainbow Palace’s Facebook page.

Kate also spoke with children at the hospice and took part in an art therapy session:

Duchess of Cambridge takes part in an art therapy session.  Kate visits the hospice.  Photo courtesy of Governor-General of NZ @GovGeneralNZ

Duchess of Cambridge takes part in an art therapy session. Kate visits the hospice.
Photo courtesy of Governor-General of NZ @GovGeneralNZ

Next, William and Kate regrouped and headed over to the nearby town of Cambridge, where they attended a war memorial to pay their respects.  They also met local dignitaries before retiring for a quick fifteen minute lunch with locals at the town hall.

Later,  The Duke and Duchess headed back to Hamilton and where they officially opened the ‘Avantidrome’ Velodrome facility.  Here’s another snapshot of the couple at the Avantidrome:

Royal couple open the Avantidrome.  Photo courtesy of Governor-General of NZ @GovGeneralNZ

Royal couple open the Avantidrome.
Photo courtesy of Governor-General of NZ @GovGeneralNZ

During their time at the velodrome, the royal pair met some of New Zealand’s Olympic and Paralympic medalists:

Royal couple meet olympians and paralympians at the Avantidrome.  Photo courtesy of Governor-General of NZ @GovGeneralNZ

Royal couple meet olympians and paralympians at the Avantidrome.
Photo courtesy of Governor-General of NZ @GovGeneralNZ

Kate’s outfit:

I’m a big fan of jewel colours and Kate’s emerald green Erdem coat is a show stopper for me:

Kate Middleton wows the crowds in this green Erdem coat

Kate Middleton wows the crowds in this green Erdem coat

Kate wore the Erdem ‘Allie’ Wool Crepe Coat, described as a ‘vivid … bright grass-green’ colour.  The coat retailed for £1,765 ($2,953) at My-Theresa.com and was recently reduced to £882 ($1,476).  At the time of writing, the coat has sold out. The coat features a tab-detailed waist, a zip front detail, zipped cuffs, front pockets and is made from 100% wool.  The pockets are lined with floral print silk.

Underneath the coat, The Duchess wore a dress by British designer Susannah, a label favoured by Duchess Kate’s sister Pippa. You may recall that Pippa wore Susannah to Prince George’s christening last year.

Green Silk Tea Dress by Susannah

Green Silk Tea Dress by Susannah

The Duchess is wearing Susannah’s Budding Heart Silk Tea Dress, which retails for £475 (around $795)

The Budding Heart Silk Tea Dress is inspired by the 1930s.  It features smocking detailing at the shoulder and features a white budding heart print on Italian silk de chine.  Susannah describe the dress as having “unique charm and versatility.”

Kate accessorised her vibrant green outfit with her black suede Mulberry Bayswater clutch bag and her matching Episode Angel pumps.

Left: Episode Angel pumps, pictured back in 2012.    Right: Mulberry Bayswater clutch bag. Pictured here in black leather. Kate's is suede.

Left: Episode Angel pumps, pictured back in 2012.
Right: Mulberry Bayswater clutch bag. Pictured here in black leather. Kate’s is suede.

Kate’s worn the Episode Angels on numerous occasions before.  The Bayswater bag made an appearance earlier this week too.  Although no longer for sale in black suede, the Bayswater clutch is still available in a range of colours. Selfridges stock it in bright and vivid colours:

Meanwhile, Intermix stock the bag in several slightly more subtle and subdued tones:

I believe that Kate is wearing her mystery emerald green diamond earrings, which she first debuted in 2012.  Click here to view the specific pair.  Finally, Kate wore her Cartier Ballon Bleu De Cartier watch. The watch retails at $5,450 (approx £3,260) and is made from stainless steel.

Kate's outfit for Royal Tour Day Six

Kate Middleton's Mulberry Bayswater Wallet Clutch Bags in Black, Maroon and Cream suede

Mulberry Bayswater Clutch

Conker / Black / Buttercream suede

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