On day fourteen of the 2014 Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, William and Kate attended an Easter Sunday church service at St Andrew’s Cathedral.
Over 800 people attended the ceremony, including Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Outside the building, crowds were strong as many locals waited to catch a glimpse of the royal couple.
During their visit, William and Kate signed Sydney Cathedral’s First Fleet Bible and Book of Common Prayer, used in the first Christian services held in Australia in 1788. Several members of William’s family have signed the book, including Prince Charles and Diana who signed the book in 1983.
According to The Telegraph, William seemed genuinely touched to see his family’s signatures in the book:
Afterwards Rev Moffatt said: “I am sure the prince was very well briefed but he seemed surprised that so many members of his family had signed the Bible. He seemed genuinely touched to see so many of their signature there.
He also seemed very interested when showed him the prayer for King George III and the Royal family and was rather touched when I turned to the page of the Solemnization of Matrimony which was covered with ink blots from the signatures of the first Christians to marry in Australia.
I explained to him that the first convicts to settle here held those pens.
The prince seemed fascinated.”
Kate wore a British design house for the church service. She wore a light grey funnel neck coat by Alexander McQueen. Susan from What Kate Wore notes that the coat is very similar to a previous season coat by Alexander McQueen, which sold at FarFetch.com for $2,844 (approx £1,693). Kate also wore a new bespoke hat from Jane Taylor Millinery.
Kate also wore co-ordinating grey accessories, which we’ve seen previously. First, she wore her grey suede Alexander McQueen clutch bag (sans skull clasp) and her L.K. Bennett Harper pumps.
Finally, Kate wore a mystery pair of earrings (we don’t know the ID) Cartier Ballon Bleu watch.