On Good Friday, William and Kate attended a number of different events in Sydney. The day began at the city’s Olympic Park, where William and Kate attended the Sydney Royal Easter Show. After inspecting local produce, chatting with stallholders and meeting members of the public, Kate and William were treated to a sheep shearing display by Australian farmers.
The Royal Easter Show has been running since 1823 and Queen Victoria, Prince Charles and Prince Philip have all visited in the past.
At the display, Kate joked that William should use some of the alpaca wool as a wig. From The Mirror:
Ms Crejan, a farmer from the settlement of Glenn Innes in New South Wales said: “The Prince was interested in the alpaca and as I showed it to them the Princess said he should put it on his head.
“She said ‘you need it more than me’ and pointed to his head and he laughed.”
After taking a private lunch and spending a little time with baby George, William and Kate headed over to Bear’s Cottage children’s hospice, the only hospice in the New South Wales region.
Kate is a keen supporter of children’s hospices, and is Patron of East Anglia Children’s Hospice (EACH) too.
At the hospice, Kate gave a speech. You can read the speech in full here.
They Royal Couple toured the facilities, participated in play and music therapy sessions and spent time with bereaved families. Before leaving, they were presented with a unique piece of artwork created using the finger and footprints of children, siblings, parents, staff and volunteers at Bear Cottage.
After spending time at the hospice, the royal couple visited Manly Beach, were they chatted to young people undertaking surf lifesaving training. Prince William fired a starting gun to begin a race on the beach, before the couple watched surfing demonstrations out at sea.
The royal duo were presented with a small surf board for George before they left the seafront. Finally, they retired to Admiralty House, to have dinner and to put Prince George to bed.
Kate wore a chic white dress by Australian designer Zimmermann.
The “Roamer” dress is made from fabric with a broderie anglaise ‘eyelet’ design. Kate is fond of broderie anglaise fabric, having worn two pieces made from similar fabric during the 2012 Jubilee Tour.
Update: July 2016. The white Zimmermann dress is sold out. However, the company have released a second similar dress:
It’s called the “Roza” dress. As you can see, it’s nearly identical to the “Roamer” dress worn by Kate. At the time of writing, it retails for $525 USD. Here’s how the company describe it:
White floral broderie anglaise. Fitted bodice and waistband, half sleeve and full skirt. Circle insert trim through waistband, sleeve and skirt. Centre back zip closure. Cotton lined through skirt and front of bodice.
Kate carried her L.K. Bennett Natalie clutch bag, which she has owned since at least 2011 and has carried to a large number of public engagements.
Kate also wore her Stuart Weitzman Minx wedges:
Here’s how the wedges are described at Nordstrom:
Lanyard braid lends interest to a cross-strap sandal lifted by a natural cork wedge.
Stuart Weitzman shoes are favorites among editors, stylists and celebrities – and it’s no wonder. Each Stuart Weitzman shoe is crafted in Spain with a keen attention to detail and made to feel as great as it looks.
Kate added her Annoushka Pearl Earrings (on Kiki McDonough hooks)
She also wore her Ballon Bleu de Cartier Stainless Steel watch.