Duchess of Cambridge, nee Kate Middleton stepped off the plane in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday afternoon looking picture perfect in a lovely sunny yellow dress.The Duchess opted for the bright Roksanda Ilincic dress, a pair of her trustee patent beige LK Bennett heels and diamond earrings for the first day of their royal tour in Australia.
Kate's choice of colour is key - yellow is one of Australia's national colours. The contemporary number by the London-based Serbian-born designer also sported three-quarter length sleeves and white panels at the hem and under the arms. The Duchess of Cambridge held her baby son, Prince George, in her arms as she descended the jet's steps with all eyes on her - looking flawless once again.
Kate's brunette locks were swept up into a half up'do and she looked stunning as she smiled to the welcoming crowds, dignitaries and the country's prime minister. Well-wishers were delighted to see the royal trio, waving Australian flags and cheering. Little girls clutched bunches of flowers while fans held up umbrellas to shade them from the warm afternoon sun. Baby George looked as adorable as ever in his mum's arms in a cute white smock resembling the one William wore on his tour when he was a baby, 31 years ago.
Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge, nee Kate Middleton's royal tour in Australia is officially underway shortly after their arrival in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday afternoon. The royal couple headed straight to the iconic Sydney Opera House after landing, where they were given a tour of the world-famous Sydney Harbour before going inside.
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton closed their royal tour of New Zealand and Australia on Friday on a very significant note. Following the ANZAC March and Commemorative Service where they laid a wreath before planting a Lone Pine tree in the Australian War Memorial Garden in Canberra that morning, the Duke of Cambridge left the country with his wife and son Prince George.
George was waved off by supporters as he donned a cute red cardigan with shorts plus white socks and navy Early Days shoes. The tot shook hands with the dignitaries before he got on the aircraft and occassion wailed out as he practiced his speech. His mother wore a blue-grey Tom Ford indigo twill jacquard swing coat from the Spring 2014 collection to board the plane and carried him up the steps before the departure.
Along with their entourage they departed the region from the Defence Establishment Fairbairn, on the Royal Australian Air Force aircraft before transferring to an international commercial flight to London, after farewells to their hosts. The party for the entire visit included the Duchess's Private Secretary, Rebecca Deacon, three press officers, a Tour Secretary, a Personal Assistant, a Hairdresser and an Orderly to help manage the logistics. Sir David Manning accompanied Their Royal Highnesses throughout as did Miguel Head, Private Secretary to The Duke of Cambridge.
A new addition to the party was Maria Borrallo, Prince George's Spanish nanny, who carried the future King's kangaroo backpack onto the plane as the family began their journey home. Next week the couple celebrate their third wedding anniversary and are expected to enjoy some private time as a family.
Kate Middleton reveals her favorite photo of Prince George from the royal tour Credit: Government House NZ
Kate Middleton and Prince William wrapped up their three week royal tour of Australia and New Zealand with 9-month-old Prince George on Friday, April 25, leaving with some very precious memories and photos.
Marking baby George's first royal engagement (besides his Christening in London back in October) the cherubic cutie did everything from meet perspective playmates to a fun-filled visit to the zoo in Sydney, where he met face-to-face with a bilby!
Each precious moment was caught by photographers, and the Duchess has decided on a favorite photograph—when her 9-month-old snuggled up on her shoulder during his memorable group play date in Wellington, New Zealand, on April 9, at Government House.
Taken by professional photographer and Wellington City councillor Simon Woolf, who was the official photographer for the New Zealand government, George looks like his adorable self, clad in navy "sailboat-smocked" dungaree shorts from Rachel Riley and a white babygro. The future king of England clings familiarly to the Duchess of Cambridge, who was donning a now sold-out Tory Burch black and white dress.
"She [the Duchess] said it was just lovely and that it was her favorite photo of the tour,” Woolf told reporters, adding that he presented the couple with a black and white version of the snap at the end of their time in New Zealand. Woolf adds that he was supposed to do an official family portrait of the couple that evening, but plans fell apart because of George’s sleeping schedule. "There was a bit of a plan for a [staged] family photo but it fell to pieces because they allowed George to sleep for an extra half-hour,” he says.
Prince George's first meeting with his little cousin Mia turned out to be a very messy affair. The future King turned the playdate into a food fight, during an encounter Mia's dad Mike Tindall described as "carnage". The rugby star told the Mirror that he and wife Zara Phillips took their daughter to Highgrove to meet George and his parents Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton.
"I don’t think Mia will remember that day, she was two months old, but it was great, it was carnage," he said, speaking at his charity golf tournament, Celebrity Golf Classic. "George was eating at the time. He’d got to that stage where more food goes on the table than in his mouth. "Mia was just chilling and sleeping, she sleeps a lot, she’s quite relaxed."
Due to their parents' packed schedules, the meeting was the only time the royal cousins have met. When asked if he has discussed parenting with William, Mike replied: "He’s too busy, we don’t see him very often, he’s so busy but I’m sure when we have a proper catch-up we might do."
The sportsman also revealed how much he and Zara were enjoying being parents. "Once you get to four months and they start smiling at you, when you get interaction your bonds grow more and more," he said. “Like this morning I was playing with her and she smiles if you do something funny and it makes you feel good about yourself.”
Prince Charles was presented with a very thoughtful gift for his ten-month-old grandson Prince George during his Canada tour. The second-in-line to the throne was visiting the Stevenson Campus Air Hanger in Winnipeg, Manitoba with his wife Camilla when he was given a leather flying jacket that featured a fur-lined collar.
Royal Father's Day! All eyes were on Prince George on Sunday, June 15 as the tiny tot, 10 months, celebrated the Duke of Cambridge's first Father's Day while rooting for his dad Prince William at a charity polo match -- the Jerudong Trophy Day.
Mother Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton stayed by the little one's side, watching him closely while wearing jeans, flats, and a Breton striped shirt. A polo spectator there tells Us Weekly, “You know George -- wriggle wriggle wriggle! He was adorable. He was in Kate’s arms most of the time, but she put him down on the ground a couple of times to play. He was grabbing one of the polo mallets at one point when Kate joined in with the divot stomping during a break. Kate seemed a bit nervous to let go of him though. She said, ‘He’s really fast!.'"
It seems the third in line to the throne is ready to hit a major milestone, almost a month before his first birthday. “He looks like he’ll soon be walking," the onlooker continues. "Kate would hold his arms and his little feet would toddle ahead. A couple of times he stood while just holding on to her with one hand. He’s getting close!"
Prince George took his first steps towards the throne today, looking steady on his feet at a polo match.
George, who turns one on 22 July, was dressed in a smart white shirt and pink dungarees while 32-year-old Kate kept her look casual in a white and navy striped top, jeans and beige deck shoes. The Duchess is a fan of wearing the nautical, Breton striped top at sporting events, having previously worn it during her sailing race against Prince William when the couple and their son toured New Zealand and Australia.