The much anticipated royal tour of New Zealand and Australia has begun for Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their eight-month-old son, Prince George as they arrived in blustery Wellington, New Zealand on Monday.
Of course, this is not only Kate Middleton’s first time visiting the two Commonwealth nations, but her son, Prince George’s as well, and he looked like he fits right in with his royal duties.
The young royal didn’t show too many smiles, but behaved as well as can be expected of an infant following 25-hour-long flight. Prince George was a good boy and wasn’t fussy while in Kate Middleton’s arms.
Prince William, while attending to the official nature of the arrival, stole a few glances to make sure things were in order with his beautiful wife and child.
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Kate Middleton looked stunning as she descended the Air New Zealand Air Force plane wearing a red Catherine Walker ensemble, complete with matching pillbox hat, a la Jackie Kennedy. Kate struggled to keep her skirts from revealing everything as the strong gusts made for a tricky time.
Showing how much he’s grown, adorable Prince George was wearing all white — shoes included — and what looked to be a handmade cardigan; begging the question, who may have made it for him?
Not be left behind, Prince William looked very handsome in his navy suit, white shirt, and burgundy tie.
But there is no question that perhaps for the first time since becoming a public figure, Kate Middleton was upstaged by Prince George. All eyes were on the chubby baby, third in line to the British throne, who was taking it all in. The youngster impressed everyone with his behavior, keeping clenched fists the whole time.
After being greeted by New Zealand officials, Prince William and Kate Middleton were taken to an official ceremony at Government House in the capital, which included the traditional welcome by the Maori Powhiri, and a 21 gun salute reserved for official foreign dignitaries. Prince George was whisked away by his new nanny, presumably to take a nap.
A successful first day for Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince George on their three-week-long tour of Australia and New Zealand.
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