Boy, were our fashion hearts rewarded today! Three outfits in one single day!
Firstly, the Royal couple flew to Dunedin to attend a Palm Sunday church service at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. On their arrival at Dunedin Airport they were greeted with a traditional Ngai Tahu (Maori people of the South Island) welcome. For the service, Kate chose for a dress by New Zealand born, London based designer Emilia Wickstead, identical to the one worn by Kate during the Queen's Buckingham Palace garden party on 29 May 2012, only this time in an aquamarine / teal colour.
To make the outfit even more chic, Kate added a bespoke felted wool hat (approx £500 - 600) by Jane Taylor Millinery in a matching colour.
Her shoes were not new. They were her suede 'Valerie' platform pumps in the colour 'carbon grey' (£400) from Emmy, which Kate combined with her matching suede 'Natasha' clutch (£290).
This was also another occasion where we could gaze upon that gorgeous fern brooch, made of platinum and diamonds, which was a Christmas gift to The Queen from the Women of Auckland during the Commonwealth Tour of 1953-4.
As for the other jewellery, we (probably, the pendant was under her dress) saw the return of Kate's white gold and diamond 'Fortune' necklace by Mappin & Webb (£3,950), and her Classic Green Amethyst and Diamond Oval Drop Earrings (£ 2,600) by Kiki McDonough, which were a Christmas gift from William in 2011.
After the church service the Royal couple went to a sporty event, each coaching a competing 'Rippa Rugby' team at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. 'Rippa Rugby' is a non-contact form of the sport designed for primary school children with players ripping a flag from the belt of an opponent instead of tackling them.
Obviously, Kate changed into a casual outfit for this event, combining her J-brand 811 mid-rise dark blue skinny jeans ($219), with a new sweater: a light pink, white and mint green 'Deborah Egg Knit' jumper by Jonathan Saunders ($677).
For their next event the couple flew to Queentown, where they first visited the Amisfield Winery. There, they got a tour through the vineyards and tasted several of the wines.
Kate changed again, this time from casual to a bit more 'casual chic', bringing back the new double-breasted navy blazer from Zara (€89,95), but this time combining it with a new shirt from Gap, the 'Fitted Boyfriend Gingham' ($49.95).
Last, but not least, William and Kate went on a whitewater rafting trip on the Shotover River, aboard a jet boat.
The Duchess' outfit remained much the same to the vineyard outfit, although she changed her blazer for the same black 'BR1 Channel' jacket by Musto (€279) as she wore during the yacht race a few days ago. She also changed from her high wedges back to her Mint Velvet plimsolls again.
We also saw Kate wear again her new 'Folding Classic Wayfarer' (RB4105 50) sunglasses by Ray-Ban in the colour tortoise with polarised glasses ($205).
Replikates for the items above will follow in a separate post within a few hours! :-)
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