Prince William and Kate were treated to a traditional welcome when they arrived in the city of Dunedin on Sunday morning.
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Memebers of the Ngai Tahu iwi were on hand to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they landed in New Zealand’s South Island for the first time during their royal tour of the Antipodean country.
Kate delighted a five-year-old fan who greeted the couple on the tarmac by giving her a hug.
The 32-year-old Duchess looked radiant in an aquamarine dress by Auckland-born designer Emillia Wickstead, the first time on the tour she’s chosen to wear a New Zealand designer.
Kate accessorised her outfit with a Jane Taylor hat and a silver fern brooch while William sported a navy suit and a light blue tie.
William and Kate then left Dunedin airport and made their way to a church service at the grand St Paul’s Cathedral in the city centre.
After the service the royals will make their way to the Forsyth Barr stadium, also known as ‘the glasshouse’, to watch and participate in the Rippa Rugby tournament with the New Zealand All Blacks.
Following on from Friday’s yacht race in Auckland and their fun cycling engagement at the Avantidrome in Hamilton on Saturday, the sporty duo will step out at the stadium, which is home to the Highlanders and played host to four games during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.