This evening, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a lavish state dinner hosted by the Governor General at Government House in Wellington.
During the reception, William and Kate unveiled a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by New Zealand artist Nick Cuthell. The painting was commissioned for the New Zealand Portrait Gallery.
For the reception, Kate wore a bespoke black crepe Jenny Packham gown with embellished crystal ferns on the shoulder, representing New Zealand's national emblem.
Kate accessorised with her trusty black suede Jimmy Choo Cosmic Pumps which she favours for formal events. The shoes are available from Net-A-Porter for US$695.
She carried her black suede Mulberry 'Bayswater' clutch, first seen at last year's Remembrance Sunday service. The clutch is no longer available in black suede, but is currently available in soft grain leather for £495.
She completed her dazzling look with her art-deco inspired diamond earrings and bracelet set which were a wedding gift from her father-in-law, Prince Charles.
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You can read further details of today's events on the official website of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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