Royal Tour Day 4: Kate wears blue Alexander McQueen coat dress to Blenheim and Omaka Aviation Center
This morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their royal tour of New Zealand with a visit to the Marlborough region located on the north east tip of the South Island. They started the day with a commemorative wreath-laying ceremony in Seymour Square, Blenheim. Price William and Kate were joined by a group of WWII veterans, politicians, and thousands of spectators. The service was held to pay tribute to those who have died in combat during the first World War, which marks its 100th anniversary later this year.
For today's solemn service, Kate wore a bespoke cornflower blue coat dress from her favourite designer, Alexander McQueen. The piece appears to be a fusion of the Utility Coat Dress and Belted Crepe Coat from McQueen's current ready-to-wear collection. Kate's coat dress is described as a double leaf crepe coat, with utility pockets, waist belt and pleated back skirt. It features a collared neckline and has concealed snap fastenings through the front.
On her feet were bespoke Alexander McQueen navy blue suede pumps, first seen during her first Royal Tour of North America in 2011.
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Kate coordinated her shoes with her navy suede Russell & Bromley 'Muse' clutch also known as the Stuart Weitzman 'Raz' clutch.
She wore her Sapphire & Diamond Oval Drop Earrings, which were a gift from Prince William and originally owned by the late Princess Diana.
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On Kate's left chest was a poppy pin. The pin is a symbol of the "Remembering WW1 - 100 years on" commemoration, and identifies First World War centenary activities, events, or projects in New Zealand.
Following the memorial service, William & Kate had a private lunch at Wither Hills winery. The restaurant staff tweeted: "It has been a right royal day at Wither Hills! We are so proud to have hosted the royal couple at our restaurant".
After lunch, the Duke and Duchess headed to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre for a tour of the 'Knights of the Sky' exhibition, a display of First World War aircraft collected by Lord of the Rings film director Sir Peter Jackson.
This evening, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a state reception at Government House. Prince William will give a speech at the event and unveil a new portrait of Her Majesty the Queen.
You can read further details of today's events on the official website of the Duke and Duchess of
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