Prince William, Kate and George have been touring New Zealand, part of a three-week-long “Look at how chubby and adorable the future King of England is” trip.
It is the first trip for the young family since George’s birth last summer and the baby prince is doing an excellent job of looking painfully cute in photos — which is really the goal of any such royal adventure. Kate, too, has been living up to her perfectly polished persona and continues to be a poster girl for the importance of tailoring.
Here is a look at everything the new mom and baby have worn so far:
The Duchess chose royal favorite Catherine Walker to kick-off the trip and a below-knee hemline — a result we assume of the Queen’s supposed banishment of the sight of Kate’s kneecaps. The double-breasted red coat is similar to several military-style coat dresses she has worn in the past. ‘If it ain’t broke,’ seems to be the mantra of the trip and who are we to argue.
The statement jewelry is a new addition (also part of the reported queen-ification for the tour) and has a certain political feel a la Madeleine Albright. The silver fern broach, an unofficial emblem of New Zealand, was given to the Queen by the Women of Auckland during a tour in 1953-1954.
George was dressed in a sweater with a pop of red in the shape of a soldier, and teeny tiny ivory leather booties from Early Days.
Day 3 (Day 2 we assume was spent recovering from jet lag)
For the official “baby play date,” Kate wore a pair of Jimmy Choo ‘Vikki’ platform pumps and the ‘Paulina’ dress from Tory Burch’s 2014 resort collection — which sold out immediately on a few sites and likely inspired a lot of popped champagne bottles at the house of Burch.
George is proving that selling power runs deep in the royal genes. His sailboat dungarees by Rachel Riley immediately sold out on the British designer’s Web site. Take that, mum.
The royal couple flew to Blenheim on the South Island to visit the Blenheim War Memorial on Thursday — and Kate exhibited coat dress #2, this one a customized Alexander McQueen, and blue suede pumps from Stuart Weitzman. Decorative pin #2 took the form of a small poppy.
For the state reception at Government House later that evening, Kate made her diplomatic statement with her garment, wearing a custom Jenny Packham dress with fern detailing on the shoulder.
Kate appeared ready for a day on the water in Auckland Friday — in a navy blazer from Zara, horizontal stripped boat-neck top from ME+EM and Stuart Weizman cork wedges, which she later swapped for Sebago Balas boat shoes.