Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge — that’s her official title, but don’t most of us call her Princess Kate or Kate Middleton or maybe Duchess Kate in our heads? — looked dazzling in a little black dress by one of her favorite and most trusted designers, Jenny Packham. The dress sported a hand-stitched silver fern on her shoulder to honor New Zealand’s symbol.
She and her husband, Prince William, were on hand at Government House in Wellington to unveil a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by New Zealand artist Nick Cuthell.
This is the fourth day of their royal tour, and during the art unveiling, Prince William gave a speech, where he referenced his son Prince George. Watch it at the end of this post.
“I swear I heard him doing the haka this morning,” Prince William joked, in reference to an ancestral dance from the Maori people of the nation. “I hope that George doesn’t keep you up! He’s a bonny lad and you’ll be pleased to know that he’s currently preparing for life as a prop forward!” Watch the speech below…