It’s Karen Walker & ASOS Maternity for New Zealand Arrival
Meghan went with a local favorite, Karen Walker, for the royal tour arrival in Wellington.
It was very, very windy on the tarmac when the Duke and Duchess arrived in New Zealand this afternoon.
The couple flew on a Royal New Zealand Air Force plane that was carrying competitors from the New Zealand Invictus Games team. They were welcomed by the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and everyone posed for an Invictus group photo.
A quick video of their arrival from Emily Andrews of The Sun.
— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) October 28, 2018
They royals then traveled to Government House for a traditional welcome ceremony. Government House is the residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand Dame Patsy Reddy.
They were invited to hongi with the Governor General’s Kuia and Kaumātua (Māori elders). Meghan was first.
And then Prince Harry.
The Duke and Duchess were treated to a traditonal Haka performed by members of the New Zealand Defence Forces.
— Sarah Greenhalgh (@GreenhalghSarah) October 28, 2018
Then Prince Harry took part in the Wero, an ancient warrior tradition of the Māori used to determine whether visitors have come in peace or with hostile intent.The Duke also inspected a military guard this afternoon.
There was a more formal welcome with the Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David once everyone went inside.
The next engagement of the day was at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park where they placed a wreath.
And each placed a frond at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.
Also at the Memorial, Harry was presented with a “Badge in Gold”, the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association’s highest honour, awarded for his work with veterans and the Armed Forces.
They then did a walkabout in the Memorial Park, where there was a large crowd eager to see the royals. Kensington Palace shared a video.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 28, 2018
Emily Andrews posted this photo of another Harry.
ITV’s Rupert Evelyn posted a quick video.
— Rupert Evelyn (@rupertevelyn) October 28, 2018
Oh, those selfies!
— Alexander Britton (@adbritton) October 28, 2018
Now for our look at what Meghan wore as the royal tour arrived in New Zealand.
Her dress is from the ASOS maternity collection. It looked like Meghan wore the ASOS Design Maternity Wiggle Mini Dress. The piece features an empire waistline and boat neck, done in a 96% poly / 4% Spandex blend.
The Maternity Wiggle also comes in a Midi Length ($60). The frock is offered in other versions, including the Non-Maternity style, as well as the Tall Wiggle Dress ($56). Our thanks to the UFO No More gang for the dress ID.
Meaghan’s trench coat is by Karen Walker, a sartorially diplomatic selection, as the brand is a New Zealand company The Banks Trench is a poly/rayon blend in a plaid suiting pattern. It features double-breasted styling, an exaggerated lapel and storm flaps, deep pockets, self-covered buttons and the back pleat. It is available at Karen Walker ($750). Meghan has been a fan of the brand, and has already worn Karen Walker sunglasses and earrings on the tour.
Meghan wore her Sarah Flint Jay Pump 100 ($395).
Meghan ‘s earrings are by Birks, the Muse Citrine Diamond style.
Yesterday we saw Meghan wearing what looked like one of the Royal British Legion’s paper poppies. Today she had on a metal pin that looked small enough to be of lapel size.
The night ahead for the Duke and Duchess is busy. More from The Telegraph’s story:
In the early evening, the Duke and Duchess will receive official calls from the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition at Government House.T
They will then attend a reception celebrating the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, a cause particularly close to the Duchess’ heart.
We’ll see you for coverage of that event shortly.