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Bright colours and florals fade to muted shades and boring shapes as Duchess of Cambridge tours Australia

Published on Apr 11, 2014 1:34 PM

1. April 7, 2014 - disembarking in Wellington, New Zealand

Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine and their son Prince George disembark from their plane in Wellington. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Talk about de-planing in style. The Duchess of Cambridge picks a double-breasted coat dress by royal favourite Catherine Walker for the start of the royal tour of New Zealand and Australia. The fit and flare silhouette makes her waist look tiny but it is the accessories that really stand out. The pillbox hat by British milliner Gina Foster is pure Jackie O, bringing to mind the style favoured by the American First Lady in the 1960s, and the fern brooch borrowed from the Queen adds a fun symbolic touch as it was a gift by the women of Auckland during her Commonwealth tour in 1953 to 1954.

2. April 9, 2014 - at an event for non-profit Plunket in Wellington, New Zealand

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