Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Kate Wears Tory Burch to Prince George's First Official Engagement

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Today, Prince George undertook his first official engagement and attended a parent and baby group organized by The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society at Government House in Wellington.

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Daily Mail/Alan Wolf/NZ GOVT.
In the plush surroundings, William and Kate chatted with the parents of 10 babies, all a similar age to George, including a pair of gay fathers and a single mum. Toys were piled in the middle of the Blandor room as the children played under grand chandeliers and formal portraits lining the walls.

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The babies were all chosen from families in the Wellington region, and all were first-time parents. They were born within a week or two of George. The idea was to give the William and Kate the opportunity to introduce George to the world in a less formal way than usual and give the couple a chance to swap anecdotes about the trials and tribulations of being first-time parents.

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Daily Mail/James Whatling/Splash News
The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, known to all as Plunket, provides health care and support to new families.

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It was founded in 1907 by pediatrician Sir Frederic Truby King. He wanted to help babies and mothers dying of malnutrition and disease, and in 1908 the influential Victoria Plunket, wife of the then Governor-General, became its patron, giving the organization her name.
Kate looked glamorous in a knee-length, black and white short-sleeved dress Paulina Midi Dress by American designer Tory Burch ($450 and sold out). The black and white colors represent the colors of New Zealand. This is a piece from the designers Resort '14 collection and features a flattering, knee-length skirt and cinched-in waist with elegant pleats and a tactile fringing.

Additional Info on Kate's dress

'Tassel trim enlivens this sleek midi dress, rendered in a mesmerizing geometric print and finished with crisp pleats at the skirt.
•Tassel trim at cuffs and hem
•Short sleeves
•Banded waist
•Front pleats
•About 41" from shoulder to hem
•Dry clean
The Duchess of Cambridge completed her outfit with black suede Jimmy Choo 'Vikki Sue' pumps (currently sold out), her Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings, and her Ballon Bleu Cartier wrist watch.

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Prince George was dressed in blue Sailboat Smocked dungarees by British luxury brand Rachel Riley (£75), a Chelsea Clothing Co. Milo Body onesie (£14.99), and soft Early Days Alex Pre-Walkers in Navy.

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