Kate Middleton Pays Homage To Australia In Gold Dress On First Day Of Royal Tour Down Under

The Duchess of Cambridge had a sunny disposition in a canary yellow pencil dress by London Fashion Week designer Roksanda Ilincic – but it appears Prince William is not a fan

It’s set to be the hottest colour of the season.

So Kate Middleton was bang-on-trend in a bright yellow gold dress on her first day of her Australia royal tour, paying homage to the country in the zesty-coloured frock.

The Duke, Duchess and Prince of Cambridge landed in Australia on a flight from New Zealand [Getty]The Duchess of Cambridge, 32, had a sunny disposition in a yellow gold and white colour block dress by London Fashion Week designer Roksanda Ilincic.

The knee-length pencil dress – which was reportedly custom-made for her but a similar style retails for £950 – was perfect for stepping off the plane at Sydney Airport as she avoided suffering a similar wardrobe malfunction to when she landed in New Zealand.

Kate reportedly told one onlooker than William reckoned she 'looked like a banana' [Getty]The beautiful Duchess – who was joined by husband Prince William, 31, and son Prince George of Cambridge, eight months, as she landed – styled her summer outfit with a trusty pair of nude patent court shoes.

But it seems not everyone was a fan, as she revealed Wills wasn’t so keen on the sunny shade.


Kate Middleton wore her hair half-up, half-down with dark smokey eyes [Getty]Kate Middleton landed in New Zealand with husband Prince William and son Prince George [Getty]‘William said I look like a banana,' Kate told fan Heather Easton at a meet and greet at the Royal Opera House.

Catherine pinned back her brunette locks into a half-up, half-down style, showcasing her natural beauty to onlookers.

She opted for slightly more eye make-up than we normally see on her, choosing a slate-coloured eyeshadow, lashings of black mascara and kohl-rimmed waterline.

The mum-of-one went for very minimal make-up elsewhere as she sported a natural lip colour and a flush of blush to the cheeks.

Kate Middleton styled her £950 dress with trusty nude court shoes [Getty]The couple landed at Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport this morning after flying in from New Zealand.

It’s the first day of the Australia leg of the three-week royal tour, so it seems rather fitting that Kate wore one of Oz’s national colours.

Prince George looked very happy to snuggle into his mum's shoulder as they landed [Getty]Prince William wore a navy suit with a white shirt and burgundy tie, not looking quite as fashion-forward as his Duchess wife.

Prince George on the other hand looked rather dapper in a white smocked outfit that bore a striking resemblance to one Prince William wore in 1983.

Prince George channeled his dad's style in an adorable smocked number [Getty]The royal family kicked off their royal tour with a meet-and-greet at Sydney’s Royal Opera House before they visit Taronga Park Zoo where the young prince will have a bilby enclosure named after him.

They will then spend nine further days in Oz before embarking on their trip home to the UK.

Prince William wore a very similar outfit with dad Prince Charles in 1983 [Getty][Kate Middleton's Latest Fashion Looks]

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