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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Christchurch on Monday

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to Christchurch on Monday – their last visit in New Zealand. They once again put their competitiveness on display again as they played in a cricket match to promote the 2015 Cricket World Cup. See pics below!


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Prince William’s comment to Cynthia Read, who made the lace shawl that was New Zealand’s gift to Prince George on his birth, has set off rumors of a second baby on the way! First it was reported that he told her – “You might have to make another one soon” then it was quickly changed to – “You might have to another one sometime”. Needless to say, considering how sick the Duchess of Cambridge got when pregnant with George and the fact that they are on an almost month-long trip with wine tastings and activities not advised for pregnant women (the ride on the Shotover jet!), it is highly unlikely that that the Duchess is pregnant.

The Cambridges spent Sunday night in a private luxury lodge, without George, with spectacular views of surrounding lakes and mountains.

Here are some pictures from their wine tasting event and their ride on the Shotover…..

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Vindicated! Prince William’s Rugby Team Wins!


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent the morning at a children’s rugby tournament, where Prince William’s team comfortably beat the Duchess’ group of youngsters. Prince William felt vindicated after losing in yachting to his wife earlier this week, as he looked over at her afterwards and said “next time, next time”.

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Before heading over to the rugby tournament, the couple attended a Palm Sunday church service.

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Solo Engagements Start the Day for the Cambridges on Saturday


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a busy Saturday…starting  with solo engagements, they wrapped up the day together opening the National Cycling Centre of Excelled “Avantidrome” in Cambridge.

According to Rebecca English of the Daily Mail (@RE_DailyMail), the Duchess told someone in the crowd while she liked her green coat that Prince William felt it was “a bit bright”.

The Duchess visited Rainbow Place Children’s Hospice in Hamilton, where she made some kids very happy….while the Duchess of Cambridge visited the hospice, Prince William paid a visit to Pacific Aerospace.

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Here are some pictures from their engagement at the velodrome:

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Another gift for Prince George

Another gift for Prince George

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The Race is On!


Friday afternoon brought one of the more active and fun visits that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have participated in since being in New Zealand….they faced off against each other in Waitemata Harbour, near Auckland, in Emirates Team New Zealand Americas Cup yachts. The Duchess was 2/2, beating her husband in both races. According to @FrancesCook, when Kate and William met back on land, she laughed and said “I’m sorry!” while William claimed they were sabotaged.

Their appearance was not met without some protest, a plane flew overhead with a sign “Time for a Kiwi head of state”…..

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The Cambridges Unveil New Queen Elizabeth II Portrait in NZ

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveiled a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at the Government House in Wellington on Thursday evening. The Duchess looked radiant in a Jenny Packham dress which was hand stitched with silver beading to represent New Zealand’s national emblem – a silver fern. Check out pictures below!

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Blenheim


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to veterans while visiting Blenheim on Thursday (16-hour time difference from the US east coast). They jointly lay a wreath at the town’s war memorial. The clock tower commemorates those from Marlborough Province who died in the First and Second World Wars.

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Afterwards, the couple spoke with veterans as well as the many royal watchers, including many children dressed in crowns.

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