When British royalty meets traditional Maori warriors, you'll never know what to expect except for one thing: Kate Middleton will be impeccably dressed!
The Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince William and baby Prince George made their first stop in their highly anticipated New Zealand-Australia tour when they headed straight to Government House in Wellington, New Zealand on Monday after landing in the country that morning.
After the couple showed off the future monarch on the landing strip, George was left behind as Kate and William were met by Maori warriors and local dignitaries, who rubbed noses with Kate as she smiled bashfully.
The 32-year-old future Queen Consort wore a red Catherine Walker coat with gleaming buttons, a matching Gina Foster pillbox hat a la Jackie O, black pumps and a silver fern diamond and platinum broach, which was loaned by her grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth (one of many loaned jewels Kate is expected to wear over the next three weeks of the tour).
Prince William complemented Catherine's military-inspired outfit with a navy suit and a red tie while wee George wore an adorable cream sweater and white pants (the perfect outfit to go with his cute cheeks!)
Although it was a bit wet outside, that didn't stop the locals from having fun and showing off their traditions.
A few Maori dancers (including one heavily tattooed and bare-bottomed performer) performed a traditional ancestral war cry dance and even encouraged William to participate.
Check out the action below: