We are back with a very quick update on what Kate wore when changing planes in Sydney Monday morning.
The Duchess was in a MaxMara Studio wrap dress. The photo below is via Australia’s Sunrise morning show.
More from Richard Palmer’s story in the Express:
They are due to arrive … amid frenzied interest in the young family at the start of a three-week tour to New Zealand and Australia hailed as the biggest since Prince Charles and Princess Diana went Down Under in 1983 with a then nine-month-old Prince William.
Huge crowds are expected to turn out to see them and there is a large media pack from around the world to witness the tour.
This is a better look at the dress by MaxMara, it is from a 2011 collection.
Kate was wearing a new pair of shoes with a lower heel than we generally see her wear, something that makes very good sense for getting through the VIP area of the Sydney airport. My Small Obsessions thought they might be the Manolo Blahnik Suede BB style in beige, they are $595 at Barneys.
UPDATED APRIL 7: We now have four different shoes suggested as those Kate was wearing in the airport. The Manolo Blahnik is still very much a possibility. Below we show all four pairs, outlining them in a graphic seems an easier way of displaying the information.
As many of you have suggested, it is likely we will Kate wear the pair again and we will be able to identify them then.
William carried Kate’s Longchamp Le Pliage nylon tote. From the photos I have seen it appears to be the shorter-handled version. For those not as familiar with the bags, below left we show the medium size shorter-handled style at Nordstrom ($115
on sale for $92) and on the right it is the long-handled in the large size ($145 no longer on sale also on sale at Nordstrom).
UPDATE APRIL 7: The bags are no longer on sale at Nordstrom.
The shop is part of the Australian Koala Foundation, dedicated to saving and managing Australia’s koala population.
You can now order/pre-order the backpack. The product page now says:
“Good enough for royalty, this kangaroo toy back pack is owned by Prince George and has sold out in most stores, but we have plenty in stock and more expected shortly.”
The price has changed; the backpack is now $14.95.
We’ll be back shortly with an update on what Kate wore when arriving in Wellington, New Zealand, and also attending a reception at Government House.
- Australia’s Sunrise show offers this video of the trio in the Sydney airport
- The Daily Telegraph (Aus.) story is here (there is a video at the top of the page as well)
- The Daily Mail’s story is here, with quite a few photos
- Learn more about the Australian Koala Foundation by visiting its website here, or its Facebook page here