Prince William, Kate Middleton arrive in New Zealand with Prince George

The royal trio touched down in Wellington on Monday.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   Updated April 7, 2014 at 5:26 PM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, April 6 (UPI) -- The duke and duchess of Cambridge arrived in Wellington on Monday, kicking off their highly anticipated three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.

Kate Middleton -- wearing a red coat, matching pillbox hat and a New Zealand fern brooch -- held Prince George in her arms as she stepped off the plane, giving journalists and visitors a look at the 8-month-old royal.

Prince George is due to make an official appearance in Wellington at an event for pediatric nurses, his first since his christening last year.

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