Royals, Religion and Rippa Rugby

 

You did it Dunedin! Hardly a drop of rain fell (unlike some other NZ cities on the royal tour) as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived for their short visit to our stunning city. We managed to capture them on camera in the Octagon where they attended a service at St Paul’s Cathedral. All eyes were on Catherine who looked beautiful in an aquamarine dress by NZ-born designer Emilia Wickstead. We then raced to the Forsyth Barr Stadium for the ‘Regal Rugby Fun Day’. Thanks so much William and Kate for coming!

The Octagon crowds in waiting

The Octagon crowds in waiting

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with the dean of St Paul's Cathedral, the Very Rev'd Dr Trevor James

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with the dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Very Rev’d Dr Trevor James

The Royal couple enter St Paul's.

The Royal couple enter St Paul’s.

On the steps of St Paul's. The Duchess of Cambridge wears dress by Emilia Wickstead.

On the steps of St Paul’s. The Duchess of Cambridge wears dress by Emilia Wickstead.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave St Paul's.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave St Paul’s.

William causes great excitement.

William causes great excitement.

Forsyth Barr Stadium

Forsyth Barr Stadium

William and Kate watch the haka with Richie McCaw

William and Kate watch the haka with Richie McCaw

Team Kate (Pirates, Dunedin) and Team William (Clutha)

Team Kate (Pirates, Dunedin) and Team William (Clutha)

Rippa Rugby final between Clutha and Pirates

Rippa Rugby final between Clutha and Pirates

Half time team talk with Kate and Richie

Half time team talk with Kate and Richie

Richie McCaw makes a speech.

Richie McCaw makes a speech.

Prince William makes a speech – he was impressed by “the little rippas”.

Prince William makes a speech – he was impressed by “the little rippas”.

The Clutha team claims victory.

The Clutha team claims victory.

Capturing the media capturing the teams

Capturing the media capturing the teams

The Royal couple leave Forsyth Barr Stadium for their flight to Queenstown.

The Royal couple leave Forsyth Barr Stadium for their flight to Queenstown.

 

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