Kate Middleton looked lovely as ever in Australia Tuesday.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore Roksanda Ilincic's belted cap-sleeve dress when she touched down at Ayers Rock Airport in the Northern Territory. The taupe-colored frock was reminiscent of the dove gray version from the label's Spring 2011 collection; Middleton stepped out wearing the lighter version in July 2011 and July 2012. Of course, the 32-year-old completed her look with nude L.K. Bennett pumps.
First on Middleton's agenda: visiting the National Indigenous Training Academy with Prince William; the facility provides training for the hospitality and tourism industries in 12-month residential courses. After meeting with students and staff, the royal couple presented certificates to graduating members.
Speaking to the crowd, Middleton asked, "Did everyone have a fun Easter?"
The Brits then made their way to the Cultural Center at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Before their arrival, however, Middleton did a quick wardrobe change. She recycled her beloved Hobbs fit-and-flare '50s-inspired gray and white dress. She also swapped her pumps for L.K. Bennett espadrille wedges.
During their trip, the Duke and Duchess admired local artists' works and received traditional dot paintings. The designs were done on mala paper, which is made from wallaby feces. When she was given clapping sticks that afternoon, Middleton said, "George loves anything that makes noise."
Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. Speaking about the beautiful landscape, Middleton reportedly told local Amanda Bartels, "It's absolutely stunning from the air."
"I asked her if she was missing George and she said she was, so I said my son could be her George substitute," she said. "She let him play with her bracelet and she said, 'You like that. Do you want it?'"
Student Kamurin Young also presented William with a spear that had been made from local wood. "William was pleased. He was so thankful," Young said. "I told him it was made from wood from the Mulga tree and that it had kangaroo vein, used as twine, on it he was shocked he said, 'Wow.'"
Next, they watched a traditional aboriginal performance. William was given a hand-carved shield, while his wife received a necklace. As she swatted bugs, Middleton said, "I was told about the flies."
Middleton reportedly told a student that her 8-month-old son has grown an extra roll of fat during the tour. She also revealed that the future King of England can get a bit grumpy during the longer flights.
The Duke and Duchess then headed to Ayers Rock, the nation's largest natural sandstone. They left George with his nanny in Canberra, marking their second night away from him during the royal tour.
The pair will spend a romantic night under the stars on a "glamping" trip. Sweet dreams!