Kate Middleton giggled and didn't seem to know where to look as she was welcomed to New Zealand by a Maori man with a tattooed bare bottom.

Prince William also got a cheeky eyeful as Maori warriors performed a traditional welcoming ceremony on the lawn of Government House in Wellington.

The royal couple's eight-month-old son George is on his first tour abroad. He made only his second appearance in public as Kate carried him off the plane at Wellington Airport.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton are greeted by a Maori man with a tattooed bare bottomAFP
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Prince William picks up a dart during a Maori welcoming ceremony at Government House in WellingtonAFP
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Kate rubs noses with a Maori elder in a traditional greeting known as a 'hongi'AFP
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A Maori elder talks Prince William through the welcoming ceremony performed by a Maori warriorAFP
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Kate Middleton carries baby George as the royals arrive in Wellington for a three-week tour of New Zealand and AustraliaGetty
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Prince William smiles as his son wriggles in Kate's armsReuters
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Left: Kate's hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker arrives. Right: Members of the Royal New Zealand Airforce and the royal household carry luggage off the planeGetty
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Members of the public try to catch a glimpse of Prince William, Kate Middleton and baby GeorgeGetty