Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Rainbow Place Hospice in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits Rainbow Place Hospice in Hamilton, New Zealand.Getty

On the sixth day of their tour of New Zealand, Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived at the town of Hamilton, travelling from Auckland.

The Duchess of Cambridge chats to one of the children at the Rainbow Hospice
The Duchess of Cambridge chats to one of the children at the Rainbow HospiceGetty

The Duke of Cambridge was given a tour of an aircraft factory, while Kate Middleton was shown around a children's hospice, her first solo engagement. Wearing a green Erdem coat over a green and white Suzannah dress, Kate was shown around the Rainbow Place children's hospice in Hamilton.

Kate Middleton on walkabout in New Zealand
Kate Middleton on walkabout in New ZealandGetty

The facility helps children with life-limiting illnesses as well as children who are suffering from grief and loss or coping with parents who are terminally ill.

One is having trouble opening this umbrella
One is having trouble opening this umbrellaReuters

The royal couple then went to the nearby town of Cambridge where they laid a wreath at a war memorial to commemorate New Zealand's war dead. The event was to remember those who had died in all wars, and particularly to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the first world war.

Some New Zealanders were protesting against the monarchy, seeking self determination
Some New Zealanders were protesting against the monarchy, seeking self determinationGetty