Kate Middleton Dress
Kate Middleton honoured New Zealand by wearing an evening dress embroidered with silver ferns on the fourth day of royal tour. Reuters

Kate Middleton, who is on a 19-day tour of New Zealand and Australia along with Prince William, changed two dresses on the fourth day of the royal tour.

The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to be seen in more than 30 dresses during the tour that began on 7 April.

Kate's second dress for Thursday evening gala which was also her fourth dress of the tour was an honour to New Zealand.

The 32-year-old Catherine wore a black evening dress embroidered with silver ferns to attend a state reception held in the honour of Their Royal Highnesses at the Government House in Wellington.

According to Clarence House, the Duchess followed The Queen's tradition of incorporating a national emblem or colour of a host country into a gown.

Two symbols of New Zealand - the colour black and the silver fern - were the key elements of Kate's dress.

The low hemline black dress by Jenny Packham, one of Kate's favourite designers, featured boat neckline and hand-embroidered silver fern on left shoulder.

The bejewelled embellishment matched with Kate's sapphire earrings and diamond bracelet. The Duchess completed her ensemble with a matching black clutch and pump heels.

After sporting a looped ponytail during the day's engagement at town of Blenheim, Kate Middleton opted for her trademark blow-dried hairdo with loose tresses and soft curls to embrace the royal reception.

The reception was hosted by governor general Sir Jerry Mateparae, the Queen's representative in New Zealand. William and Kate also unveiled a portrait of Queen Elizabeth by artist Nick Cuthell during the event.

Check out the pictures detailing the fourth dress of Kate Middleton from her New Zealand and Australia tour below.