Prince William and Kate Middleton, accompanied by their son Prince George, arrived in New Zealand on Monday morning, in the first leg of their three-week Pacific trip.

The royal couple landed at Wellington Airport, where eight-month-old George stole the spotlight. This is the royal baby's first tour abroad and his appearance at the airport was only his second appearance in the public.

Dressed in a cream jumper and shorts, George was carried by his mother as the royal family made their way out of the airport.

Kate Middleton made a stunning appearance in a regal pillar-box red coat by Catherine Walker and a pillbox hat by Gina Foster.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a diamond and platinum silver fern brooch that belong to the Queen. In the coming days, Kate will be seen in more such statement jewels from the Queen's personal collection. Prince William was dressed in a navy suit.

After arrival, William and Kate were given a traditional ceremonial welcome at Government House. The royal couple will retire privately for one day before starting their scheduled visits in New Zealand.

The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge will be based in Wellington, from where they are supposed to visit Blenheim, Auckland, Hamilton and Cambridge, Dunedin and Queenstown and Christchurch.

In Christchurch, Their Royal Highnesses will witness the city's reconstruction programme and view its plans for the future following the February 2011 earthquake.

William and Kate will spend another day privately in New Zealand before starting their Australia tour on 16 April.

Have a look at William, Kate and George's first pictures in New Zealand.