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It's a dog's life for royals as they head for Sydney

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hold police dog puppies in Wellington. Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Stent/Pool

A pair of police dog puppies had the Duke the Duchess of Cambridge in raptures as their tour of New Zealand drew to a close.

William and Kate were left grinning from ear to ear when they were introduced to the 12-day-old puppies during a visit to the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua, near the capital Wellington.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit a police dog centre as their New Zealand tour draws to a close. Credit: REUTERS/Kevin Stent/Pool

The Duke stroked one puppy as he held it while Kate clutched the other to her chest with both hands.She seemed especially spellbound and said: "It wants to hide under my jacket. I think it can smell George."

The Duchess of Cambridge strokes a police dog. Credit: REUTERS/Mark Mitchell/Pool

The royal couple did not let the constant rain dampen their visit and they sheltered under umbrellas as they talked to officers, police staff and police dog foster families.

The Duchess was wearing a dark skirt suit by New Zealand designer Rebecca Taylor.

The royal couple have now left New Zealand for Sydney, Australia.

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