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Catherine enjoying being able to 'drink again'

The Duchess of Cambridge tastes some wine during a vineyard tour in New Zealand.
The Duchess of Cambridge tastes some wine during a vineyard tour in New Zealand. Credit: Arthur Edwards/PA Wire

New Zealand wine-makers have said the Duchess of Cambridge said she was enjoying being able to drink again after having Prince George.

Read: Wine tasting, jet boat ride dispel Duchess pregnancy rumours

"Kate said she hadn't drunk whilst pregnant with George and although she doesn't drink much she was really enjoying the odd glass," Hannah Armstrong, from Mudhouse Wines in New Zealand, said.

"Kate said she doesn't drink much but William likes his wine. "I said 'And of course Harry', she laughed and agreed."


Jet boat ride, wine tasting dispel pregnancy rumours

Doubt has been cast over whether the Prince George may soon have a sibling, with the Duchess of Cambridge drinking wine during a vineyard visit and enjoying a jet boat ride in New Zealand today.

Read: William 'drops hints' of second baby plans

Duke of Cambridge praises rugby youth skill

The Duke of Cambridge has praised the enthusiasm and skill of New Zealand's rugby youth, saying it demonstrates "how instinctively good at rugby this nation really is".

Prince William's comments echoed the praise of All Black captain Richie McCaw, who joined them at a primary school rugby tournament in Dunedin.

Mr McCaw welcomed the Royal couple to the country and highlighted the upcoming Junior World Championship that England won last year.

Royal couple coach New Zealand rugby teams

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have used their seventh day of touring New Zealand to indulge in some rugby, at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

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The Duchess of Cambridge talks tactics with her team before the match. Credit: Reuters

After witnessing a rendition of the country's famous Haka, Kate and William were each put in charge of coaching a primary school team in the rippa rugby final - a non-contact version of the game.

Will's team came out top, making the couple even in the sports stakes after Kate won their America's Cup yacht race in Auckland on Friday.

Prince William's winning team
Prince William's winning team celebrate their victory. Credit: Reuters

They were joined by All Black captain Richie McCaw in praising the teams for their skills after the match.

William 'let me in on secret' in sibling hint

The well-wisher who claims Prince William dropped a hint about a future sibling for Prince George says it was like he was "letting me in on a secret".

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The trip to New Zealand is Prince George's first official foreign tour. Credit: PA

Cynthia Read met the Royal couple in the town of Cambridge on the North Island of New Zealand, where the royal couple were met by crowds of 15,000.

Read: William 'drops hints' of second baby plans

Mrs Read, who emigrated from Newcastle eight years ago, said she "couldn't possibly comment" on whether the Duke of Cambridge had meant a brother or sister for eight-month-old Prince George.


William 'drops hints' of second baby plans

Prince William may have hinted at plans for the Royal couple to have a second baby, according to a well-wisher in New Zealand.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge exchange smiles at the new National Cycling Centre of Excellence Velodrome in Hamilton, New Zealand. Credit: PA

When Cynthia Read presented the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with a lace shawl she had made for Prince George, William told her: "You might have to make another one soon."

Read: William 'let me in on secret' in sibling hint

The presentation, on behalf of the New Zealand government, occurred during the couple’s sixth day of their royal tour.

Kate rules the waves by beating William in yacht races

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's yacht races in the waters off Auckland ended with a victory for Kate.

ITV News Royal Correspondent Tim Ewart reports from New Zealand:

The Duchess beat Prince William in two races piloting an America's Cup sailing boat, leaving him trailing behind.

As his wife beamed with delight, the Duke joked, "I'm selfless, a selfless husband - I want a quiet night!"

Kate wins second yacht race in a row against William

The Duchess of Cambridge won a second yacht race against Prince William in Auckland, as they went head to head on day six of their royal tour in the country.

The Duchess of Cambridge, steers an America's Cup yacht as she sails on Auckland Harbour Credit: Reuters
Prince William steers an America's Cup yacht as he sails on Auckland Harbou Credit: Reuters
The Duchess of Cambridge, sits with Prince William aboard the 'Sea Legs' craft on Auckland Harbour Credit: Reuters
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