A right royal hula girl

Putting their best feet forward, William and Kate have swayed in Polynesian rhythm to the delight of the latest hosts on their South Pacific tour.

The royals were given a traditional Tuvalu welcome that saw them don grass skirts, headdresses and necklaces to perform a dance.

No strangers to giving it a go, the Duke and Duchess were all smiles as they shimmied, waved their arms and laughed with local ladies as they learnt the moves on their whirlwind visit to the tiny Pacific nation.

The outfit was a long way from some of Catherine's demure choices on the tour so far - though her Alice Temperley dress, a laid-back, floor-length, kaftan-esque number, suited the festive mood.

Not breaking her diplomatic smile, the Duchess appeared to have been presented with the gift of a locally-made fan, bedecked with colourful feathers and beads which appeared to spell 'Cathleen'. A charming error, if ever there was one.

William played a game of Te Ano with local men and the couple drank coconut water, sat in heart-shaped, palm-frond 'thrones' and met local school children.

The welcoming island is their last stop in the nine-day tour. The short trip has been eventful for the couple, not least their pursuit of legal proceedings against the publishers behind a set of images showing Catherine sunbathing topless while on holiday in France.

A French court yesterday banned Closer magazine from any further publication or resale of the incendiary pictures of Prince William's wife.

Meanwhile, her outfit choices from Singapore to the Solomon Islands have set tongues wagging as to the possibility of a royal pregnancy.

View gallery of Kate's loveliest looks from Asia and the South Pacific

The story A right royal hula girl first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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