Kate may be wondering if she’s fallen down a rabbit hole when she finds herself in a magic-themed teepee with a mad hatter.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will jet to Hamilton on Saturday, where Kate will pop into Rainbow Place hospice, which provides care to kids experiencing grief, serious illness or the death of a loved one.
She’ll attend the annual children’s party which will be held inside a giant teepee, where party-goers will be greeted by Alice in Wonderland characters including the White Rabbit and Alice herself.
Kate’s probably more used to canapes and fine dining, but she’ll be treated to jellied eyeballs, huhu grubs, flower pots of sweet chocolate mud and crispy chicken lolly pops.
Meanwhile, Prince William will visit Pacific Aerospace aircraft factory.
Afterwards, the couple will be visiting a town that shares their name, Cambridge, becoming the first duke and duchess with the title to do so.
The royals will be shown around the town by Mayor Jim Mylchreest and his wife Robyn.
They’ll also meet some locals, including Cynthia Read who was commissioned by the prime minister’s office to knit a lace shawl which was given to Prince George when he was born.
Will and Kate will then open new national cycling centre Avantidrome.
The duke and duchess won’t be visiting Waikato’s resident royal – King Tuheitia Paki – who lives at the Turangawaewae marae in Ngaruawahia.
King Tuheitia said in March the 90 minutes he’d been allocated wasn’t enough to do the royals justice.
Baby George will stay in Wellington with his nanny, and Will and Kate will fly back to be with him on Saturday evening.