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Prince Charles and Camilla arrive in New Zealand

Wellington 04/11/2015 { Syed Mujeeb ]Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have just arrived in New Zealand for a seven-day visit.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have just landed at the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) terminal in Wellington, in wet and cold weather conditions more reminiscent of winter than spring.
They arrived in an RNZAF Boeing 757 on a flight from Singapore, two years after their last visit here.
The royal couple will be met by Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh, along with Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown, before heading to Government House for an official welcome.
Later this afternoon, they will attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial. The royal couple will place a fern on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior and will then walk to ANZAC Square to unveil a Commonwealth walkway plaque.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall will carry out joint engagements as well as solo visits while in New Zealand, with events ranging from a visit to a West Coast brewery to a welcome onto Turangawaewae Marae.
The public will also have the opportunity to see the royal couple, with walkabouts in several towns.
A state reception will be held at Government House this evening.
Before their arrival, Prince Charles praised New Zealand for giving everyone in the UK “so much sporting prowess and excitement” in the Rugby World Cup.
“I am much looking forward to our tour of Australia and New Zealand, especially when these two countries have given everyone so much sporting prowess and excitement in the UK through the Rugby World Cup,” he said.
“Over the past 50 years I have enjoyed so much about the visits; the people, the landscape, the wildlife or at least some of it! – as well as the many different communities and cultures.”
The royal couple leave New Zealand next Tuesday for Australia where Prince Charles will celebrate his 67th birthday at a beach barbecue in Perth on 14 November.

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