RNZ, Auckland, September 11, 2018
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will visit Abel Tasman National Park and Rotorua as part of their four-day tour of New Zealand next month.
Kensington Palace has just released more details about the Royal couple’s itinerary for their first major tour outside the United Kingdom.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be in Australia for this year’s Invictus Games, which will be held in Sydney.
They will also travel to Fiji and Tonga.
Focus on Youth Leadership
Their Royal Highnesses touch down in Wellington on October the 28th. They will also visit Auckland before departing on November the 1st.
The trip will focus on youth leadership, as well and environmental and conservation efforts.
The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, said she hopes many New Zealanders will have the chance to see the Duke and Duchess during their visit.
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Following is a Statement from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern:
News that Kensington Palace has confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be visiting New Zealand from October 28, 2018 to November 1, 2018 has been welcomed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
“It is wonderful news that the Duke and Duchess are coming to New Zealand as part of their first major tour outside the United Kingdom. I know they will receive a very warm Kiwi welcome wherever they go. I hope many New Zealanders will have the opportunity to see the Duke and Duchess as they visit some of our beautiful provinces and national parks, and experience our hospitality,” she said.
Their Royal Highnesses will arrive in New Zealand after attending the Invictus Games in Sydney and visits to Fiji and Tonga. It will be their first major tour outside the United Kingdom.
The Duke and Duchess will arrive in Wellington on Sunday 28 October and will visit Abel Tasman National Park on Monday, October 29, 2018.
They will visit Auckland on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 and Rotorua on Wednesday, October, 31, 2018.
They will depart New Zealand on Thursday, November 1, 2018.
Further details regarding the itinerary will be released closer to their arrival.