Prince Charles, Camilla in New Zealand next month

Prince Charles, Camilla in New Zealand next month

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Wellington, October 11, 2019

Prince Charles, Britain’s Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (Buckingham Palace Picture)

Prince Charles has announced that he and Camilla will visit New Zealand next month.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today that the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will be here from November 17 to November 23, 2019.

This will be their third joint visit to New Zealand, after having been here in November 2012 to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and again in November 2015.

Places of Visit

“They arrive in Auckland on Sunday, November 17, 2019 and will travel to the Bay of Islands including the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Christchurch and Kaikōura. This will be the first time in 25 years that a member of the Royal Family will visit Waitangi,” Ms Ardern said.

She said that the Royal Couple will see the regeneration of Christchurch since the 2011 earthquake and how the community has rallied to support those affected by the March 15 terrorist attacks.

“The effects on the community of the 2016 earthquake will also be seen first hand at Kaikōura.

I look forward to welcoming Their Royal Highnesses back to New Zealand and hope they see as much of our beautiful country and people as possible,” Ms Ardern said.

Advocate of Environment

In an earlier Statement, Ms Ardern had said that Prince Charles has been a strong advocate for the environment, conservation and sustainability for many years. 

“This visit will provide opportunities for him to engage with New Zealanders on those subjects, and to learn more about the ways in which New Zealand is preparing for the future,” she said.

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