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Charles and Camilla head to the capital

Wednesday 14 Nov 2012 5:56a.m.

Charles and Camilla head to the capital

By Sarah Robson

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are heading to Wellington, where the heir to the throne will celebrate his 64th birthday with 64 lucky Kiwis.


  • Prime Minister John Key spoke to Firstline about the visit this morning. Watch the video.

The royals are in the country for six days, on the last leg of their Diamond Jubilee tour representing the Queen.

After spending the first three days of their visit in Auckland, the couple will arrive in the capital this morning.

Following an official welcome and engagements at Government House, Wellingtonians can catch a glimpse of the prince and duchess as they stroll along the waterfront with mayor Celia Wade-Brown.

Prince Charles will then visit Weta Workshop in Miramar where Sir Peter Jackson will treat him to a sneak peek at part of the first film of the Hobbit trilogy.

But the day's highlight will no doubt be the prince's birthday party at Government House, where he'll mark the milestone with 64 Kiwis who share the same birth date.

Tomorrow, the royals will head to Feilding, where they will visit the town's weekly farmers' market and the prince will visit a local farm.

The final day of the couple's tour will be spent in Christchurch where they will survey the progress of post-earthquake work in Christchurch.

They'll depart Christchurch, bound for Britain, on Friday night.

NZN

 
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