VIDEO: Feilding welcomes the royals
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:39p.m.
By 3 News online staff
Huge crowds have turned out in Feilding to welcome Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as the royal couple’s New Zealand tour continues.
The pair was serenaded by children near the town’s landmark clock tower before seeing demonstrations of Feilding’s agricultural history.
They then visited a farmers' market set up especially to commemorate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.
Young winners of Manawatu's 'Right Royal Rural Mailbox' competition will get to meet Charles and Camilla, as will volunteers from the Feilding community and war veterans.
The royal couple will go their separate ways later in the afternoon. Prince Charles will learn about initiatives to support local bird life before having tea with a group of farmers.
The duchess will meet students and staff and Massey University’s wildlife and equine research centres.
The couple returns to Wellington for an official function at Government House this evening, before flying to Christchurch tomorrow.
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19/11/2012 12:55:04 a.m.
Veronica Woo wrote:
Though I may be miles apart over here in Malaysia, I got to know about this news on the eve of the royal visit from my teacher friend, Rosalyn Williamson whom I have earlier invited to attend my online presentation at the 2012 Global Education Conference. That's how I know why she could not attend my online presentation on 15 Nov due to this historical royal visit to Feilding. What an honour indeed for all of you, nice and friendly residents of Feilding! I visited Rosalyn in Feilding in 2007 and how I wish I could be there as well when the royal couple was there just recently!
16/11/2012 5:15:56 p.m.
yvonne from Wanganui wrote:
A real thrill to see the royal couple, they looked relaxed and happy, and a special bonus to have a royal handshake
with Camilla. Well done Feilding.
16/11/2012 9:13:03 a.m.
Sue Sheely wrote:
I shook hands with Camilla and she was very nice to talk to and I didn't want to wash my hand
15/11/2012 10:09:35 p.m.
Dorothy Johnstone wrote:
I showed Dutchess Camilla a wedding photo of myself taken 52 years ago and the Dutchess of Cambridge pointing out that the bodice of our dresses are identical and said she "Oh, I'll have to tell her about it" and I said "You'd think she would have rung me up and asked me for permission. Dutchess Camilla agreed and replied "You'd think so"
15/11/2012 4:59:23 p.m.
Jon Delorenzen wrote:
Another fully paid up holiday to NZ for the bludging royals at taxpayers expense so the so called Nz elite can have their pictures in paper and appear on tv. Complete waste of time and money better spent on the under privileged New Zealanders
15/11/2012 3:17:39 p.m.
michelle weston wrote:
Our children brought flowers from the feilding market to give Dutchess Camilla, she came over and thanked the kids, they were all enthralled by her. She asked my daughter her name and commented on how beautiful she is (made her day and mine) Thankyou!! Our kids and us are very excited to have met her!
15/11/2012 2:44:56 p.m.
Kiana from feilding wrote:
i saw prince charles and camilla i asked him if he wanted a lollie haha but he said no thanks (:
15/11/2012 1:47:23 p.m.
Teachers from Rainbow Steps Early Childhood Centre wrote:
We took the children down to Sandon Road to watch Prince Charles came past. The children waved farm animal flags to the Prince and he waved back to the children. They loved it, it was an awesome experience!
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