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Prince Charles and Camilla touch down in Wellington

Charles and Camilla have arrived in New Zealand to kick off their royal tour

Charles and Camilla

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall touched down in Wellington today on a typically wet and windy afternoon, marking the first stop of their seven-day royal tour of the country.

Camilla was dressed for the cold in a cream dress, matching coat, gloves and a headscarf, and she carried a clear umbrella to ward off the rain.

The royal pair were greeted by Prime Minister John Key and Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown indoors at the airport, with Mr Key joking that it was “a lot more pleasant than being outside”.

While a planned powhiri unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the weather, the royal pair continued with the rest of their itinerary in the New Zealand capital, moving on to visit Government House and the Pukeahu National War Memorial.

At Pukeahu Park, Charles and Camilla spent time visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, meeting veterans and laying a wreath in the Hall of Memories. Tonight, the royal duo will be welcomed with an official state reception at Government House.

Lady Janine Mateparae and Camilla look on as Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae presents Charles with his new Military Warrants. Photo: Getty
Lady Janine Mateparae and Camilla look on as Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae presents Charles with his new Military Warrants. Photo: Getty

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