Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla will be heading to New Zealand in November

Clarence House announced the exciting news on Friday morning.
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Charles, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will pay a visit to New Zealand this November their royal household Clarence House has announced.

The exciting announcement, made on Friday morning New Zealand time will mark exactly four since their last visit to our shores in 2015.

More details and the full itinerary will be released at a closer date Clarence House has said.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed the news in a statement saying: “I know that the couple have enjoyed New Zealanders’ warm hospitality and manaakitanga when they visited previously.

“The Prince of Wales has been a strong advocate for the environment, conservation and sustainability for many years.”

Adding: “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.”

Prince Charles is greeted with a hongi in Taranaki. (Image: Getty)

The couple’s most recent trip to New Zealand, in which they visited Wellington, Dunedin, Nelson, Ngaruawahia, New Plymouth and Auckland tied closely to themes of culture, community and conservation.

The royal duo’s tour, which coincided with the national Conservation Week included visits to the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, the Tūrangawaewae Marae (home of the Māori King Movement) and viewing of waka armada on the Waikato river.

The trip will mark the heir to the throne’s tenth visit to New Zealand and Duchess Camilla’s third. Their first joint trip was in 2012 to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Prince Charles and Camilla enjoy a stroll at Brooklands Park. (Image: Getty)

The most recent visit from a member of the royal family was made by Charles’ eldest son, The Duke of Cambridge, in April this year.

The two-day visit was made on behalf of The Queen to pay tribute to the victims and those affected by the March 15th mosque terror attacks in Christchurch. William also commemorated Anzac Day during his visit.

Last year the newlywed Duke and Duchess of Sussex also visited New Zealand as part of a wider royal tour of Australasia. The tour marked their first international tour as a couple and was also when they announced the exciting news that they were expecting their first child.

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The second half of 2019 is set to to be jam-packed with international tours by senior members of the royal family.

In June it was confirmed The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be paying a visit to countries in Southern Africa including South Africa, Botswana, Angola and Malawi.

In the announcement of the tour on their official Instagram account the couple also expressed their excitement about it being their first tour as a family, implying baby Archie would be heading along also.

The trip will make him the youngest royal to ever undertake a royal tour – his older cousin Prince George was nine months when he visited New Zealand and Australia in 2014, while Archie will be just over six months old.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also undertaking an international tour visiting Pakistan in the British autumn. The trip will mark their first visit to the south Asian country, but is a country William’s late mother, Princess Diana, visited numerous times.

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