Royal spotting: Prince Charles and Camilla to see ‘regeneration’ of Christchurch in public walk -

Royal spotting: Prince Charles and Camilla to see ‘regeneration’ of Christchurch in public walk

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The Prince of Wales and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will take a public walk around Christchurch when they visit the city later this month.

The pair will visit New Zealand at the invitation of our Government from 17-23 November. It is their third joint visit to the country and first in four years.

The public will be able to see the prince and duchess during a walk in Christchurch’s Cathedral Square on November 22, or in Kaikōura the following day.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern earlier said they would 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“.

Ardern said the royal couple would also see first-hand the effects of the 2016 earthquake in Kaikōura.


There would also be a public walk in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour on November 19, and the pair planned to tour the Waitangi Treaty Grounds on November 20.

The royal couple have previously visited New Zealand in 2015, and in 2012 to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

When the visit was announced in July, Ardern said in a statement that the couple had “greatly 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.

“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.”

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Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford, met the royals in London in April last year.

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