Prince Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Wellington today for a brief visit. Their first day in Wellington included a royal walk along the waterfront to the playground at Frank Kitts Park, and a visit to Weta Workshop.
Wednesday: 14 November:
1200: The Prince and Duchess arrive at Government House Wellington for the Diamond Jubilee Welcome Ceremony, hosted by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae.
1245: The Prince and Duchess officially open New Zealand’s Diamond Jubilee gift to Her Majesty The Queen, a new Visitor Centre at Government House Wellington
1330: The Prince and Duchess arrive at Taranaki St Wharf and walk along the Wellington waterfront, to the Frank Kitts Park playground
1435: The Prince visits Weta Workshop, Miramar
1500: The Duchess attends a reception hosted by Lady Janine Mateparae celebrating the work of women in the community, Government House Wellington
1530: The Prince receives the Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, and the Leader of the Opposition, David Shearer, in separate meetings at Government House Wellington
1630: The Prince and Duchess attend a birthday celebration, hosted by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, at Government House Wellington
1000: The Prince and Duchess meet New Zealand Defence Force families of the Fallen, Government House Wellington
1220: The Prince and Duchess arrive in Feilding and attend the Farmers’ Market in Manchester Square
1345: The Prince visits a farm
1400: The Duchess visits the Equine Research and Wildlife Centres at Massey University in Palmerston North
1515: The Prince and Duchess arrive at the Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Ohakea, and meet Air Force personnel and their families
1900: The Prince attends a reception for New Zealand’s conservation community, hosted by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, at Government House Wellington
On the 16th they’ll be spending a day in Christchurch, before leaving New Zealand at 10.30pm.