PHOTOS: Flowers and puppies, rain and shine for royals’ last day in Wellington

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Twitter photo from British Royals

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were presented with flowers during their walk through Civic Square this morning.

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Photo from Governor-General

Plenty of Wellingtonians turned out to smile, and to be smiled at.

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Photo from City Gallery

Because of early rain, first arrivals brought umbrellas to see the visiting royal couple on the last day of their New Zealand stay.

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Photo by David Lee

But the rain stopped shortly before they were due to arrive. And the official visitors’ book was brought out from under cover.

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Photo from Governor-General

Umbrellas weren’t needed when the official signatures were added to the book. Note the happiness of the mayor and councillors, behind the visitors.

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Photo from Angela Meyer

Looking down on Civic Square, you could see that most umbrellas had been put away by the time the brief walk was starting.

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Photo from NZ Police

But earlier this morning, umbrellas were necessary for the royals’ visit to the Police College in Porirua.

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Under cover, the police showed off some of their police-dogs-in-training, who were honoured by some royal attention.

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