13 April 2014 - 22:56
From a Kiwi Perspective – Day Four


New Zealand Contributor

Day four of the Royal Tour of New Zealand by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George included both fun and formal events with plenty of great media coverage.

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First up, Their Royal Highnesses attended a formal wreath laying ceremony and commemoration for World War I at the War Memorial in Seymour Square, Blenheim. The event was an emotional one with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge taking time to speak to veterans, making them feel valued and not at all rushed.

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Following the war memorial Their Royal Highnesses moved on to the World War One Commemorative Event at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, where they were treated to a personalised tour of the aircraft and displays. This appealed in particular to Prince William who himself is a pilot. The couple were led around parts of the exhibit by Sir Peter Jackson, a New Zealand born director known for his work on The Lord of The Rings Trilogy and the prequels The Hobbit. The three seemed to be in great spirits as they moved around the centre with Jackson even being photographed videoing/taking photos of Her Royal Highness on his phone.

After the events in Blenheim, the couple (and the press pool) travelled by plane back to the country’s capitol of Wellington, where they attended a State reception hosted by The Governor-General at Government House. There, The Duke of Cambridge delivered a short speech, and then along with The Duchess, unveiled a new portrait of Her Majesty The Queen painted by a local artist. The painting is a stunning one and has received great comments thus far.

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Keep up to date with the royal tour and never miss an article on twitter by using the hashtags #RoyalVisitNZ and #RoyalVisitAus.

Photo Credit: Government House, New Zealand



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