One can officially expect a Royal Visit, with details of the upcoming tour of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall revealed to the public today.
Below are the details, as released by Buckingham Palace today.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess will tour New Zealand and Australia from the 4th November to the 15th; visiting 12 cities and towns; 7 regions of New Zealand and 3 Australian states and 1 territory in 12 days.
Their Royal Highnesses will arrive at Wellington and from there will travel to Dunedin, Nelson, Ngaruawahia, New Plymouth and Auckland in New Zealand. The Prince of Wales will also visit Westport. In Australia, The Prince and Duchess will tour Adelaide and Tanunda, Canberra, Sydney, Albany and Perth.
In Australia, the Royal couple will mark the centenary of Gallipoli by visiting the new National Anzac Centre in Albany and viewing the point from which the troop convoys departed; get a taste of regional life in the South Australian town of Tanunda and celebrate His Royal Highness’s birthday with Western Australian families at a beachside barbecue in Cottesloe.
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The Palace says, “Many of the Tour’s engagements reflect the themes of community, culture and conservation. For instance, The Prince and Duchess will have the opportunity to meet people in urban and rural areas across both countries and to learn how communities support one another.
“In Auckland, The Prince will visit Nga Rangatahi Toa (“Strong Youth”) to hear how the organisation provides intensive creative arts mentoring through established artists, actors, musicians and creatives, to support young people back into work, education or training.
“Her Royal Highness will see a shining example of community cohesion at Oz Harvest in Sydney, a charity which collects surplus food, and redistributes it to charities which support the vulnerable.
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“On the theme of culture, in New Zealand, Her Royal Highness will attend a literary reception at Otago University, celebrating Dunedin’s status as a UNESCO City of Literature; whilst in Australia His Royal Highness will visit the National Museum of Australia.
“During Conservation Week in New Zealand, Their Royal Highnesses will learn about the work being undertaken to preserve native species at Orokonui Eco-Sanctuary. Meanwhile in Perth, His Royal Highness will hear about the efforts of the Western Australian Seed Technology Centre to preserve Western Australia’s biodiversity.
“The programme also reflects The Prince and Duchess’s strong relationship with the military in both New Zealand and Australia. In Wellington, New Zealand, they will lay a wreath at the National War Memorial, and His Royal Highness will take part in a military exercise in Westport.
“Their Royal Highnesses will spend Remembrance Day in Canberra in Australia, and will attend the National Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial. Her Royal Highness, who is Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Australian Corps of Military Police, will visit Victoria Barracks in Sydney, to mark their 100th anniversary.
“This is The Prince of Wales’s Ninth visit to New Zealand, and his 15th to Australia. It is The Duchess of Cornwall’s second visit to both countries. The couple last visited New Zealand and Australia in 2012, as part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tour.”
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