They’ve landed! In what has been a very big week for New Zealand, now they also have royals on their soil.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in New Zealand for a 12-day tour, and the inevitable just had to happen as they stepped off the plane – it was pelting down with rain.
Charles and Camilla were almost blown away by wind and rain as they arrived in Wellington and greeted Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh.
Soon Australia will also see Prince Charles and Camilla but for now the Royal couple are visiting an eco-sanctuary and experiencing the diversity of Maori culture.
As is custom for any dignitaries, the pair were treated to a ceremonial welcome at Government House with New Zealand’s governor-general Sir Jerry Mateparae.
From Wellington, the royal couple will travel to Dunedin, Nelson, Ngaruawahia, New Plymouth and Auckland, reports the BBC.
They are also expected to visit Turangawaewae Marae, the home of the Kingitanga or Maori monarchs, where they will view a waka armada of canoes on the country’s longest river, the Waikato, on the North Island.
Camilla looked her usual regal self, and protected against the winds with a scarf around her head and shoulders, while Prince Charles looked dapper in a navy suit.
In Australia, the pair will visit Adelaide, Tanunda, Canberra, Sydney, Albany and Perth, and also meet Malcolm Turnbull for the first time on Remembrance Day.
See the photos and tell us, are you hoping to catch a glimpse of Camilla and Prince Charles in Australia or New Zealand?