The Cambridges Arrive in New Zealand

  April 7, 2014 at 7:26 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in New Zealand earlier today, to begin their tour of New Zealand and Australia. The couple are accompanied by their son, Prince George, on the trip.

View the full image at The Daily Mail

After transferring to a Royal New Zealand Air Force jet at Sydney Airport, the family landed in Wellington after a short delay due to bad weather just before noon local time. They were greeted by the Prime Minster of New Zealand, John Key, and his wife, Bronagh.

An official welcoming ceremony took place in the grounds of Government House, where William and Catherine were welcomed by Maori warriors in traditional dress, who pressed their noses and foreheads to the couple in a traditional welcome called the Hongi. Among the dignitaries in the welcoming committee was Sir Jerry Mateparae, New Zealand’s Governor-General.

The remainder of the day was a private rest day for the family, as is tomorrow. The Duke and Duchess will remain in New Zealand until April 16, before travelling to Australia, where they will tour until April 25.

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3 Responses to The Cambridges Arrive in New Zealand

  1. KiwiRob says:

    New Zealand’s Governor General is actually Sir Jerry Mateparae…

  2. Mona Batir says:

    Just absolutey love this family! I’m so happy to be around to witness the splendour of the fuure kings and queen, England will live forever. God bless Their Royal Highnesses!

  3. Mona Batir says:

    The young Prince George much resembles his father, Prince William when he was the same age, beautiful!

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