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Old 04-09-2014, 07:10 PM
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Enthusiastic New Zealanders.

Cross-overs on Australian TV this mornings show the day to be cold again with on/off drizzle - but no wind - on the tip of the South Island.

Reporters saying Union Jack bunting on houses, umbrellas and clothing, with Union Jack flags about.

The first event does not start until 11.00am local time, but people were in position at 4.30am!

The Duke and Duchess are expected to do a "walkabout" and meet members of the crowd after the wreath laying.

Also reports that Kensington Palace has reminded everyone about protocol - and that means do not ask W and C to join you in a "selfie".

PG's party yesterday went for less than an hour, and on one of our mornings TV shows, the lady hosts have asked that the footage be replayed over and over throughout the program.

They can't get enough of little PG.

Have a great day New Zealand.

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Old 04-09-2014, 07:19 PM
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I lived in Blenheim for 2 years and I never saw that many people in Seymour Square at one time ever.
@ChrisJack_Getty crowds in Seymour Square in #Blenheim cheery despite the overcast weather #royalvisitnz pic.twitter.com/sUHVgf1Sx0
Crowds gathering in Blenheim to welcome William and Kate pic.twitter.com/sIixTnMjnU
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:26 PM
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This story will kill time and make you laugh: Young Johnny meets the Queen mum - and promptly wets himself. Lives to dine with the royals. It's a lovely arc of a story.
Jonny recalls when royalty came round for tea - National - NZ Herald News
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:32 PM
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The Royal Record ‏@TheRoyalRecord 8m
Will and Kate set to arrive in Blenheim in c.25 min. Flight from Wellington will take 15-30 min, so should be departing soon. #royaltourNZ

British Royals@britishroyals 2m
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge are on their way! RT @DuchessSpotting Airborne on their way to Blenheim #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/SORwMfRr7y

Pupils skip school for glimpse of royals-
Pupils skip school for glimpse of royals - Story - NZ News - 3 News

Red carpet rolled out at Blenheim war memorial for Kate & William's visit. #royaltourNZ pic.twitter.com/QltrxKspw0
"@ChrisJack_Getty Media gathered waiting for the arrival of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge in #Blenheim pic.twitter.com/P4vYWT5xIj"
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:54 PM
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Cheers goes up from crowd as military plane carrying Kate and William soars over Blenheim's Seymour Sq.#royaltourNZ pic.twitter.com/rAIbGW1z5r
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:59 PM
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No live coverage this time?!
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:02 PM
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George is a big boy...he's going to be tall and good size bones. His expressions are very much like William and while he has a rounder eye that socket area has that slant to it like his father and Prince Charles.

He's going to be better looking than William.


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Old 04-09-2014, 08:02 PM
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Live Coverage Has Started:-
Watch Reuters Live Online live at Livestation.com
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:03 PM
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I just expressed my opinion...
And it was a perfectly valid one. The other fathers were holding their children and interacting with them and not leaving it solely to the mothers, and I would have liked to see William doing that, too.

Have we seen William holding George at all on this trip? He always seems to be in Kate's arms but I would have expected George to be as comfortable in his father's arms as in his mother's and I would like to see William holding him.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:05 PM
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Is there any way to get sound on the Reuters site?
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:07 PM
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It would be great if they turned on the sound on the Live feed though.

Live Coverage of The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge's Tour:
Livestream: Royals in Blenheim - Special Events (Article) - 3 News - Live Stream - Video - 3 News
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:35 PM
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What is it with Channel 3 and focusing on feet and the rug/grass/ground?
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:38 PM
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At one point there was a great shot of someone's butt!
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:44 PM
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Kate on the live feed interacting with the little girls in their tiaras and fascinators was absolutely adorable.

And some of the crowd look quite overwhelmed to be meeting her

At one point the crowd started chanting "We want Kate"
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Kate on the live feed interacting with the little girls in their tiaras and fascinators was absolutely adorable.

And some of the crowd look quite overwhelmed to be meeting her

At one point the crowd started chanting "We want Kate"
That one little girl who did that twirl for her was priceless!! :)

I always forget how much Kate talks w/her hands until we see something like this. She really looked to be enjoying her time talking w/the Vets. The Medals that one Gentleman had was pretty impressive.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:09 PM
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That one little girl who did that twirl for her was priceless!! :)

I always forget how much Kate talks w/her hands until we see something like this. She really looked to be enjoying her time talking w/the Vets. The Medals that one Gentleman had was pretty impressive.
Agreed! I always forget how animated she when she talks to people until I see a video.

And yes, that little girl was just adorable. Seems to be a very festive mood and a big crowd.
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The crowds of people looks very much overwhelming.

I think Catherine's been given a bear that was made in memory of Diana.
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:11 PM
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I managed to catch a couple of minutes of the live feed before it cut out. William and Catherine have certainly gotten a sizeable and kind welcome from NZ so far. I would say warm but, judging from the looks on some of the crowd's faces as well as the wind on the soundtrack, that's not quite accurate. :)
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:14 PM
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Prince William and Kate leave George at home for royal tour wreath-laying ceremony

http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty...emorial-event/

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1924378&type=1

Kate wearing McQueen.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

http://www.hellomagazine.com/fashion...m-new-zealand/
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:17 PM
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1.15pm (UK 2.15am) Flying Day at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre with Peter Jackson

The Duchess of Cambridge receives a purple beanie - The Diana bear - a tribute to her on her death #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/50SLDMVAMr
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