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Shannen Findlay

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla make exciting announcement

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla make exciting announcement

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla will visit New Zealand later this year, Clarence House has revealed. 

The exciting trip 'down under' from the UK will be the couple’s third time visiting New Zealand and their first revisit in four years. 

"I am delighted to welcome Their Royal Highnesses back to New Zealand," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said of the news.

"I know that the couple have greatly enjoyed New Zealanders’ warm hospitality and manaakitanga when they visited previously."

Manaakitanga is a Māori word meaning 'hospitality' and 'kindness'.

"The Prince of Wales has been a strong advocate for the environment, conservation and sustainability for many years.  

“This visit will provide opportunities for him to engage with New Zealanders on those subjects, and to learn more about the ways in which New Zealand is preparing for the future."

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The pair are planning to visit Australia’s neighbouring country at the request of the New Zealand government and this exciting trip extremely close to home will be sure to be a particularly important one for Prince Charles who has worked a lot to aid conservation and environmental efforts. 

The couple are not the only ones to announce a royal tour, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are jetting off to Pakistan in the UK Autumn time and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Africa.

While more details are yet to be revealed about the tour, it doesn’t seem likely Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla will be making a pitstop to Australia. 

They toured parts of the country back in April 2018 when they attended the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.