The royal couple have been non-stop since arriving in New Zealand early last week. Yesterday’s schedule was no exception, as the duo met with the Maori King in Waikato, greeted fans in Auckland and Charles spent the evening promoting the prince’s charities.
Some of New Zealand’s leading philanthropists were invited to attend the charity event in which the Prince of Wales was the honorary guest. The event was hosted by Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae at Government House in Auckland. The purpose of evening was to explore opportunities for The Prince’s Charities in New Zealand. These 14 charities, which have only just become active in New Zealand, exist under an umbrella organisation of which Charles is president.
Earlier in the day, the royal couple were welcomed to Turangawaewae Marae by paddlers in a fleet of waka and greeted by a welcoming Powhiri. The Royal duo both adorned Korowai- which were cloaks that had been presented to the Queen and Prince Philip on the NZ tour in 1954.
After this visit the couple headed north to Auckland, where they were welcomed by an eager fan base at Aotea Square. After briefly greeting the public, they headed into the Town Hall where they spoke with different charities.
The couple then headed north to Auckland, where they were welcomed by an eager crowd of fans and curious tourists at Aotea Square.
The royal couple took a speedy trip through the sun-drenched square greeting the public before entering the Town Hall and separating to speak with different charities.
The duchess later headed to the charity Bellyfull, where she was shown behind the scenes of the charity. Bellyfull helps new mothers by delivering hot meals during those stressful early months of being a mother to a newborn baby. Upon hearing how the organisation operated, Camilla commented how “It’s what everyone needs”.