Who are you more excited to see, Royal Prince Charles and his wife Camilla or the Rugby World Cup winners? It sure is a hive of activity in New Zealand at the moment, with the Royal Couple arriving to a chilly Wellington welcome to mark the beginning of their seven-day visit. Their visit coincides with the All Blacks tour of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with the prized Webb Ellis Trophy.
The prince and his wife were met by Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh, along with Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown, before heading to Government House for an official welcome. They then attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Pukeahau National Memorial Park in the first public event of the tour.
The prince exclaimed how he was “so relieved” that New Zealand won the rugby. He commented how he was “slightly anxious” of what he would find on his visit if the All Blacks had failed to keep the cup. However the royal duo’s next travel destination is Australia, with the Prince remarking how “hopefully they will have got over it by then”.
However many have said that would rather meet the All Blacks over seeing the Royal Couple – with the winning team expected to arrive in Wellington on Friday. It is estimated that Tens of thousands of fans will jam into Wellington’sCBD to see them.