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Visit by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

30 October 2008 Media Statement

Visit by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

Details of next month’s visit to Christchurch by HRH The Princess Royal, were announced by Prime Minister Helen Clark today.

“Princess Anne, will be here representing HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at the 23rd Commonwealth Agricultural Conference. While in Christchurch, Her Royal Highness will undertake a number of engagements, including visits to organisations of which she is either patron, or in which she takes a close personal interest,” Helen Clark said.

“On arrival from London on Friday 14 November Princess Anne will attend the 2008 Royal Show at the Canterbury Agricultural Park before meeting His Excellency the Governor-General Anand Satynand. On Saturday 15 November she will attend the Canterbury Racing Club’s 2008 New Zealand Cup meeting at Riccarton and in the evening attend a fundraising dinner for the Antarctic Heritage Trust.

“Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker will host a civic reception for Her Royal Highness on Sunday, 16 November. Engagements on Monday 17 November include visits to the Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals and Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps at Burnham Military Camp, Christchurch Riding for the Disabled and the Antarctic Heritage Trust. Before departing New Zealand on Tuesday 18 November Princess Anne will attend a ‘Meet the Volunteers’ morning tea with Save the Children New Zealand, visit a Life Education Trust mobile classroom and officially open the new public kiwi viewing centre at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve,” Helen Clark said.


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