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9 November 2012

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Monarchy New Zealand welcomes Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, home to New Zealand.

“This tour is of great benefit to New Zealand,” says Dr Sean Palmer, Chair of Monarchy New Zealand. “It further enhances the close relationship Prince Charles and the royal family already have with New Zealand.”

Further, this trip will draw the world’s attention to many of New Zealand’s people, industries, and its arts and culture. “As with all royal tours, the world’s media will be watching. This is a great opportunity to raise New Zealand’s profile on the world stage and boost our national industries. It is a fantastic advertisement for this country,” says Dr Palmer. “This is a chance for the world to learn about everything New Zealand has to offer. From our unparalleled tourism potential, to the innovation of Weta Workshop, to the much-loved Hairy Maclary books, kiwi enterprise will be on display to millions of people.”

The potential economic value of the trip is clear, but there is also an element of service to the tour. The couple will be acknowledging and thanking the many people who work to make New Zealand a better place. “This is a great way to highlight the good work undertaken by charities and community groups around the country that don’t always get the attention they deserve,” say Dr Palmer. “It will have a morale-boosting effect.”

The royal couple will undertake public walks in Auckland, Wellington, the Manawatu, and Christchurch, taking the opportunities to meet kiwis from every walk of life. Monarchy New Zealand encourages all New Zealanders to come out say Kia Ora to the royal couple.


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