Governor-General welcomes Royal announcement
Governor-General welcomes Royal
It was with much joy and happiness
that we learnt this morning that Their Royal Highnesses, The
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting a baby.
of the pregnancy is a wonderful gift to the child’s
parents, and both of their families, and especially Her
Majesty The Queen, who celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this
On behalf of my wife Janine and all New
Zealanders, I send our best wishes to the Prince and Duchess
at this happy time. I will be writing to Their Royal
Highnesses to offer my personal congratulations.
Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry
Governor-General of New
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Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
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