Royals to pay visit to Turangawaewae Marae next month

Prime Minister, John Key has released further information on Prince Charles and wife Camilla's visit to New Zealand next month. 

The Prince and Duchess will visit a total of seven areas of the country, including Wellington, Dunedin, Nelson, Westport, New Plymouth, Auckland and Ngāruawāhia.

They will be welcomed on to Tūrangawaewae Marae on Sunday November 8. It is not confirmed whether King Tuheitia will be present, however, the visit will include a salute to the royal couple from a fleet of waka on the Waikato River.

Prior to this, on Wednesday November 4 they will arrive in Wellington where they will be officially welcomed at Governement House, before laying a wreath at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

On Thursday they will visit Tawa College and The Dutchess of Cornwall will visit Te Whāea.

Later on in the afternoon they will head to Dunedin where they will travel on the Taieri Express, visit the Toitu Settlers Museum and the Orokonui Eco Sanctuary.

On Saturday the Royal couple will take off to Nelson. They will attend the Nelson Market and attend a food and wine event. 

The Prince of Wales will also travel to Westport and participate in the Defence Force’s Exercise Southern Katipo. The Duchess of Cornwall will return to Wellington and visit the SPCA.

On Monday they will travel to New Plymouth where they will attend Tea with Taranaki at Brooklands Park. The Prince of Wales will visit a dairy farm and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit the Len Lye Centre.

They wind up their tour in Auckland on Tuesday where The Prince of Wales will visit Nga Rangatahi Toa Creative Arts Initiative and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit the Bellyful Charity. There will also be a visit to the Spirit of New Zealand.