Topic: Tainui

Tūrangawaewae Marae prepares to host Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall

  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will meet with King Tuheitia at Tūrangawaewae Marae today.

The event will be broadcast live on television and online at and is set to begin at 11:30am, hosted by Mātai Smith.

The Royals will receive a formal traditional welcome reserved for the most distinguished guests which  will include multiple kaiwero, kaikaranga and a mass haka pōwhiri.

Waikato has also organised a waka tauā parade in their honour, followed by afternoon tea with prominent iwi leaders and other invited guests.  War veterans, business leaders and Waikato secondary school prefects are also amongst those invited. 

Follow this link to view the livestream which begins at 11:30.