Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are visiting New Zealand and the South Pacific together after Prince Charles’s solo tour of India.
The two are going to tour Auckland, Christchurch, and Kaikoura before Camilla heads back to the UK, and Charles goes to Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands. Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall arrive to launch their country tour at Whenuapai, Auckland, New Zealand. It is the third visit of the couple to the nation, following a visit to the Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and again in 2015.
A great celebration was set there in which a band of Niuean dancers and a 97-year-old woman stole everyone’s heart.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall made their first appearance on a week-long tour on Monday morning at Mount Roskill War Memorial Park in the south of Auckland.
Prince Charles and Camilla attended a wreath-laying ceremony there during the first full day of the tour.
The Niue Memorial honors 150 Niueans who have lost their lives in the First World War. Charles became tearful and emotional while laying a wreath.
Following the laying of the wreath at the Mount Roskill War Memorial, the couple went to the Wesley Community Center, where they met with Auckland Council staff members Michael Matheson and Infay Wong See.
The pair are welcomed at the center with a whakatau or greeting from the Maori Mihi.
Camila got a golden wreath of Cadbury’s Crunchie bars from five-year-old Joelle Leilua at the Wesley Community Center. Another present to The Duchess of Cornwall from the sweet little girl was a heart-warming embrace.
The couple posed at the Wesley Community Center with young people. After a group of teenagers made a plea for a place to go in their neighborhood, the center was opened in 2003.
Prince Charles toured Critical Design, a social enterprise focusing on promoting environmental sustainability by reducing waste and creating opportunities for local employment.
This uses innovative technology to turn plastic waste into material that can be used to make other goods. As they tried to turn plastic waste into luxury furniture, the Prince of Wales joined the Critical Design team.