This morning, Dame Patsy and Sir David welcomed HM King Tupou VI of the Kingdom of Tonga and HM Queen Nanasipau'u. Their Majesties are making an official visit to New Zealand.
The Royal couple were not deterred by the blustery Wellington weather, which saw the Guard of Honour and RNZAF band moved indoors.
Dame Patsy thanked the King for the response of the Tongan people, who expressed their condolences and held prayer vigils in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings.
The KIng and Queen will also attend an official dinner at Government House this evening.