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The King's visits to New Zealand

As Prince of Wales, the King visited New Zealand 10 times. On these visits, he met with thousands of New Zealanders, toured much of the country, and supported charitable causes.

Below is a list of visits the King made to New Zealand (as Prince of Wales):

  • 12-30 March 1970: Prince Charles joined his parents and sister on a tour, which included the opening of Parliament.
  • 29 January – 6 February 1974: With his parents and sister, the Prince attended the Commonwealth Games in Christchurch and New Zealand Day celebrations at Waitangi.
  • 4 September 1974: The Prince of Wales attended the funeral of New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Norman Kirk.
  • 31 March – 12 April 1981: On a two-week tour, Prince Charles opened the Royal New Zealand Police College and received an honorary degree from the University of Otago.
  • 17-30 April 1983: The Prince and Princess of Wales toured New Zealand with their first son, Prince William.
  • 5-10 February 1994: Prince Charles’s 1994 tour included visits to Tūrangawaewae Marae and the West Coast.
  • 5-10 March 2005: Prince Charles visited Otago, Wellington and Auckland.
  • 10-16 November 2012: The Prince of Wales and his second wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, toured New Zealand to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. They visited Auckland, Wellington, Manawatū and Christchurch.
    Prince Charles shakes a man's hand in a crowd of people
  • 4-9 November 2015: The Duchess of Cornwall joined the Prince of Wales on a visit to Wellington, Nelson, New Plymouth, Dunedin, Westport, Ngāruawahia and Auckland.
  • 17-23 November 2019: On their third joint visit to New Zealand, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited Auckland, Waitangi, Christchurch and Kaikōura.
Last updated: 
Saturday, 10 September 2022

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