Charles and Camilla charm big crowds
THOUSANDS of people turned out to shake the hands of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as they walked along Queens Wharf in Wellington this afternoon.
As they reached Frank Kitts Lagoon the crowd sang Happy Birthday to Prince Charles, who turned 64 today.
A pair of Maori waka met the Prince and Duchess at the lagoon, and Interislander ferry Arahura, as well as a police launch, lined the wharf as the royal couple continued on to Frank Kitts Park.
The royal couple will be spending the afternoon at Government House to celebrate the Prince’s birthday.
Prince Charles’ celebration at Government House will be shared with 64 New Zealanders who also have birthdays today, including the Prime Minister’s wife, Bronagh Key.
KAT DUGGAN captured the royal walk in photographs.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, addresses the crowd accompanied by her security guards.
People stretched the length of the wharf, and waited for the royals at Frank Kitts Park.
Interislander ferry, Arahura, and a Wellington Police launch honored the royal couple by Queens Wharf.
The crowd, and the media, greeted the royal couple at Frank Kitts Lagoon, where they sang Happy Birthday to the prince.
Two waka awaited Prince Charles and Camilla at the lagoon.