Sunday, November 18, 2012

Diamond Jubliee: Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall visit Papua New Guinea, New Zealand & Australia

Papua New Guinea

Day 1 (November 3)

Upon their arrival in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, the future monarch and his wife were  met with by  the Prime Minister, First Lady, other various dignitaries, and school children. After the brief welcome ceremony, Prince Charles inspected the Honor Guard.

Later, Prince Charles was invested with the insignia of a Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu - an honor which carries the title of chief - by governor general Sir Michael Ogio. Meanwhile, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall was presented with the insignia of a Companion of the Order of the Star of Melanesia and they both also received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee commemorative medal.

Day 2 (November 4)

Today, the Royal Couple attended a traditional church service and state dinner. 

Day 1 & 2 Photos


Day 1 (November 5)

Arrival and flight into Australia

Day 2 (November 6)

Prince Charles visited the the Australian Tapestry Workshop {Video} and visited a Cricket Clinic {Source}. The future monarch and his wife attended the 2012 Melbourne Cup {Photos}{Source}.

Day 3 (November 7)

 The Royal couple paid a visit to Kilkenny Primary School, where they toured the school and stopped for mingling and eating with the students and faculty {Source}. Afterward, they headed to the Goverment House to visit with some Kolas {Source}

The future monarch and his wife also paid visits to Penfolds Winery for an exhibition of SA food and wine; Adelaide Convention Centre for a showcase of economic activity; and Adelaide Rowing Club boathouse to meet and greet the public.

After that, they boarded a flight to Melborne.


Day 4 (November 8)

The Prince Charles of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall arrived for a brief visit in Tasmania. They arrived around lunchtime, and immediately went on a tour of The Woodcraft Shop. Afterward, Prince Charles met with local farmers and agricultural scientists. To end their visit to the area, the Royal Couple planted a tree at St Luke's Anglican Church, to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

On their next leg of the tour of Tasmania, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall attended a  luncheon hosted by Premier Lara Giddings at the historic Mill House in Richmond.

Day 5 (November 9)

The future Monarch and his wife arrived in Sydney, Australia. First on Prince Charles's agenda was to pay a visit to Sydney Harbor and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Later, he inspected the Royal Guard. 

Meanwhile, his future consort had an adgenda of her own. First, she was appointed as the colonel-in-chief of the Royal Australian Corps of the Military Police during a ceremony at the Victoria Barracks. In the afternoon, she attended the Women of the World reception at the Government House.

In the evening, the future monarch and consort paid a visit to the Sydney Opera House for the Diamond Jubilee Reception before heading off to dinner at the Admiralty House.


New Zealand

Day 1 (November 10)

Prior to their departure of Austrlaia for New Zealand,  Prince Charles and his second wife paid a visit to Canberra, Australia where they "...laid a wreath at the Australian War Memorial..." as well as met with Australian Prime Minister, Ms. Julia Gillard. {Source}

Afterward, they boarded a flight to New Zealand.

Day 2 (November 11)

As it was Remembrance Day, the future King and his second wife did exactly what they would've done if they were home on this day. They attended a service honoring New Zealand's fallen soilders, and laid a wreath {Source}. Prior to the service, the royal pair toured the Auckland War Memorial Museum and mingled with elders from the city's main tribe Ngati Whatua in the building's Hall of Memories, where the names of Auckland's World War II dead are inscribed and  rubbed noses with their Maori hosts in the traditional greeting.

Day 3 (November 12)

During the day, the couple embarked on a walking tour of Auckland, New Zealand. Prince Charles paid a visit to the AUT Millennium sport institute. Meanwhile, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to East Tamaki Primary School. Afterward, he was joined by his wife for a performance of a Kiwi childhood classic Hairy Maclary.{Source}

In the evening, they attended a dinner for the Diamond Jubilee Trust with people who made significant donations to the trust {Source}.

Day 4 (November 13)

Rest day for the future Monarch and his wife. They performed no official engagements today.

Day 5 (November 14)Prince Charles's 64th birthday

The Royal Couple paid a visit to Wellington ,New Zealand. While there, Prince Charles visitedto a Weta Workshop to tour the set and meet with some of the actors from the upcoming film  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

In the evening, the future king and his wife attended a birthday party for the Prince  that was also attended by local dignataries and 64 citizens ranging from 14-101 who also share Prince Charles's birthday{Source}{Source}

Day 6 (November 15)

The future King and his second wife paid a visit to the small town of Feidling, New Zealand. To start their visit, they participated in a walk about at a local farmer's market.{Photos}. Afterward, Prince Charles paid a visit to New Zealand Air Force staff and families at  Ohakea Air Base.{Photos}

Day 7 (November 16)

 The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall attend the Victoria Clock ceremony where the Prince's letter to the city after the 2010 earthquake was placed in a time capsule on November 16, 2012 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Afterward, they attended the Canterbury A&P Show before bording a flight home.


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