On Saturday, May 9, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales arrived in fantastic Wellington, New Zealand for a seven-day official visit.
Upon his arrival at Wellington Airport the handsome royal was warmly welcomed by the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mr. John Key, and the Mayor of Wellington, Ms. Celia Wade-Brown. Moments later Prince Harry and his delegation were driven to Government House the Governor General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, and his wife, Lady Janine Mateparae, as well as other officials were waiting for their royal guest. Whilst at Government House Prince Harry received the Powhiri, a traditional Maori welcome.
After a lovely reception at Government House, Prince Harry and his delegation visited the National War Memorial Park. According to Kensington Palace the park:
“…commemorates all New Zealanders who have died in military conflicts, both before and since the First World War and will become a focal point of the Government’s WW100 program to mark the centenary of the First World War. The Park provides a place to honour sacrifice and service, to remember New Zealander’s contribution in times of war and to inspire and educate future generations. It is also intended as a symbol of the country’s enduring international relationships with other nations, forged as a result of shared experiences of military conflict.”
For more information about today’s activities as well as to view photos please click the links below.