The Straits Times
Published on Nov 11, 2012

Prince Charles, Lady Camilla begin tour of New Zealand


AUCKLAND (AP) - Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have visited an Auckland war museum and greeted indigenous Maori at the start of their tour of New Zealand.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall landed in Auckland on Saturday night and toured the city on Sunday.

The couple are visiting for six days on the last leg of their Pacific tour marking Queen Elizabeth II's 60th Jubilee.

Hundreds of people gathered at the Auckland War Memorial Museum to watch Prince Charles lay a wreath to commemorate Armistice Day, which marks the 1918 end of World War I. He said "Kia ora," a traditional Maori greeting. Lady Camilla's brimmed hat made it a little difficult for her to complete a "hongi," another traditional greeting in which two people press noses, but she managed.