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UK royals meet well-wishers in New Zealand

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 01:23

April 10 - Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet well-wishers in New Zealand on their first overseas trip since the birth of their child. Paul Chapman reports

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Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge lay a wreath to New Zealand killed in World War One as the centenary of the conflict approaches. They spent a considerable amount of time talking to people among the 5, 000-strong crowd at the event in Wellington. Some handed over toys for the couple's recently-arrived baby son although he was spending the day with his newly-appointed nanny. The World War One theme continued with a visit to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. The couple met Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings and Hobbit director Peter Jackson whose own collection of vintage aircraft is housed there. William has previously served as a helicopter pilot in the British Royal Air Force but this time he was keeping his feet firmly on the ground. Later, at a Government House reception, the second in line to the British throne tried his tongue at Maori. (SOUNDBITE)(Maori) PRINCE WILLIAM, DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE, SAYING: "Esteemed guest, greetings everyone. (SOUNDBITE)(English) PRINCE WILLIAM, DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE, SAYING: "No insults just yet." The couple are expected to leave their baby, Prince George, in Wellington as they travel around New Zealand over the coming days. The trip to New Zealand and Australia is their first overseas one since the birth of their first child.

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UK royals meet well-wishers in New Zealand

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 01:23