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Fans welcome British royals to Dunedin

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 01:26

Apr.13 - Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are coach children's rugby teams in New Zealand, as images of Kate nose-rubbing a local maori girl go viral on the internet. Sarah Toms reports.

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The British Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton headed to the city of Dunedin on South Island on the seventh day of their tour of New Zealand. Hundreds of supporters greeted the couple at the airport. Some had travelled across New Zealand, camping out overnight for just a glimpse of the royals. And Kate couldn't resist showing off her new skills of the traditional Maori greeting -- a nose rub. The couple dressed up for a service at the city's Cathedral to mark Palm Sunday to the delight of the waiting crowds. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LOCAL RESIDENTS ELAINE AITKEN (L) AND JANE FALCONER (R) SAYING: "We've been here since five o'clock." "Five o'clock but I was here at 4 o'clock this morning. I ran down here in my pyjamas to make sure that i had a space." Kate brightened up the grey day in a dress by New Zealand designer Emilia Wickstead teamed with a Jane Taylor hat. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED LOCAL GIRL SAYING: "Did it have that feather sticking out of it?" "I like that." After church, they dressed down to coach rugby at the town's Forsyth Barr Stadium. The couple gave their own primary school rugby teams a pep talk before they faced off. UPSOT: CATHERINE WITH HER TEAM SHOUTING (English) "GO PIRATES" Kate may have beaten her husband at the sailing in Auckland Harbour two days ago but William exacted revenge on the rugby field. His side, the Cluthas beat the Duchess' team, the Pirates.

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Fans welcome British royals to Dunedin

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 01:26