Prince William to visit Australia and New Zealand - Thursday 17th to Monday 21st March 2011
8th March 2011Prince William is to pay a visit to New Zealand and to Australia on behalf of The Queen following the natural disasters in both countries. Prince William will visit following invitations extended by the Prime Minister of New Zealand and the Prime Minister of Australia. The Prince will meet those affected by the recent disasters as well as meeting members of the emergency and other support services.
Prince William will first visit Christchurch from 17th-18th March, where he will attend a National Memorial Service on Friday 18th March, as well as undertake other engagements in the area. The Prince will also visit Greymouth, near the site of the recent disaster at the Pike River Mine.