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Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Royal Tour 2014: Full Itinerary Of New Zealand & Australia Visit

What will Kate, Wills and baby George be getting up to Down Under?


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge embark on their royal tour of Australia and New Zealand from April 7 - 25.

Marking their third overseas joint tour together since getting married in 2011, the couple will be bringing their son Prince George along. Previously they've visited Canada and South East Asia.

Here's exactly what they'll be getting up to over the 20 day jam-packed tour:

Monday April 7, 11:45am: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the Military Terminal , Wellington Airport. They'll receive a Ceremonial Welcome at Government House, which will include a Maori Powhirim.

Tuesday April 8: The royals will be spending the day privately as they get over their jetlag after the long journey.

Wednesday April 9, Wellington: Prince George will be part of his first public engagement as he joins the Duke and Duchess at a parents and babies morning at Government House.

Thursday April 10, Blenheim, 11am: Wreath laying ceremony at Blenheim Clock Tower to commemorate the World War I centenary, followed by a public walk through Seymour Square.

Kate and William during their royal tour 2012 (WENN)

1:15pm: Flying day at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre with Sir Peter Jackson the Oscar winning director of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Evening: State Reception where William will unveil a portrait of the Queen.

Fact: The Queen granted the Duke and Duchess permission for Prince William to travel on the same plane as Prince George. As the second and third heirs to the throne they would've had to travel separately.

Friday 11 April, Auckland, 11:20am: The Duke and Duchess will meet families of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) at Whenuapai Air Force Base.

12:15pm: The couple will take a public drive down Beaumont and Jellicoe Street

1pm: The Duke and Duchess will be pitted against each other in a race across Auckland Harbour in Team New Zealand Americas Cup yachts.

3pm: The royals will take a ride on a Sealegs craft (a boat that can be driven out of the water).

Fact: The Duke and Duchess will be attending 25 separate engagements during their 20 day visit Down Under.

Saturday April 12, Waikato, 11:15am: The couple will split for the morning with the Duke making a visit to the Pacific Aerospace where they manufacture aircraft. The Duchess will visit Rainbow Place, a children’s hospice.

12:45pm: A public drive through Cambridge town centre, stopping at the War Memorial.

1:30pm: The couple will open the Avantidrome, velodrome and meet Olympic athletes.

Sunday April 13, Dunedin, 10am: Couple will attend Holy Communion service at Cathedral Church of St Paul

11:45am: Kate and Wills are expected to watch and participate in a Rippa Rugby tournament (don’t worry it’s non touch)

 

Kate and Wills in Singapore 2012 (Splash News)

Queenstown, 2:15pm: Duke and Duchess will meet local winemakers for a spot of wine tasting.

3:30pm: To finish the day they’ll enjoy a ride on a Shotover Jet, a 50mph white water ride with Ngai Tahu youth

Fact: This is one of the nights they’ll be spending away from Prince George who will remain behind in Wellington.

Monday 14 April, Christchurch 10:30am: A formal welcoming ceremony at the Christchurch City Council building.

11am: CTV Building Memorial Park and the Transitional Cathedral for a service of remembrance for those who died in the 2011 earthquake

11:30am: Public walk and ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 event in Latimer Square

12:30pm: Opening the Christchurch Visitor’s Centre in the Botanic Gardens.

1pm: Future Focus event at Wigram Air Force Museum.

Tuesday, April 15: No public events.

Kate, William, George and little Lupo (JasonBell/CameraPress)

Wednesday April 16, Wellington, 10am: A visit to the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua.

11:15am: Duke and Duchess will make a public drive along Willis Street and walk through the Civic Square accompanied by the Mayor of Wellington.

12pm: The couple will make their way to the airport before departing for Australia.

Australia

Wednesday, 16 April, Sydney: The three royals will arrival in Sydney and head straight to a reception at the Sydney Opera House. After the reception they'll be taking a boat across the harbour to Admiralty House which will be their base in the country.

Fact: Admiralty house is the official Sydney residence of the Governor General of Australia and is located in the suburb of Kirrbilli.

Kate greeting well-wishers in South East Asia (WENN)

Thursday, April 17, Sydney: The couple will visit the Blue Mountains and meet families affected by the bushfires last October.

Friday, April 18, Sydney: The Duke and Duchess will visit the Sydney Royal Easter Show, which attracts around 900,000 people each year. (Prince George is expected to join his parents).

The Duchess will then be visiting Bear Cottage Children's Hospice where she's expected to make a speech as well as meeting children, their families and staff at the centre. They will finish the day by attending a surf lifesaving demonstration.

Saturday April 19, Brisbane: A visit to RAAF Amberley, airbase before attending a reception at the Brisbane Convention Centre where they'll be meeting young people.

Sunday April 20, Sydney: Kate and William will attend an Easter Sunday Service at St Andrew's Cathedral. In the afternoon they'll be visiting Taronga Zoo where the bilby enclosure is being named after Prince George.(So expect the tot to be attending!)

Monday, April 21: No public engagements.

Fact: The couple will be taking Prince George's full-time nanny Maria with them on the trip as well as a hairdresser, an orderly, two private secretaries, a personal assistant and tour secretary.

Tuesday April 22, Uluru: The Duke and Duchess will spend their second night away from George during the tour, when they take an overnight camping visit to Uluru (Ayres Rock). There they will visit the National Indigenous Training Academy and the Uluru Cultural Centre where they will view Aboriginal art display.

Kate and William will spend a romantic evening in the Outback (WENN)

Wednesday April 23, Adelaide: The couple will be visiting the Northern Sound System Studios where they'll be viewing a young person's music workshop before a reception at Playford civil centre.

Thursday April 24, Canberra: The couple will first visit the National Portrait Gallery, before attending a reception at Parliament House hosted by the Prime Minister. Here they will take part in a tree-planting ceremony at the National Arboretum before attending a reception thrown by the Governor-General.

Fact: Kate's tour wardrobe in 2012 cost £35,000 but rumours are she'll be far exceeding that this time around after visits to a string of high end designer boutiques including Ralph & Russo.

Kate apparently paid a visit to luxury boutique Ralph & Russo (SplashNews)

Friday April 25, Canberra: The Duke and Duchess will mark Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Day (ANZAC) by attending the ANZAC march and commemorative service to pay tribute to servicemen who have died in conflict.

The couple will lay wreaths during the ceremonies, which will mark the centenary of the beginning of World War l. They will also be planting a Lone Pine tree in the Memorial Garden.

They're expected to depart later that day after a very busy few weeks!

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