Prince Charles will celebrate his 64th birthday in Wellington
today where the royal couple will open New Zealand's Diamond
Jubilee gift to the Queen.
The gift is a new visitor centre at Government House, where a
powhiri for Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of
Cornwall, begins about midday.
Members of the public have a chance to meet Their Royal
during a walkabout along the Wellington waterfront about
The Prince of Wales will meet Prime Minister John Key and
Labour leader David Shearer during his day in the country's
Birthday celebrations begin tonight in the ballroom of
Government House with 64 New Zealanders who share the
Prince's birthday - including Mr Key's wife, Bronagh, and
Governor-General Lieutenant General Sir Jerry Mateparae -
invited to join the heir to the throne.
The Prince and Duchess have a busy schedule today including
the walk along the waterfront and visiting Weta Workshop.
The Prince of Wales will also be presented with the New
Zealand Armed Forces Award by the Chief of Defence Force
Lieutenant General Rhys Jones.
During their time in Auckland. a known anti-royalist was
arrested for allegedly preparing to throw a bucket-full of
manure over the Prince and Duchess during their walkabout on
Queen St on Monday.
The couple's week in New Zealand is the last leg of their
Pacific tour during the Diamond Jubilee.