Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall,
will spend the final day of their six-day tour of New Zealand
in quake-ravaged Christchurch today.
The royals are in the country on the final leg of their
Diamond Jubilee tour representing the Queen.
The prince and duchess are due to arrive in Christchurch
about midday where they will be welcomed at the Christchurch
City Council by mayor Bob Parker, Canterbury Earthquake
Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Canterbury Earthquake
Recovery Agency (CERA) chief executive Roger Sutton.
From there the royals will meet privately 20 people who were
seriously injured in the deadly February 22, 2011 quake and
They'll then visit some of the areas of the city hardest hit
by the quake, including the central business district red
In addition to seeing some of the quake's devastating impacts
first hand, the couple will also get a sense of the work
that's being done to rebuild the city.
The royals will visit the Re:Start shipping container mall on
Cashel Street, where they'll meet Sam Johnson, the founder of
the student volunteer army which helped with much of the
The final public engagement of the royal tour will be a trip
to the 150th Canterbury A&P show with New Zealand Prime
Minister John Key and Minister for Primary Industries David
Prince Charles and Camilla depart Christchurch bound for