Royal couple to visit Dunedin attractions

Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Dunedin next Thursday. Photo Reuters
Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Dunedin next Thursday. Photo Reuters
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will arrive in Dunedin by train, and visit the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum and Orokonui Ecosanctuary among other locations on their visit next Thursday.

The couple's schedule was made public by the Department of Internal Affairs today.

The Royal couple will arrive the Mosgiel Railway Station at 1.15pm, and board the Taieri Gorge Railway train, arriving at the Dunedin Railway Station at 1.45pm.

From there they will walk to the Toitu Settlers Museum, the main opportunity for members of the public to see them in Dunedin.

At Toitu the Royal couple will meet descendants of Otago's earliest settlers in the Smith Gallery.

At 2.50pm Prince Charles will visit Animation Research, while the Duchess will attend a literature event at the University of Otago in recognition of Dunedin's status as a UNESCO City of Literature.

At 4pm the pair will visit Orokonui Ecosanctuary, where Prince Charles will give a brief address to environmental groups in recognition of Conservation Week.

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