Prince Charles to visit NZ this year

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife will visit New Zealand later this year.

Prime Minister John Key today confirmed the heir to the throne and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will touch down in November as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations marking a 60-year reign.

Queen Elizabeth II took the throne six decades ago today, on February 6 in 1952.

The pair's visit to New Zealand is part of a schedule including Australia, Canada and Papua New Guinea.

The Diamond anniversary marks a time of travel for many of the Royal Family. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh intend to trip widely across the UK this year, while other members will visit countries across the world, reported the BBC.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Malaysia, Singapore, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu, while Prince Harry will tour Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas.


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