SYDNEY - Heir to the British throne, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla reached New Zealand's capital Wellington Wednesday on a 12-day tour of New Zealand and Australia.
On a wet and windy day the British royal couple, accompanied by New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh, offered flowers at the National War Memorial Park.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall also held a brief meeting with several veterans of the Second World War and the Korean War, including British paratroopers, according to TVNZ broadcaster.
The royal couple will also meet New Zealand's Governor-general Jerry Mateparae, who acts as the representative of Queen Elizabeth II, the head of state of the former British colony.
After the conclusion of their visit to New Zealand, Prince Charles and Camilla are scheduled to visit Australia between Nov. 10 and Nov. 15.