In anticipation of the arrival of Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton and their son Prince George, we take a look at images tracing the history of royal visits to NZ.
Beginning in 1869 with an illustration of the Duke and Edinburgh arriving to our shores, up to Prince William's last visit here in 2011 following the Christchurch earthquake, and, of course, the iconic family shot on the lawns of Government House, we've pulled together the best pics over the ages.
Image 1 of 28 Image 2 of 28 Image 3 of 28 Image 4 of 28 Image 5 of 28 Image 6 of 28 Image 7 of 28 Image 8 of 28 Image 9 of 28 Image 10 of 28 Royal: Royal Tours: Prince Charles and Princess Anne 1970 New Zealand Woman's Weekly / NZH Archive. Image 11 of 28 Image 12 of 28 Image 13 of 28 Image 14 of 28 Image 15 of 28 Royal: Royal Tours: Prince Edward 1982 New Zealand Woman's Weekly / NZH Archive. Image 16 of 28 Prince Charles and Lady Diana at Waitangi in 1983 NAD 23Feb11 - ROYAL VISIT: Prince Charles and Lady Diana at Waitangi in 1983. PHOTO/FILE Image 17 of 28 Royal Tour of New Zealand 1983. Princess Diana receiving a nose press or hongi from Susan Piper, aged 16, during the royal welcome at Eden Park. 18 Ap Image 18 of 28 LOW RES AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 17: Prince William Arriving In New Zealand With His Nanny Barbara Barnes (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images) H Image 19 of 28 Royal Tours: Prince Charles, Princess Diana and Prince William on the front lawn of Government House Auckland. 1983 New Zealand Woman's Weekly / NZH Image 20 of 28 Image 21 of 28 Image 22 of 28 Queen with official party at Rehua Marae Christchurch WGC 14Apr11 - NZH 02Jun12 - Image 23 of 28 Image 24 of 28 170307kt50 Ceremony to honour the gallantry of Lance Sergeant Haane Manahi at Te Papiouru Marae, Ohinemutu, in Rotorua, attended by His Royal Highness Image 25 of 28 FILE MARCH 07, 2014: On Monday, March 10, 2014 Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex will celebrate his 50th Birthday. Prince Edward is the youngest of Queen Image 26 of 28 Image 27 of 28 Image 28 of 28 The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, with Manawatu mayor Margaret Kouvelis during their visit to Feilding. 15 November 2012. New Zealand Hera
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