Royal snapshot: Rockstar reception
The royal couple were greeted with a rockstar reception as the small town of Blenheim turned red, white, and blue to welcome the famous regal visitors today. Up to 5000 people queued five-deep, waved Union Jacks and raised smartphones and tablets to get a glimpse of the famous pair. There was a real sense of community, like an upbeat version of Anzac Day. Some royal commentators remarked it was the biggest turnout for a royal visit by a provincial centre since Charles and Diana.