Rotorua's Sam Holmes is going to have a birthday to remember when she spends her special day with the future King of England.
Miss Holmes is one of 64 New Zealanders who have been given the opportunity to spend their birthday - November 14 - with Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall.
Prince Charles is next in the line of succession to the throne.
Miss Holmes, who will turn 23, said she was still in a little bit of shock after her father called last Saturday to tell her she had been selected.
"I'm very excited, I'd be silly not to go and meet royalty.
"I entered because I thought it would be a fun experience and I never thought I'd get chosen.
"I've never won anything in my life. I kind of did it for dad as well, he said there was no harm in entering, so I did.
"I've never been to Government House so it will be an awesome experience."
The Prince is visiting New Zealand as part of the Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations, and will spend his birthday at Government House with Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae, who also celebrates his birthday on November 14.
Prince Charles will be 64.
Miss Holmes' father, Roy Holmes, said he was delighted his daughter had asked him to go along as he was born in England and would love to meet the royal couple. It's fantastic, a real once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," he said.
Government House Official Secretary Niels Holm said the birthday party was a wonderful opportunity for New Zealanders to meet Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
"That the diamond jubilee visit includes the Prince's birthday is a happy coincidence that we couldn't simply allow to pass without marking in a special Kiwi way.
"And what better way to mark the Prince's birthday than to invite New Zealanders from a wide range of backgrounds who are also celebrating their special day to join a most memorable party."
Mr Holm said more than 1500 people applied for an invitation, about one in six eligible New Zealanders, who came from all over the country and even from overseas.
Guests are not required to bring a present and the party will be held in the ballroom of Government House in Wellington.
All those who applied for an invitation but did not get selected would receive a birthday card from the Prince and the Governor-General.