The Queen's granddaughter, Zara Phillips, will visit the University of Auckland tomorrow morning to speak with researchers about spinal cord injury.
Ms Phillips, a championship-winning horse rider, was visiting the university as a guest of the CatWalk trust, a New Zealand organisation focused on fundraising to support research into spinal cord injuries.
Ms Phillips has been a patron of the trust since 2005 and will attend the organisation's 10 year anniversary party at Sky City tomorrow night.
"It is both a privilege and a pleasure for me to serve as International Patron for The CatWalk Trust," Ms Phillips said in a quote on the trust's website.
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"The cause of Spinal Cord Injury is one close to my heart ... CatWalk has set itself some ambitious goals - but knowing the dedication of its supporters, I share their confidence that a cure is not far away."
The royal will meet University of Auckland Medical School researchers at 9.30 tomorrow morning at the Centre for Brain Research.
Several politicians were also attending, said university spokeswoman Suzi Phillips.