The Duke and Duchess of Sussex' arrival in Rotorua in a couple of weeks will add to an already rich history of royal visits to the city.
When Prince Harry and his wife Meghan arrive on October 31, it will mark the eighth royal visit to the city since 1870.
Visitors in the late 1800s and early 1900s
Prince Alfred, the second eldest son of Queen Victoria, made the first recorded royal visit to New Zealand in 1869.
His trip to Rotorua in 1870 drew the attention of the world and, with the world's press in tow, the event was a significant stimulus for tourism.
He stopped at Ohinemutu during the visit to gift the bust of Queen Victoria to Māori.
The donation was significant to Māori as Queen Victoria was the crown signatory on Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) signed in 1840.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, later King George V and Queen Mary, made the second trip to the bubbling city at the heart of the North Island.
They came to Rotorua in 1901, only 21 years after the signing of the Fenton Agreement, which established Rotorua as a city.
During the visit the Duke was presented with a huia feather on arrival at Te Papaioururu, which he wore in his hat for the remainder of the trip.
He was also presented with a greenstone toki (a tool similar to an axe) which he carried with him throughout the celebrations.
Their son, Prince Edward of Wales, visited Rotorua in 1920.
The prince, who is famous for his abdication in 1936, visited Rotorua to engage with Māori.
Thousands gathered to see the Prince at Ohinemutu and to see his public address at Whakarewarewa.
A newspaper article from the day said "the morning broke wet and bleak" and the "rain varied from a drizzle to a steady downpour".
Like his father Prince Edward was gifted a huia feather which went straight onto his hat.
His speech addressed the "people of Aotearoa".
"Your welcome fills me with gladness and with pride. Gladness that, following the path of my father the King I am come to see you in your own beautiful land, whose loveliness no other land excels, and pride that you should greet me thus with loyal and contended hearts in ancient Māori form."
In 1927 his brother the Duke of York and his wife, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, also made a visit to Rotorua.
On the first day they made a trip to Whakarewarewa, where they waited half an hour to see the Pōhutu geyser.
The last day of their visit was described by newspapers as a "truly brilliant" one.
The royal couple spent the morning at Arawa Park, with an estimated 4000 people, for Māori celebrations.
The demonstration went on for an hour and a half with hundreds of representatives from Taupō and Bay of Plenty tribes dancing with poi, singing waiata and performing haka.
A newspaper report said visitors were massed between the performers and the enclosing fence, sitting on the ground in the sun to get a glimpse of the royals.
Following the presentation the royal couple drove to the Government Gardens where they unveiled the Arawa War Memorial.
The Queen visited twice in the late 1900s
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have visited Rotorua on multiple occasions.
The couple first came to the city in 1954 during their "honeymoon tour".
Thousands lined the streets of Rotorua to welcome their entourage as they travelled through to Moose Lodge, in Rotoiti, where they stayed for four nights.
A large banner emblazoned with the words "haere mai" was hung on the outskirts of the city, nurses lined the base of Pukeroa Hill waving vigorously and along Tutanekei St people strained on tip toes to get a better view.
Rotorua district councillor Trevor Maxwell said he remembered running out from school in Ngongotahā and waving his Union Jack.
"A black car came along, we had a few quick waves and then she was gone."
The following day a crowd of 12,000 spectators and about 1400 performers descended on Arawa Park.
Newspaper clippings from the day revealed the Queen was particularly interested in the poi and the "gentle tapping on the wrists of the performance".
Throughout the 90-minute performance, she was seen to be fully engrossed, leaning forward in her chair to get a closer look.
She and the Duke each had a turn with the poi, swinging them gently.
In her public address she said she was "delighted to be able to make this visit" and there were gasps of "delighted surprise and a burst of cheering" when she ended the address with the line "kia ora koutou".
During their visit they also attended a public church service at St John's Presbyterian Church and visited Whakarewarewa.
At Whakarewarewa they watched the penny divers and took a guided tour with Guide Rangi.
The royal couple then enjoyed two private days at Moose Lodge with no official engagements.
In 1974 they came to Rotorua on an unofficial visit, bringing with them Prince Charles.
They attended a Māori concert at the Soundshell and enjoyed a walk along the lakefront before a small civic welcome at the Prince's Gates.
In 1977 the couple returned without Prince Charles. During this trip they visited local artists, dog trainers and the children and staff of the Cerebral Palsy Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh returned to Rotorua separately in 1995.
The Duke arrived in the country two days ahead of the Queen.
He was taken to Mokoia Island, where the previous Duke of Edinburgh visited more than 100 years prior.
While there he assumed his role as president of the World Wide Fund for Nature and visited a breeding programme for the endangered native stitchbird.
The Queen then arrived for a private visit to the New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute and then on to Whakarewarewa.
Visitors in the early 2000's
Prince Andrew represented the Queen at a special ceremony at Te Papaiouru Marae, Ohinemutu, in 2007.
The ceremony was to formally recognise Haane Maanahi for his bravery at Takrouna Ridge in North Africa.
He gifted a sword, from King George VI's collection and an altar cloth for St Faith's Church.
During his visit he also went to the 28th Māori Battalion exhibition at Rotorua Museum and released a kiwi on Mokoia Island, named after his eldest daughter, Beatrice.
Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex will spend one day in the city.
Like his parents and grandparents, they will attend a pōhiri at Te Papaiouru Marae, Ohinemutu.
The couple will then head to Rainbow Springs to learn about the centre's kiwi breeding programme and name two kiwi chicks.
They will meet the public outside the Government Gardens, Enjoy the Redwoods Tree Walk and meet with invited representatives of the local mountain biking community at Whakarewarewa.