Prince William and Kate Middleton down under

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and their son, Prince George, are kicking off a 10-day visit to New Zealand. It’s the royal 8-month-old’s first official trip. (Reuters)


Prince William and Kate Middleton kicked off a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia, receiving a warm welcome which included touching noses and meeting Maori warriors. The royal couple arrived on Monday with their baby son, Prince George.


Prince William receives a hongi, a traditional Maori greeting, from a Maori elder in New Zealand on April 7. William, wife Kate Middleton and their son, Prince George, are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. (Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)

The royals meet a Maori warrior during a welcoming ceremony. (Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)


The Associated Press reports the royal couple plans to spend the next few weeks enjoying a wine tasting, meeting with “The Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson, and visiting Christchurch, which was devastated by an earthquake in 2011.

Nick Kirkpatrick is a digital photo editor at The Washington Post. Follow him on Instagram or on Twitter.
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