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Prince William and Kate Middleton down under

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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 the foreign photo editor at the Washington Post. Follow him on Instagram or Twitter.
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