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Royal Tour in Review

Television (Full Length) – 1983

This documentary reviews that 1983 Royal Tour downunder by Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The tour was notable for the presence of royal baby William; images of the son and heir playing with a Buzzy Bee on the lawn of Government House in Auckland were published around the world. The royals also visit the ballet, banquet, waka, hongi, plant kauri, and see Red Checkers and firemen’s displays. Prince Charles’s duties include announcing an extra holiday for school kids and he meets younger bro Edward on his gap year (tutoring at Wanganui Collegiate).

I hope that his [William's] presence here has helped to provide that family feeling that I know my wife and I feel is so important. He has explored Auckland to the best of his ability incognito and he's managed to get to places like Long Bay, and Wenderholm, and even Cornwall Park. And Government House will never be the same again!
– Prince Charles, in his farewell address