During their recent visit to New Zealand, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were given a crash course in all things Kiwi (that’s a nickname for anything which originates from New Zealand, like the Kiwi bird). The royal couple met indigenous Maori and Charles said “Kia ora”, a traditional Maori greeting. Camilla tried to do a “hongi”, another traditional greeting in which two people press their noses together. She had some difficulty because she was wearing a very large hat. The couple also attended a children’s show starring Hairy Maclary, a fictional dog. The only disappointment for the prince was that he didn’t have time to try another two Kiwi inventions: zorbing and bungee jumping.
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- Royals have ‘crash-course in all things Kiwi’ (stuff.co.nz)
- Nose to see you Camilla, say Maoris (independent.ie)