Royal baby to light up Chch Airport

  • 10/07/2013

Christchurch Airport has pledged to light up with baby blue and pink every night in anticipation of the birth of the royal baby.

The heir to the British throne is expected to be born on July 13, and has already been bestowed with a royal title – His or Her Royal Highness the Prince or Princess of Cambridge.

Christchurch Airport CEO Jim Boult says airport staff couldn't wait to see if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge produce a baby daughter or son, so they decided to spread the excitement.

"We have been known to go red and black to support the Crusaders and black and white for the All Blacks," he says.

"[But] at the moment, millions of people all over the world are waiting to see whether the royal baby is a prince or princess, so we were very happy to work with Monarchy New Zealand to be lit up when the future king or queen is born."

The airport's terminal and control tower will alternate between pink and blue until the baby is born and will then stay either blue or pink for a week.

The measure is a part of a wider movement organised by Monarchy New Zealand, which has coaxed several national landmarks to light up for the occasion.

The Sky Tower and The Cloud in Auckland, Dunedin Town Hall, Otago Settlers Museum, Napier's Gilray Fountain and Hamilton's Victoria Bridge are also getting in on the action.

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