Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla tour: 'Intense media attention' expected

Royal fanatics are gearing up for the New Zealand tour of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The couple will have their first full day in the country on Monday, visiting various sites around Auckland. 

They touched down on Sunday afternoon, ahead of a six-day tour in the country.

Their official duties begin on Monday morning with a wreath-laying ceremony at a war memorial in Mt Roskill.

Residents in the community will then get a chance to meet the royals at a community centre, before Prince Charles is shown a social enterprise scheme.

They will end their day with a presentation of the Queen's Colour, a traditional air force ceremony, at Whenuapai Air Base.

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla tour: 'Intense media attention' expected
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Monarchy New Zealand chair Sean Palmer hopes the royal visit will put New Zealand on show.

"It's a great opportunity to shine the spotlight on New Zealand around the world," says Palmer. "Wherever members of the Royal Family travel, they're followed by very intense media attention."

He says he hopes Kiwis will get a chance to get to know the Prince of Wales a little better.

"This is a great opportunity for New Zealanders to meet the future King of New Zealand and for him to come to understand the issues that New Zealanders are concerned about."

The royal trip also includes a visit to quake-ravaged Kaikoura and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

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