Since The Cambridges have officially touched down for the beginning of their royal tour I thought it would be a good idea to give you all a rundown of their itinerary.
Remember, Australia/New Zealand are about 16 hours ahead of Eastern Time in the United States. It is presently 8:15am on Monday, April 7 where I am (Rhode Island), but it’s already 12:15am on April 8 in Wellington, New Zealand where The Cambridges are currently.
(The below timetables are courtesy of The Daily Mirror.)
- April 7 – Wellington: Arrive to ceremonial welcome. (Due to the time difference, this happened yesterday, and you can check out the photos here!)
- April 8 – Rest. (This day of rest is actually today, April 7 – for those of you in the US or Europe.)
- April 9 – Wellington: Meet parents and their babies at Government House, hopefully with George.
- April 10 – Blenheim: Events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.
- Wellington: State Reception where William will unveil a portrait of the Queen.
- April 11 – Auckland: Meet serving air force personnel and their families. Race each other across Auckland Harbour in Team New Zealand Americas Cup yachts. Ride on a Sealegs craft – boat that can be driven into and out of water.
- April 12 – Waikato: William views an aircraft factory while Kate goes to a children’s hospice. Both travel through Hamilton town centre and meet Olympic athletes and open the new velodrome.
- April 13 – Dunedin (Travel away from George for one night): Maori tribal welcome, visit cathedral then watch and participate in a Rippa Rugby tournament – non contact rugby.
- Queenstown: Wine tasting, travel on the Shotover Jet – 50mph white water ride.
- April 14 – Christchurch: Ceremony for those who died in 2011 earthquake. Watch a 2015 Cricket World Cup event, later visit air force museum and memorial wall.
- April 15 – Rest.
- April 16 – Wellington: Visit a police training college, sign the city’s visitor book then depart.
- April 16 – Sydney: Arrive and attend reception at the Sydney Opera House.
- April 17 – Sydney: Fire-ravaged street in Blue Mountains.
- April 18 – Sydney: Attend the Royal Easter Show, visit a children’s hospice before watching a demonstration by surf life-saving volunteers.
- April 19 – Brisbane: RAF base visit then reception for Queensland’s young people.
- April 20 – Sydney: Cathedral service then visit Taronga Zoo where the bilby enclosure is being named after Prince George.
- April 21 – Rest.
- April 22 – Uluru (Ayres Rock) (Second night away from George): Visit the National Indigenous Training Academy, view Aboriginal art display then walk round part of the rock.
- April 23 – Adelaide: View young people’s music workshop and watch skateboarding display.
- April 24 – Canberra: Visit the National Portrait Gallery, attend a reception at Parliament House, plant a tree at the National Arboretum.
- April 25 – Canberra: Attend ANZAC Day March, lay a wreath and plant a ‘Lone Pine’ tree in the Memorial Garden.
- Depart for home.