Tag Archives: Prince Charles

Felix Kelly’s Surreal Truro to Be Auctioned

Felix Kelly’s Surreal Truro to Be Auctioned

An oil painting depicting a Cornwall town’s landmarks by New Zealand artist Felix Kelly and commissioned by Prince Charles is to go under the hammer. Auckland-born Kelly, who has exhibited alongside names such as Lucian…

Prince Charles Made Honorary Head of NZ Defence

Prince Charles Made Honorary Head of NZ Defence

Prince Charles has been appointed Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Field Marshal of the Army and Marshal of the Air Force. “These appointments recognise the consistent and strong support Prince…

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa honoured by Royal College of Music

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa honoured by Royal College of Music

The Prince of Wales presented legendary Kiwi soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa with an honorary doctorate at a ceremony at the Royal College of Music. “It’s a great honour to be given such a title…

Geoff Sewell’s Guerilla Opera Singers Hit Exclusive Parties

Geoff Sewell’s Guerilla Opera Singers Hit Exclusive Parties

Former Amici Forever tenor New Zealander Geoff Sewell and his wife Simone Lanham run London-based Incognito Artists, a group of performers who specialise in “guerrilla opera” – available for hire as “chefs,”…

We’ll Never be Royals – Clark

We’ll Never be Royals – Clark

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark appears to have taken teenage pop sensation Lorde’s lyrical sentiment – “We’ll never be royals” – to heart. In comments following a meeting at Clarence House in London with…

Dame Kiri Becomes Dame Melba on Downton

Dame Kiri Becomes Dame Melba on Downton

New Zealand-born opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, who has sung for presidents and princes, including in front of a 600-million audience at Prince Charles’s wedding to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, has revealed…

Prince Charles and Camilla Arrive in New Zealand

Prince Charles and Camilla Arrive in New Zealand

Prince Charles and Camilla arrive in New Zealand as part of their tour celebrating the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

Waka Honouring Prince Charles’ Birthday

Waka Honouring Prince Charles’ Birthday

Wellington maori perform a waka ceremony in honour of Prince Charles’ 64th birthday.

Honouring the Greats

Honouring the Greats

Prince Charles is greeted with a hongi by Bruce Simpson from the Ngati Ranana London Maori Club during a reception at St James’s Palace for prominent New Zealanders, Australians and Papua New Guineans….

Remembered Always

Remembered Always

The Prince of Wales has joined a congregation of some 19 — mainly made up of London-based New Zealanders — at a Westminster Abbey memorial service for the victims of February’s Christchurch earthquake. At…

Cake History For Sale

Cake History For Sale

New Zealand woman Katrina Greenslade is selling a piece of wedding cake on online auction site Trade Me which she says is from the 1981 wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. She said…

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

“New Zealand has marked the Queen’s 84th birthday by rejecting an attempt to abolish the monarchy,” writes Paul Chapman for The Telegraph. A bill that would have set up a referendum on the country becoming…

Remembrance Made Permanent

Remembrance Made Permanent

The long-awaited NZ war memorial in London’s Hyde Park was officially opened on Remembrance Day, in the presence of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William, Tony Blair and Helen Clark. Described as “striking” by…

Right Royal Exposure

Right Royal Exposure

The Queen’s official 80th birthday was marked in suitably sumptuous fashion, with a 4-course lunch at Mansion House for more than 350 guests. The four British chefs charged with overseeing the dinner won the honour after competing…

Right Royal Stand-off

Right Royal Stand-off

The Guardian ran an overview of NZ media coverage of Prince Charles’ recent tour of the country. Commentary ranged from the Christchurch Press dismissing the Prince as “a faintly comic participant in a toffee-nosed soap opera” to…

Baby Steps

Baby Steps

“The best place I ever visited was probably Australia and New Zealand in 1983 with Prince Charles and Princess Diana when they took William. In Auckland where the tour ended the pictures of Diana and Charles…

Coastal Edge

Coastal Edge

Victoria looks to follow New Zealand’s lead on marine reserves, seen as a “back-up” for species conservation, and a way of replenishing fishing stocks. Prince Charles supports a similar idea in the Bay if Biscay.

Royal Bird

Royal Bird

“No one who has seen an albatross on the wing is ever likely to forget the experience,” says Prince Charles. New Zealand’s Chatham Island albatross is down to 4000 pairs.