Live coverage: Royal couple in Wellington

01:11, Apr 16 2014

Join us as we follow the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their final day of their tour of New Zealand.

Today the royal couple will be visible at three locations in Wellington, but the best chance to see them will be during their drive through the city, followed by a walkabout in Civic Square.

One for the archives #RoyalVisitNZ

And off to Australia they go! Ka kite ano from New Zealand! #RoyalVisitNZ


William, Kate & Prince George leave Wellington for Sydney via @WomansDayNZ #RoyalVisitNZ

Australian airforce plane waiting for the royals. Wellington airport. #RoyalVisitNZ #RoyalVisitAustralia

12.06pm: The royal couple have left Civic Square, ending their public duties during their tour of New Zealand. They will now travel to Wellington Airport where they will fly to Australia. 

She is perfect. #RoyalVisitNZ


Signing the Wellington city visitors' book #RoyalVisitNZ #sun!

I must say, Prince William appears to be under the weather today. He's not his typical cheery self. #RoyalVisitNZ #royaltourNZ

A Prince! #RoyalVisitNZ

And William. Even better with kids since he became a dad himself. #RoyalVisitNZ

Kate & William are both great at getting down to kids' levels. #RoyalVisitNZ

#RoyalVisitNZ what happens to the flowers???

William & Kate receiving flowers from some very cute little girls in Civic Square #RoyalVisitNZ

A wave from Prince William #RoyalVisitNZ

11.25am: The royal couple are now on their way to Wellington's CBD.

#RoyalVisitNZ birds eye view

Signing our Visitor Book #RoyalVisitNZ

Haera Ra to the Royal Couple from New Zealand Police #royalvisitnz

Good crowd outside Civic Square in #Wellington waiting for #RoyalVisitNZ

The Police College's other Royal visitors #royalvisitnz

11.05am: The royal couple have been gifted a mini mock police uniform for growing Prince George. 

A gift for Prince George #RoyalVisitNZ

11am: Good news! Blue sky has been spotted above Civic Square...

Blue sky in Civic Square #RoyalVisitNZ

Meeting our Police Dog foster families #RoyalVisitNZ

10.51am: Whlle the royal couple visit the police college, Wellingtonians battle out the weather to wait for the walkabout in Civic Square. 

Crowd waiting excitedly. Civic Square. #RoyalVisitNZ

Our newest pups get the royal treatment #RoyalVisitNZ

Gucci and her two puppies are about to meet the Royal Couple #RoyalVisitNZ

William & Kate meet police puppies! So Cute! #RoyalVisitNZ

10.27am: The royal couple are now being shown what goes on in the police college gym, with officers demonstrating training techniques of how to deal with aggressive offenders, along with forcing offenders on to the ground, and cuffing them. 

10.25am: The duchess is wearing a navy blue skirt suit by New Zealand designer Rebecca Taylor. 

Still smiling, despite the weather #RoyalVisitNZ @nzpolice

A smile from Kate in the pouring rain #RoyalVisitNZ

It's a wet Wellington welcome at the Police College #RoyalVisitNZ @nzpolice

Our Kapahaka group welcoming the Royal Couple #RoyalVisitNZ

The Duke and Duchess represent in navy blue at the Police College today #RoyalVisitNZ

9.45am: The royal couple, potentially with Prince George in tow, are due at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua at 10am. 

9.40am: Wellington City Council spokesman Clayton Anderson said council staff and local hosts were in Civic Square dispensing hot drinks to the wet, waiting masses. 

Hardy souls in Civic Square. Dilemma dilemma over best place to stand! #royalvisitnz

9.30am: People started arriving in Civic Square before 6am to get a prime position. They waited in the wet and the cold - all for the chance that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will do more than simply walk past and wave.

They have rehearsed their lines, others have presents ready, and one is dressed as a buzzy bee. The royals are due to arrive at Civic Square at 11.25am.

Advice to Kate.. Wear your hair up today honey, no amount of product will stop the frizz today #RoyalVisitNZ #weather #Wellington

Where to be for tomorrow's public appearance #RoyalVisitNZ RT @GovGeneralNZ: Map of the public drive route

Anyone else thinking of wearing a wetsuit and gumboots to the royal walkabout? #royalvisitnz

Hoping Kate wears at kiwi designer today for the last day of the #RoyalVisitNZ

Prime spot. Saturated and cold #worth it #RoyalVisitNZ

7.50am: True to form, Wellington is going to deliver another rainy day for the final royal walkabout. Baby Prince George is expected to be with them on their visit to the Police College in the morning, but during the walkabout he is likely to be waiting at Wellington's military airport terminal. 

Around 7 am, pouring rain and there's already pp waiting to see #RoyalVisitNZ . That's commitment.

The Duke and Duchess are in the Capital for their last day of #RoyalVisitNZ!

Here and ready for the #RoyalVisitNZ

Some peeps be really prepared. #RoyalVisitNZ

Yesterday: Preparations for the royal visit began in central Wellington. 

Civic Square's getting ready for #RoyalVisitNZ. Remember to head in early to get a good spot tomorrow…

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