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 pic.twitter.com/Gp3s3EQqFd

And off to Australia they go! Ka kite ano from New Zealand! #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/Fr5btWFEKv

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William, Kate & Prince George leave Wellington for Sydney via @WomansDayNZ #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/dAnDFGd1P6

Australian airforce plane waiting for the royals. Wellington airport. #RoyalVisitNZ #RoyalVisitAustralia pic.twitter.com/Qml6MBpEvk

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 pic.twitter.com/70vQuT4jKt

Wow!!#RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/ULTR7zHNnh

Signing the Wellington city visitors' book #RoyalVisitNZ #sun! pic.twitter.com/M4KXhj92Ob

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

A Prince! #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/CbMAxXTuDA

And William. Even better with kids since he became a dad himself. #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/M01W7MDSDF

Kate & William are both great at getting down to kids' levels. #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/Kwa4fLbeTF

#RoyalVisitNZ what happens to the flowers??? pic.twitter.com/wgQo9rUsuN

William & Kate receiving flowers from some very cute little girls in Civic Square #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/y7dtlWIth0

A wave from Prince William #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/yh2CgjXTpl

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

#RoyalVisitNZ birds eye view pic.twitter.com/n0ytsAlMmx

Signing our Visitor Book #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/PI3f3TXt3a

Haera Ra to the Royal Couple from New Zealand Police #royalvisitnz pic.twitter.com/rduBMxD2fG

Good crowd outside Civic Square in #Wellington waiting for #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/sJW9CvmPfQ

The Police College's other Royal visitors #royalvisitnz http://t.co/A1m3HXARQ3

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

A gift for Prince George #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/pkKmfuUEGk

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

Blue sky in Civic Square #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/LlACJr6RtH

Meeting our Police Dog foster families #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/OsAahvtXIx

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 pic.twitter.com/aCcE0Fpa7u

Our newest pups get the royal treatment #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/Daoa9CGJnB

Gucci and her two puppies are about to meet the Royal Couple #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/zr60Z881km

William & Kate meet police puppies! So Cute! #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/6HPdWWRNzZ

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 pic.twitter.com/Qm1HeNImRp

A smile from Kate in the pouring rain #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/WAn0wkWjuM

It's a wet Wellington welcome at the Police College #RoyalVisitNZ @nzpolice pic.twitter.com/4jrXqUwtLX

Our Kapahaka group welcoming the Royal Couple #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/z0zdvnk3pz

The Duke and Duchess represent in navy blue at the Police College today #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/Dc8NrBCBpr

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 pic.twitter.com/zdlTa8DFqB

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 pic.twitter.com/HIgL998fiX

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! pic.twitter.com/cuw83w8XYU

Here and ready for the #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/8fajM6PT5W

Some peeps be really prepared. #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/bHEXHsNtUW

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… http://t.co/ajIelgKedp

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