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In Pictures: Charles encounters seabirds and stunning views in New Zealand

He was on the last day of his tour of the country with the Duchess of Cornwall.

The Prince of Wales during a coastal walk in Kaikoura (Victoria Jones/PA)
The Prince of Wales during a coastal walk in Kaikoura (Victoria Jones/PA)

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The Prince of Wales had a close encounter with a seabird and enjoyed a picturesque walk as the royal tour of New Zealand came to a close.

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Charles and Camilla began the day in Christchurch, visiting the Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market (Chris Jackson/PA)
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Charles was asked to sign a boy’s plaster cast during the visit to the market (Chris Jackson/PA)
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The boy showed off his cast after having it signed (Chris Jackson/PA)
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Camilla made a furry friend… (Chris Jackson/PA)
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… and sampled some of the local produce (Chris Jackson/PA) Wire
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Charles met the White Ribbon Riders, who are taking part in a motorcycle tour in support of programmes against domestic violence (Victoria Jones/PA)
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He also spoke to some of the people who were first responders on the evening the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch in 2016 (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cornwall marvelled at a tree during a visit to Christchurch Botanic Gardens (Chris Jackson/PA)
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Camilla enjoyed a walk through the gardens (Chris Jackson/PA)
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Charles later met a Hutton’s shearwater bird during a visit to a colony in Kaikoura (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Charles also met two llamas during a ‘Future is Bright’ event at Kaikoura Memorial Hall (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Charles viewed traditional wood carvings inside the meeting house at Takahanga Marae in Kaikoura (Victoria Jones/PA)
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A member of the Kaikoura Maori community performed a traditional welcome (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Charles then performed a traditional Maori greeting, a hongi (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Charles’s last engagement on the New Zealand leg of his tour was a picturesque coastal walk in Kaikoura (Victoria Jones/PA)
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He stopped and took in the views of the Kaikoura ranges and looked out to the Pacific Ocean (Victoria Jones/PA)

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