Royal Visit 2014
New Zealand is very excited for the first royal tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge around New Zealand, join in the celebration with us with this special coin issue.
The first royal tour of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as a married couple is an exciting event for the Commonwealth. New Zealand Post is eager to welcome the young couple and commemorate this occasion with a special coin issue for their April tour. We are pleased to release this issue as we have official sign off from Her Majesty the Queen, and so the issue is now available to order.
This visit marks the first royal tour by Prince William on behalf of the Queen, with the visit being Catherine’s first visit to New Zealand. New Zealanders are excited for the arrival of the young royals, with over half of New Zealand having tuned in to their wedding in 2011. The coin features the young couple holding a one month old Prince George, set against Government House in Wellington, New Zealand. Government House is the residence of Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand. The Governor-General acts as the Queen’s representative and can bestow the Royal Assent on a bill, where it becomes an Act of Parliament.