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Prince George Sets Off on First Official Tour

He arrives in New Zealand with Prince William, Kate
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2014 6:01 AM CDT

(Newser) – Prince William and wife Kate arrived in New Zealand at the beginning of a three-week tour today, and they brought Prince George along—it's the eight-month-old's first official tour, the BBC reports, and just the second time he's faced the media. The royal family's first stop: Government House, the governor general's official residence. There they were met by Maori warriors and received a traditional Maori welcome (a nose-press called a "hongi") from Maori elders. They were also greeted by an honor guard and a 21-gun salute, and children from local schools, the Telegraph reports. They won't, however, be meeting with the Maori king. (Read more Prince William stories.)

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