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“’I cannot tell you how happy I am to be back here in God’s Own Country – as I have learned to call it – and this time with my wife and son.
'When I returned to New Zealand for the first time as an adult in 2005, I came mainly to watch the All Blacks against the British and Irish Lions – the best way to be introduced to this sports-passionate nation.
'In subsequent visits, my affection and admiration for New Zealand has only deepened.
He continued: ‘On this visit, I have no doubt that it will be Catherine – and not just me – who falls for New Zealand.
'The qualities that New Zealanders share in common with one another – warm-heartedness, generosity, neighbourliness, openness, an instinctive sense of justice and freedom, to name just a few – are qualities that I suspect – given your modesty – you may take for granted. But they are qualities for which New Zealanders are admired the world over.'
Turning to his grandmother’s portrait he added: ‘Her Majesty is portrayed wearing her silver fern brooch, which provides a simple but clear reminder of
Her Majesty’s deep affection for the people of New Zealand.
'Kia ora tātou katoa (Greetings to us all).'
After his speech, Prince William unveiled a portrait of his grandmother by a New Zealand artist.”
Prince William’s speech at a state reception at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand.
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Queen Elizabeth II shows Irish President Michael D Higgins Irish related items from the Royal Collection, in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle on April 8, 2014 in Windsor, England. This is the first official visit by the head of state of the Irish Republic to the United Kingdom.