Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have wrapped up their Diamond Jubilee tour of New Zealand with a visit to earthquake survivors in Christchurch today.
Their Royal Highnesses surveyed the earthquake-damaged city and met 20 people seriously injured in the quake, who were delighted to meet the Prince but feel forgotten by others.
"[This is the] first time today that we've actually spoken to Bob Parker and Gerry Brownlee in person and, what are we? Eighteen months, nearly two years, down the track," one survivor told ONE News.
Wheelchair-bound Christchurch citizen Bev Edwards received a letter which she said just shows some people have not spared the injured enough consideration.
"It talked about me coustseying to the royals... I wasn't sure if I was supposed to get out of my wheelchair and down on one leg," she said.
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Prince Charles and Camilla also stopped by Oxford Terrace to meet former residents of the area, which was ravaged by the February 2011 earthquake.
They also visited the Diamond Jubilee Clock Tower, met staff from the New Zealand Red Cross and Volunteer Army, and cut the rug at the Dance-O-Mat on the corner of St Asaph Street and Manchester Street.
The Prince and the Duchess took a casual approach to meeting and greeting the thousands of people who lined the streets of Christchurch and did not seem too concerned with formalities.
The Royal couple then finished their six-day flying visit with a star turn at the 150th Canterbury A&P Show where more than 70,000 Cantabrians turned out to welcome their Royal visitors.
Prince Charles and Camilla viewed livestock displays, unveiled a plaque commemorating their visit, watched the Shetland Grand National, presented the trophy and ribbon for Supreme Animal in Show, and watched the start of the Grand Parade.
Their Royal Highnesses will this evening be farewelled at Christchurch Airport by the Governor-General and Lady Mateparae before they depart for Darwin.