The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in New Zealand for the final leg of their Diamond Jubilee tour.
Charles and Camilla, who have already visited Australia and Papua New Guinea, arrived in a Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757 jet from Canberra, where they had said goodbye to Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Waiting for them on the tarmac was New Zealand's leader John Key and his wife Bronagh.
When the prince and duchess reached the bottom of the aircraft's steps at RNZAF base Whenuapai near Auckland, a guard of honour lined up in two rows and Charles received a salute from the troops.
A busy schedule awaits the prince and duchess over the next six days, and highlights include Charles visiting a special effects workshop for a sneak preview of the new movie from Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson.
The prince will see a snippet of the much-anticipated fantasy film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and some of the prosthetic body parts made for the blockbuster.
Charles celebrates his 64th birthday on Wednesday and will mark the occasion with Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae and Mrs Key - who were both also born on the same day.
The final day of the tour takes the royal travellers to Christchurch to see how residents have rebuilt their lives after last year's devastating earthquake.
The royal couple will attend an Armistice Day commemoration on Sunday at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in honour of New Zealand's war dead.
Charles will lay a wreath on behalf of the Queen, while Mr Key's floral tribute is from the government and its citizens.