In Pictures: Charles encounters seabirds and stunning views in New Zealand

The Prince of Wales had a close encounter with a seabird and enjoyed a picturesque walk as the royal tour of New Zealand came to a close.

Royal visit to New Zealand – Day Seven
Charles and Camilla began the day in Christchurch, visiting the Lincoln Farmers’ and Craft Market (Chris Jackson/PA)
Royal visit to New Zealand – Day Seven
Charles was asked to sign a boy’s plaster cast during the visit to the market (Chris Jackson/PA)
Royal visit to New Zealand – Day Seven
The boy showed off his cast after having it signed (Chris Jackson/PA)
Royal visit to New Zealand – Day Seven
Camilla made a furry friend… (Chris Jackson/PA)
Royal visit to New Zealand – Day Seven
… and sampled some of the local produce (Chris Jackson/PA) Wire
Royal visit to New Zealand – Day Seven
Charles met the White Ribbon Riders, who are taking part in a motorcycle tour in support of programmes against domestic violence (Victoria Jones/PA)
Royal visit to New Zealand – Day Seven
He also spoke to some of the people who were first responders on the evening the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch in 2016 (Victoria Jones/PA)
Royal visit to New Zealand – Day Seven
Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cornwall marvelled at a tree during a visit to Christchurch Botanic Gardens (Chris Jackson/PA)
Royal visit to New Zealand – Day Seven
Camilla enjoyed a walk through the gardens (Chris Jackson/PA)
Royal visit to New Zealand – Day Seven
Charles later met a Hutton’s shearwater bird during a visit to a colony in Kaikoura (Victoria Jones/PA)
Royal visit to New Zealand – Day Seven
Charles also viewed traditional wood carvings inside the meeting house at Takahanga Marae in Kaikoura (Victoria Jones/PA)
Royal visit to New Zealand – Day Seven
A member of the Kaikoura Maori community performed a traditional welcome (Victoria Jones/PA)
Royal visit to New Zealand – Day Seven
Charles then performed a traditional Maori greeting, a hongi (Victoria Jones/PA)
Royal visit to New Zealand – Day Seven
Charles’s last engagement on the New Zealand leg of his tour was a picturesque coastal walk in Kaikoura (Victoria Jones/PA)
Royal visit to New Zealand – Day Seven
He stopped and took in the views of the Kaikoura ranges and looked out to the Pacific Ocean (Victoria Jones/PA)
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