Prince William received a traditional Maori welcome today before joining officials in Christchurch, New Zealand, for a tour of the city, which was badly damaged last month due to an earthquake. He commented on one structure, "The scale of [the devastation] is unbelievable, it really does bring it home to you to see a building like that. It's just so sad." The prince undertook this trip without his fiancée, Kate Middleton, who did accompany him on jaunts to Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. She's in the UK finalizing plans for their wedding, which is just six weeks away — take a look back at their sweet 10-year romance! The ceremony, which will air on the BBC on the morning of April 29, will feature live music that attendees like the "excited" Beckhams as well as a few of Will and Kate's exes will enjoy. Preparations are also under way for Kate's bachelorette party, and she's requested that well-wishers make donations to charity instead of sending presents.
Prince William Tours New Zealand as Kate Handles Her Last-Minute Wedding Prep
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