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Plans reveal Prince George to join Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's New Zealand and Australia Royal visit

Kensington Palace has revealed a detailed itinerary of the the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Royal visit to New Zealand and Australia next month.

Their Royal Highnesses, will take Prince George on the 19 day trip.

The Queen has personally sanctioned Will and George flying together on same flight. Her permission is required for two heirs to the throne to be allowed on the same plane.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with prince George. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

They are due to arrive in New Zealand on April 7, before travelling to Australia on April 16, with the Royal Tour due to end on April 25.

While The Duke of Cambridge has visited the countries, both he and the Duchess have been invited to visit by the New Zealand and Australian governments.

Trip highlights include:

  • Will and Kate play touch rugby with the New Zealand All Blacks
  • White water rafting in Queenstown after a tour of winery
  • A visit to Christchurch
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Visit to Blue Mountain
  • Visit to zoo in Sydney
  • Ayres Rock

This is where they will go white water rafting:

They will visit towns and cities across both countries, joining events celebrating Australia's and New Zealand's success technology, tourism, sports and the creative arts.

As it is the one-hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War, the tour will recognise the sacrifice of members of the Australian and New Zealand armed forces.

These include attending a ceremony in Blenheim, New Zealand, and the ANZAC Commemorative Service in Canberra, Australia.

Prince William visited Christchurch shortly after the earthquake of February 2011. Their Royal Highnesses will witness the city's reconstruction programme.

They will also visit an area of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales badly hit by bushfires in October 2013.

Sydney Opera House. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images
  • In New Zealand, The Duke and Duchess will visit:
  • Wellington (April, 7, 9 16)
  • Blenheim (April 10)
  • Auckland (April 11)
  • Hamilton and Cambridge (April 12)
  • Dunedin (April 13)
  • Queenstown (April 13)
  • Christchurch (April 14)
The All Blacks' perform a haka before a match. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

In Australia:

  • Sydney, NSW (20th April 16, 18 20)
  • Blue Mountains, NSW (April 17)
  • Brisbane, QLD (April 19)
  • Uluru (Ayer's Rock), NT (April 22)
  • Adelaide, SA (April 23)
  • Canberra, ACT (April 24, 25)

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