Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were welcomed movingly on to the Turangawaewae Marae today, a spectacular event at which Tamahere was represented.
It was an historic moment. The prince was last on the Ngaruawahia marae in 1994 just before Tainui and the Crown came to the very first settlement under the Treaty of Waitangi. His mother, Queen Elizabeth II, was there in 1953 at what was a significant moment of reconciliation between the Crown and the King movement.
The formal seat of the Maori King movement was ready for the 2015 occasion.Read more