William and Kate meet director Peter Jackson

William and Kate meet director Peter Jackson

April 10th, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Britain's Prince William, right, and his Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, are guided on a tour of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre by film director Peter Jackson, in Blenheim, New Zealand, Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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BLENHEIM, New Zealand - Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have met with "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson during a visit to an aviation museum in New Zealand.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the museum Thursday in Marlborough, on the country's South Island, as part of a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.

The Oscar-winning director gave the royal couple a tour of his collection of World War I aircraft that are housed at the museum.

Kate and William have a busy few weeks ahead, with their planned activities including a wine tasting at a local vineyard, a jet boat ride and a visit to the city of Christchurch, which was devastated by an earthquake in 2011.