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Last Updated: Friday, 1 July 2005, 09:41 GMT 10:41 UK
Prince William meets Lions squad

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark with Prince William

Prince William is greeted at Wellington International Airport by the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark

Prince William and Sir Clive Woodward

The Prince poses for well-wishers as he is chaperoned into the hotel by head coach Sir Clive Woodward

From left to right: Sir Clive Woodward, Will Greenwood, Prince William, Gordon Bulloch, Gareth Thomas and Brian O'Driscoll

William meets up Lions players and commiserates with the injured captain Brian O'Driscoll, saying: "Bad luck, old mate"

Prince William and Scotland captain Gordon Bulloch

Gordon Bulloch said he hoped the Prince would join the Lions for training: "He's meant to be quite good," the hooker said

Prince William and Sir Clive Woodward

During his 10-day stay in New Zealand, William is carrying out his first solo official public engagement

William takes part in a Lions training session

William practices his passing as he takes part in a Lions training session at Basin Reserve in Wellington

Charlie Hodgson takes the Prince through a kicking routine

Charlie Hodgson takes the Prince through a kicking routine as part of his introduction to the Lions training techniques

Prince William kicks the ball during the training session

William appears to have been taught well by the England fly-half as he launches a huge kick downfield



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