2 Feb 2023

Mayor Phil Mauger is looking forward to welcoming Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne to Christchurch later this month.

Princess Anne is the Colonel in Chief of the NZ Army’s Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals and is visiting to attend their 100th Anniversary celebration at Linton Military Camp in Palmerston North.

She will also carry out a small number of engagements including rededicating the reinstated Citizens’ War Memorial in Cathedral Square.

“Christchurch has poured a lot of heart and soul into restoring the Citizens’ War Memorial and we can’t think of a more fitting way to mark this journey coming to an end than alongside Princess Anne. She has strong military ties and we know this is close to her heart,” Mayor Mauger says.

“Her presence will be a huge honour to the many people who gave their lives for our country, as well as the hardworking team that restored the memorial to its former glory.”