NZ PM to meet The Queen

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday confirmed that she will meet Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth in a private audience at Buckingham Palace while visiting London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting next week.

“I am grateful that Her Majesty is taking the time to meet with me in what is an incredibly busy week for her as Head of the Commonwealth,” said Ms Ardern.

“This will be my first meeting with Her Majesty so I’m very much looking forward to sharing this government’s vision for New Zealand and our priorities.”

The audience with Her Majesty is an “on appointment” audience, which is offered to new prime ministers from those countries where The Queen is head of state. The prime minister will meet Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace on Thursday, April 19.