Chris Hipkins will host his first member of the royal family as Prime Minister later this month.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne will travel to Aotearoa at the request of the NZ Army's Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals, of which she is Colonel in Chief, to attend its 100th Anniversary celebrations at Linton Military Camp in Palmerston North.
“It’s terrific that Her Royal Highness will be able to connect with past and present members of the Corps and acknowledge the importance of signallers within New Zealand Defence Force operations over the last 100 years," Hipkins said.
Her Royal Highness will be accompanied by her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence (Retired).
She last visited New Zealand in 2010.
The Princess Royal will also attend an Act of Remembrance (wreath laying) at Pukeahu National War Memorial in Wellington and redictate the War Memorial at Cathedral Square in Christchurch.