Prince Willem made his first official visit abroad representing the crown.
Opening the new Supreme Court building in Wellington New Zealand, 27-year-old heir to the throne dressed in traditional costume NZ Aborigines - a cloak of flax and kiwi feathers. As such, he accepted a call to war dance by dressed in grass skirts Maori representatives. After the official ceremony followed, during which a group of Maori elders prince hast respect. According to the tradition of Polynesian people, every respectable native of William greeted by touching the nose.