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William and Kate tour aviation museum with director Peter Jackson

  • April 10, 2014: Britain's Prince William, right, and his Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, are guided on a tour of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre by film director Peter Jackson, in Blenheim, New Zealand.

    April 10, 2014: Britain's Prince William, right, and his Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, are guided on a tour of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre by film director Peter Jackson, in Blenheim, New Zealand.  (AP)

  • Britain's Prince William, left, sits in a classic Sopwith Pup as he and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, center, tour the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Blenheim, New Zealand, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Cuff, Pool)

    Britain's Prince William, left, sits in a classic Sopwith Pup as he and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, center, tour the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Blenheim, New Zealand, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Cuff, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Britain's Prince William, left, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, center, tour the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Blenheim, New Zealand, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Cuff, Pool)

    Britain's Prince William, left, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, center, tour the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Blenheim, New Zealand, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Cuff, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have met with "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson during a visit to an aviation museum in New Zealand.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the museum on Thursday in Marlborough, on the country's South Island, as part of a 3-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.

The Oscar-winning director gave the royal couple a tour of his collection of World War I aircraft that are housed at the museum.

Kate and WIlliam have a busy few weeks ahead, with their planned activities including a wine tasting at a local vineyard, a jet boat ride and a visit to the city of Christchurch, which was devastated by an earthquake in 2011.