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A queen's son meets a hobbit's friend

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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets Mark Hadlow who plays Dori in the new 'Hobbit' film at Weta Workshop on November 14, 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand.

The Prince of Wales met actors from the upcoming Hobbit movie, including Mark Hadlow who plays Dori the dwarf, during a visit to Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop in Wellington on Wednesday. Prince Charles is in New Zealand on the last leg of a Diamond Jubilee tour that has also taken in Papua New Guinea and Australia.

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"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", the latest film by Jackson, who also directed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will premiere later this month in Wellington.

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Prince Charles meets actor Peter Hambleton, who is dressed as Gloin the dwarf, during a visit to the makeup department of film maker Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop in Wellington November 14, 2012.

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