Meanwhile hundreds of people are unaccounted for following the floods nearby. Hopefully as rescuers get into isolated communities contact will be made. It must be awkward for a foreign royal not to feel she can comment on a local disaster. Or did the coverage miss something?
After viewing all the video and photos of the devastation I can't figure out why the tour didn't end with a one-day meet-and-greet with government officials, acknowledging the disaster and a flight out to Australia and a return home. Had they been in midwest US, that's how their visit would have ended; it would be shifted to 'hello' glad you came but please come back another time when our world isn't in a weather crisis. We will let you know and extend an invitation. Perhaps I don't understand the NZ-Sweden relationship. :|