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"Stag party planned for Prince Charles in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A bar in the southern New Zealand city of Dunedin is organising a bachelor party for Britain's Prince Charles, who is due to visit the city later this week.

Although the heir to the British throne is unlikely to attend, the businessman organizing the bash Saturday said he wanted to acknowledge the prince's visit to Dunedin so close to his April 8 wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles.

"It's only right and proper that Dunedin puts on this do for him,'' Dave McKewen told the Otago Daily Times. "We know a lot of his mates can't make it over, so we're also rounding up a few students and some rugby fans to pad out the crowd.''

McKewen said he hopes Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin will pass along a formal invitation to the "Great Southern Stag Night'' when the prince arrives on Saturday.

Dunedin is widely known in New Zealand for its rowdy student parties, which often spill into the streets and can include the burning of furniture."


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