- Publish Date
- Monday, 9 November 2015, 8:37AM
It had been 60 years since Prince Charles had seen his former nanny - but the pair were united in a chance encounter at the weekend.
The heart-warming and impromptu meeting between the future king and the woman who looked after him as a baby, 92-year-old Jacqui Botting, took place in Nelson on Saturday.
New Zealand-born Mrs Botting looked after Charles and his sister Anne in the early 1950s at Clarence House before returning home to marry, the Daily mail reported.
She now lives in a Nelson retirement home opposite the research centre Prince Charles visited on Saturday.
And his nanny was waiting outside - clutching a card signed by Queen Elizabeth as well as Prince Philip and Charles - for a chance to see him after his visit.
After being alerted to her presence, Prince Charles took the time to talk with her and affectionately touched her arm as he asked how she was.
A spokesman for the Prince said he had been "absolutely delighted".
Mrs Botting later said: "He remembered me, didn't he? It was very nice."
Charles and Camilla will visit Taranaki today in the last full day of their New Zealand tour.