New Zealand Men Greet William With Kisses

Plus, some sausage-wielding prankster crashes prince's BBQ
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2010 2:37 AM CST
Updated Jan 18, 2010 12:34 PM CST
New Zealand Men Greet William With Kisses
Beware a DJ with a sausage.   (AP Photo/Rob Kitchen, Pool)

The Brits may not be known as overly touchy-feely, but Prince William got up close and personal with four grown (and apparently sweaty) men today, as New Zealand's Maori leaders greeted Wills with a traditional hongi, or nose-mashing "kiss." The prince yesterday began his first official visit on behalf of Queen Elizabeth with a five-day tour of New Zealand and Australia.

William's first official foreign trip inspired a local DJ to crash a barbecue PM John Key was throwing for the prince, along with some 50 guests. The DJ jumped a fence carrying a sausage to pose as a member of the catering staff as part of a prank. He ran around the grounds for several minutes, then was busted by police and removed before William arrived, reports the Telegraph. (Read more Prince William stories.)

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