Minister, Ladies and Gentleman,

I'm incredibly grateful to you for those few and very complimentary words. I don't deserve them, and I can't help feeling you've probably seen some other gardens that are much better than mine! But I'm very touched.

Ladies and Gentlemen, firstly I would like to say how pleased I am to be back in New Zealand for my second visit to this beautiful country and especially here, in Dunedin, UNESCO City of Literature, a place where writers, books and culture thrive.

Ministers, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: I am most grateful to you for sparing your very precious time to be here for this meeting today on Forests and Climate Change, exactly a month before C.O.P.21 begins in Paris.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is with huge pleasure – and considerable excitement – that I find myself here again in this eminent company tonight. Like every bibliophile, I always look forward every year to a good discussion about the Man Booker Prize shortlist, although I have to admit, unlike the judges, I haven't read every book yet!

Ladies and gentlemen, before I unveil the plaque, I just wanted to say how special it has been to be able to join you all on this particularly important occasion and particularly so for Dundee.

Ladies and gentlemen, I couldn’t be more pleased to be back at this great institution and to be with you on such a special day in all your careers.

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so pleased that you have all been able to join this evening’s gathering, especially as I know how difficult it is to pin you all down – and me! – in one place! I am, therefore, immensely grateful that you have been able to find the time to be with us and, indeed, in many cases to join one or more of the three events that have been arranged to occur either side of this evening’s dinner.

As Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Gurkha Rifles, I am extremely pleased to be able to visit my 2nd Battalion today. I am particularly pleased to be here on the Regiment’s birthday and during the bicentenary.

As Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Gurkha Rifles, I am extremely pleased to be able to visit my 2nd Battalion today. I am particularly pleased to be here on the Regiment’s birthday and during the bicentenary.

As Joint Presidents of this marvellous charity Elephant Family my wife and I, could not be more proud to support their vital work. After all, we are all here to ensure that dear Mark's hard-won legacy is maintained and enhanced.