Harry & Meghan do the haka, rub noses in New Zealand

Prince Harry and Meghan arrived in Wellington Sunday to start the last leg of their 16-day, four-nation tour after attending the closing ceremony of the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney. 

Ceremonial welcome in New Zealand

Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan were treated to a ceremonial welcome in New Zealand on Sunday where they arrived for the final leg of their Pacific tour, their first international royal tour since marrying in May.

A large crowed gathered to catch a glimpse Queen Elizabeth's grandson and his wife and the couple spent time meeting and shaking hands with cheering fans before leaving.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange a hongi

Harry and Meghan rubbed noses with Maori leaders in a traditional "hongi" greeting and were welcomed by a "haka", a centuries-old tribal war dance, to salute and honour them. A 21-gun salute was also sounded.

Meghan wore a brown chequered coat and a simple black dress, while Harry was in a dark grey suit. Both had remembrance poppy pins on their chests.


Prince Harry with Maori warriors during welcome ceremony

The royal couple, who have already visited Australia, Fiji and Tonga, were received at Wellington airport by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

The official welcome ceremony took place on the lawns of Government House - the residence of the Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy.


Meghan speaks during the Invictus Games Sydney 2018

The pair flew from Australia on Sunday after closing the Invictus Games in Sydney last night and were accompanied by several Invictus Games athletes from New Zealand.


Prince Harry speaks during Invictus Games Sydney 2018

The Invictus Games are an international paralympic-style competition for military personnel wounded in action that was founded by Harry.


Government House in Wellington, New Zealand

On Sunday evening, the couple will attend a reception celebrating the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage.

New Zealand became the first country in the world where women could vote in parliamentary elections in 1893.



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