A Qantas Charter Jet carrying Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and journalists on their tour had to abandon a first landing attempt in Sydney, Australia. Keri Lumm reports.
The Duchess of Sussex, 37, praised the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand at the Wellington Government House on Sunday.
"We are proud to be celebrating the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in your country with you this evening," said the expectant mother on the final leg of her royal tour with Prince Harry.
The Royals were unified at the reception by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (third female Prime Minister) and Governor Dame Patsy Reddy (third female Governor-General)
"The achievements of New Zealand women who campaigned for their suffrage They were the first in the world to reach it, they are admired everywhere, "said the Duchess while standing in front of a painting by Queen Elizabeth. "I looked forward to this special occasion and thought about the importance of this achievement, but also about the greater significance of what this symbolizes."
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In a black Gabriela Hearst gown, the king emphasized how important it was for everyone irrespective of "race, gender, ethnicity or orientation"
"Voting rights do not only mean the right to vote but also what that represents: the fundamental and fundamental human right in which decisions for your future and those of your community participate to be able to, the participation and voice that allows you to be a part of the world in which you are a part of, "Duc Hess, Meghan said.
She went on to say, "Bravo, New Zealand, to defend this right 125 years ago – for the women who deserve to have an active voice and be recognized, and for all those who lead the world in their efforts We all thank you deeply. "
This was the third speech of Duchess Meghan on the 16-day tour of the South Pacific with her husband, Prince Harry. The newlyweds have visited cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. 19659008] The reception was temporarily delayed after a fire alarm, presumably by a sprayer spraying air freshener in a bathroom, forcing the guests to temporarily evacuate the building.
Shortly thereafter, everything went on as normal. Duchess Meghan received loud applause as she began her speech with a greeting in indigenous Maori.
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The Duchess of Sussex plays a hongi as she participates on October 28, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand, at a traditional Welcome Ceremony on the lawn of the Goverment House. (Photo: Samir Hussein / WireImage)
Perhaps she has learned something from the day the newlyweds were greeted with an indigenous Maori greeting.
Harry and Meghan each played a "Hongi". with Maori elders holding their noses together to take a breath. They were greeted with traditional haka performances and 21 salute shots at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand.
The couple plans to spend four days in New Zealand, where they go for a hike in a national park. Meet young people trained in the film industry and visit a hatchery for the national bird, the kiwi.
Post: The Associated Press
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