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Meghan and Harry gave traditional Maori greeting in New Zealand



  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Receive a Traditional Maori Greeting

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The Royal couple made a Hongi on their arrival in Wellington

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted with a traditional Maori greeting in New Zealand.

They performed a hongi where they touched noses and foreheads with Maori elders when they arrived on the land ̵

1; the last stop of their 16-day tour

Harry and Meghan were in Wellington with a powhiri – a ceremony Singing and Dancing – Welcomed

At the Government House event, members of the New Zealand Defense Force saw a haka for the couple.

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A haka was listed in the Government House

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The Duke of Sussex also attended the welcome ceremony

They were greeted at the airport by Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, who had flown in with the Kiwi Invictus team from Australia.

The couple set out to receive New Zealand Governor-General Patsy Reddy.

The Invictus Games 2018 had ended the day before in Sydney with a graduation ceremony in which both Meghan and Harry made speeches.

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Her first engagement took place in the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

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The couple put ferns and a wreath on the grave of the unknown warrior

After the arrival ceremony, their first engagement was to visit the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, where they placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

The park contains the UK War Memorial, designed around the trunks of the Royal Oak and Pohutakawa trees merging into a single canopy.

At Government House they met with Mrs. Arden and opposition leader Simon Bridges for an event celebrating the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand.

The Duchess wore a traditional Maori necklace.

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Meghan praised the women who fought for universal suffrage

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The couple held a meeting with Prime Minister Jacinda Arden – all wore black, one of New Zealand's national colors

In a speech on suffrage, Meghan said that the women who fought for the move were "universally admired."

New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the voice.

She added, "When I looked forward to this special occasion, I reflected on the importance of this achievement, but also on the greater influence of what it symbolizes." 19659044] "Because yes – women's suffrage is about feminism, but feminism It's about fairness. "[Copyright]
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Some royal fans had their favorites

Visits to Auckland and Rotorua will also be part of the New Zealand leg before returning to the UK on Thursday.

On their marathon trip they also visited Fiji and Tonga.


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