(WELLINGTON) – Prince Harry and his wife Meghan talked to people working in the field of mental health, and met a flightless native bird on Monday as they continued their tour of New Zealand.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on the final leg of a 16-day tour of the South Pacific. They started their second day in New Zealand by visiting the Maranui Cafe on the Wellington coast, where they talked to people who provided psychic help through helplines, social media and other programs.
Prince Harry talked about his own mental health struggles last year and told the Daily Telegraph newspaper that he was in a car accident after years of suppression of his feelings following the death of his mother Diana, the Princess of Wales, when Harry was twelve Was years old, consulted.
Harry spoke about the need to remove the stigma from mental health and to encourage people to talk about how they feel.
"Everyone needs someone to turn to?" He said.
The pair then took a helicopter aboard the Abel Tasman National Park on the South Island, where it rained when greeted by an indigenous Maori tribe. Harry told them that the forecast was for even worse weather.
"From my wife, me, and our little bump, it's a blessing to be here," Harry said, pointing out that Meghan was four months pregnant
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New Zealand is home to a number of flightless birds The best known is the kiwi. The couple will later visit a kiwi hatchery.
The couple also plans to meet young people who are training in the film industry and make public hiking routes in Auckland and Rotorua before leaving on Wednesday.
The couple used to visit Australia, Fiji and Tonga on their tour.