Prince Harry has told a group of Wellington advocates that the impact of social media on mental health is a real issue that needs to be discussed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent this morning at the famous Wellington Cafe in Maranui talking to young psychiatry advocates about the importance of mental health education
Prince Harry asked Voices of Hope supporters about the role of social media and whether it plays a role in the number of young people with mental symptoms.
He said it was a real topic
"You're doing a really great job," Meghan told the guests before she started applauding.
Among the youth advocates was Ezekiel Raui from the community peer support group Key to Life. It is his second royal engagement this year after visiting Buckingham Palace.
Among the young people met the Duke and Duchess Ezekiel Raui, one of the #QueensYoungLeaders who experienced several juvenile suicides at his high school founded Te Kotahi, a peer-support program run by young people. #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/OjrRhLX2lD
– Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 28, 2018
Before he met the royal couple at Maranui Cafe, he said Morning Report The Duke and Duchess of Sussex showed amazing commitment to mental well-being.
He had a private audience with Harry and Meghan in June after winning one of the Queen's Young Leaders Awards last year.
Mr. Raui said the Duke and Duchess are authentic people who took care of it.
"What the Duke and Duchess are doing really well – and I hope is reflected in organizations across New Zealand – is their willingness to talk about their weaknesses and understand that this is a strength for New Zealand," said he.
In front of the cafe, a crowd of people waited eagerly for the couple, with cute children and cute dogs among the royal fans.
The royal couple have now traveled via Cook Street to the Abel Tasman National Park, where they will take a bushwalk and be pampered with a barbecue  Also, some of the park's youth ambassadors and local school children will meet for a tree-planting barbecue lunch.
Ranger of the Department of Conservation Andrew Lamason will show Harry and Meghan in the park's bays and says he will talk to them
He said the cloudy weather will not dampen spirits.