The royal tour has reached its penultimate day, and Harry and Meghan may take on their most unusual activity – a "welly wanging" contest.
But all eyes were on the Duchess of Sussex's evening when she entered a formal reception in Auckland – with surprising commentators from Meghan wearing a recycled dress.
TODAY TRAVEL PLANNING
• Fly to Auckland
• Watch a Competition (19659005) • Visit Pillars, an initiative that supports children who have a parent in prison
• Public tour of Viaduct Harbor
• Attend a reception by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Auckland War Memorial
MEGHAN AND HARRY'S NIGHT WITH NZ PM
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have come to their last engagement of the day, one Evening reception hosted by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Auckland War Memorial.
The party i They are held in honor of guests between the ages of 1
Meghan opted for a subtle yet elegant navy blue dress by Antonio Berardi, while Harry looked neatly in a suit.
The Duchess of Sussex appears to have withdrawn from sister in law Kate Middleton's book and decided to wear a recycled outfit after wearing the dress last year to watch Harry play polo.
The expectant parents were greeted at the entrance by hordes of fans and Mrs. Ardern, who seemed to share with Meghan in search of a warm exchange.
MEETING THE LOCALS
This afternoon, Meghan and Harry are at their biggest public appearance of the day and squeezing the flesh with Auckland natives – many of whom are waiting for this morning – on the river's viaduct:
And it is just us, or has Meghan's bulge suddenly grown a good deal?
ROYAL WELLY WANGERS
The Duke and Duc Hess of Sussex defy even more wet weather to dedicate a 20-acre scrubland to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy in Auckland this morning in Auckland:
Afterward attempted Go with something "Welly Wanging" – Gumboot Throwing. Meghan Seems Natural:
With heavy rain pacing all morning, Harry was quick to help Meghan avoid any mudslides.
After the beautiful contest – won by Meghan's team – the pair were given a delightful pair of tiny rubber boots for their baby to supplement his hugely growing wardrobe.
MEGHAN AND HARRY VISIT PILLARS CHARITY
After a private lunch and quick change of clothes, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex came to the south of Auckland's headquarters for Pillars, a charity supporting the children of prisoners.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern accompanied her on her visit.
Meghan exchanged her blazer, jeans and rubber boots for a pink Brandon Maxwell dress and Burberry jacket while Prince Harry turned into a blue suit.
About 200 people – including children, families, and Column Supporters – gathered at the Charity Headquarters to meet the Royals.
As we wait for more activity, sweets and tales from the last day of the royal tour are still popping up …
A PRINCIPAL JOB OFFER
Hundreds of people might have been lucky enough to have the royals in the past Weeks to meet – but a New Zealand teenager has managed to secure an actual job offer from Prince Harry himself.
Lucia Kennedy, 19, hosted Harry and Meghan's visit to a youth health event at a community café in Wellington on Monday and recounted Stuff. co.nz that he had promised to "arrange" a job for her when she graduated.
"They came up the stairs in the Maranui Cafe, I was introduced and talked with them, then I took them with all the participants and kept the conversation at the next two tables," Ms. Kennedy said.
"I said to Harry," I'm going to uni in two years, I'd like to come for work you & # 39 ;. He said, "We would like you, just give us a shout, if you come over, we'll fix it."
The visit to the royal house should help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health problems
"They were so authentic," she said. "Everyone was nervous, but as soon as they came in, it was like they had a reassuring presence."
A SCARY ENCOUNTER
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were eerily welcomed by young artists at a Halloween event in Wellington on Monday night.
After another hurricane day of their royal tour, Prince Harry and Meghan in Courtney's early evening creative show Things That Go Bump at Night celebrates the city's thriving arts scene.
They all smiled upon arrival, but were shocked to face an orc – one of the terrifying creatures of the Lord of the Rings franchise, famously filmed in New Zealand.
According to People magazine, Luke Hawker, the man disguised as an alarming creature, later told reporters, "I did not know if I should shake her hand, but they stood there e. They seemed pretty scared
Upon arrival, the couple were greeted by two soldiers guarding the door, with photos and videos of the event, in which Harry and Meghan enthusiastically interacted with everyone in costumes.
She may have missed the costume memo, but Meghan still looked stunning in a white overalls dress by NZ designer Maggie Marilyn, with a navy blue Winser London over her shoulders, while Harry was wearing a dark gray suit and a white one Shirt wore.
Earlier in the day, Harry and Meghan met with a group of mental health professionals at a local café, received a welcoming ceremony at Abel Tasman National Park, and walked with Ranger on a Trail Walk Park's young ambassador.