Meghan Markle applauded for speaking Māori in New Zealand suffrage speech

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On Monday, the pair made an appearance at the Abel Tasman National Park on the South Island of New Zealand, where a group of locals were on hand to inform the royals about local conservation projects.

Britain's Prince Harry accepts a traditional challenge by Maori warriors during an official welcoming ceremony at Government House in Wellington.

Hundreds gathered outside barriers at the Pukeahu National War Memorial, hoping to catch a glimpse of the couple on their only public walkabout in the capital.

MEGHAN MARKLE is often spotted trailing behind Prince Harry during royal appearances and there's a reason why.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex flew in from Australia on a Royal New Zealand Air Force flight carrying the Kiwi Invictus team.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle's first public appearance was met with cheers and screaming from onlookers at Pukeahu War Memorial Park, where they laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown warrior and visited the new United Kingdom war memorial.

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The couple have already visited Fiji and Tonga on the marathon trip, and will leave Sydney on Sunday morning, having closed the Invictus Games in the city on Saturday night.

An anonymous source said to be close to the brothers, told The Times: 'They have become different people with different outlooks on life.

The couple also watched the fearsome haka and met schoolchildren, with the duchess saying the windy Wellington weather had left her cold.

The royal couple watched most of the wheelchair basketball final and then presented gold medals to the United States team which comfortably beat the Netherlands by 29 points to 17.

In her two-minute address at a reception celebrating the 125th anniversary of New Zealand becoming the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote, Meghan issued a "bravo" to the nation for its history-making move.

Just before boarding the flight to New Zealand they chatted to NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts, representing the Premier of NSW, and the federal member of Parliament for Berowra, Julian Leeser, representing the Prime Minister. Our Government donated $5000 to Pillars as a wedding present to the royal couple. They will traverse a series of suspension bridges slung between ancient redwoods, at the Redwoods Treewalk. Invictus athletes from New Zealand joined them on the three-hour plane ride to Wellington.

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