2018 Oct 29

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit New Zealand – Day 2: Wellington

The Royal Tour of Oceania continues in Wellington, New Zealand ! In the morning, Harry and Meghan visited a popular café in the city, the Maranui Café. They met with young New Zealanders from organisations which focus on mental health, such as Voices of Hope. They also met another Queen’s Young Leader, Ezekiel Raui, who founded Te Kotahi, a peer-support programme, after he himself experienced youth suicides at his high school. Upon departure, the couple stopped to meet young children who were waiting outside. The Duchess also asked that leftovers from their breakfast be served to the children. VIDEO

They then departed Wellington by helicopter to head to the Abel Tasman National Park in the South Island of New Zealand. On their arrival, they were treated to a welcome ceremony with Maori people and performed hongis. Even with the rain, Harry & Meghan took part in a trail walk with a park ranger who discussed environment and the park’s conversation programmes. VIDEO

Their final engagement of the day happened at Courtenay Creative, a space to connect, collaborate and cultivate. Harry and Meghan, who were welcomed by an orc from Lord of the Rings, as well as vikings, met with young students and professionals from the film and creative industry. Most of them were in costume as they work in behind the scenes sections of the industry. VIDEO