Prince Harry and Meghan Markle New Zealand Day 2 highlights

Prince Harry Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Wellington International Airport Military Terminal

Prince Harry Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Wellington International Airport Military Terminal Credit Getty

Earlier in the day, the royal couple took part in a series of traditional Māori greetings, including a hongi with Māori elders in which the couple touched noses with chiefs and shared breath, a pōwhiri [formal welcome ceremony] and watched a haka.

The country's most famous suffragette was born in Liverpool, and emigrated to New Zealand with her family in 1868.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said people should check on those around them to make sure they are not hurt. The Duchess planted a Kōwhai tree - the flower of which was one of 53 on the veil of her wedding dress.

Meghan Markle's first joint engagement with the Queen was a major success for the brand new royal, who visited Cheshire with the monarch just a month after marrying Prince Harry - but it nearly wasn't so!

The children cheered the Duke and Duchess on as they stepped up to the mark for their throws.

"We didn't believe it, we thought it was a fairytale, for us it was completely out of the blue", she said.

The couple kicked off their global journey this month with the announcement that they are expecting their first child together.

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"The 6.2 magnitude quake hit east of the city of New Plymouth, around 220 miles from Auckland where Harry and Meghan are".

Ryen Anderson, 10, was on Meghan's team. Before he addressed the audience in NZ, Harry had said that he wishes a little princess is on her way.

Isabella Iti said their Royal Highnesses "looked like they were really trying to throw the gum boot as far as they could". I think [Meghan] was thinking that there was no chance that she would win.

Guild presented the duke and duchess with several gifts from the trust and community, including a pair of green infant-sized gumboots emblazoned with kiwi, a baby shawl and two pounamu.

"The quake struck near New Plymouth, New Zealand, just 162 miles from where the Royal couple are now spending day three of the New Zealand leg of their tour", it wrote.

Today, the royals will visit Pillars charity in New Zealand, which supports children who have a parent in prison by providing special mentoring schemes.

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