Prince Harry meets starstruck young fan in Wellington

Minnie Murray
October 28, 2018

The royal couple will oversee the closing ceremony for the Invictus Games on Saturday night before heading to New Zealand for the final four days of their tour.

The super-extra gown that Lady Diana wore when she Wednesday Prince Charles in 1981 inspired a decade of puff-sleeved wedding dresses, while Kate Middleton's iconic 2011 Alexander McQueen dress brought long sleeves and lace back into bridal fashion.

Meghan was sporting an ASOS maternity wear dress and Karen Walker trench coat.

Thousands of royal fans had turned out to greet the couple on their jam-packed visits to Sydney, Melbourne and the regional town of Dubbo. Both had remembrance poppy pins on their chests.

Prince Harry also commented on the selection day, which he came along to even though, in his words, "I shouldn't have really even been there".

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been welcomed to New Zealand with a traditional Maori greeting.

Also among the crowd was Jan Richardson who opted for a more direct approach when asking the duke and duchess for a picture.


The Telegraph reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got in some private time during the Fiji leg of their trip following their engagements in Suva on October 24.

The royals will then attend a traditional welcome ceremony on the lawns of Government House, the residence of the Governor-General to New Zealand, Dame Patsy Reddy. "I was able to see the unshakable bonds between service men and women on the ground together, but at the same time to feel the palpable longing for family and friends while deployed", she added.

Five fire trucks arrived at Government House in Wellington after receiving a call at around 6.45pm local time - moments before National Party leader Simon Bridges and his wife Natalie were due to welcome the couple to the island nation.

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.

Prince Harry toed the Royal line when he politely declined to sign a pair of special Invictus Games budgie smugglers for members of the Australian team.

Their marathon trip has also seen them visit Fiji and Tonga.

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