Auckland on show for royal visit of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Posted October 31, 2018

Rain, wind and even an natural disaster did not dampen the enthusiasm of New Zealanders who turned out to see Prince Harry and wife Meghan toss gumboots around on Tuesday.

They were greeted at the airport by Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, having flown in from Australia with the Kiwi Invictus team.

On Tuesday, Harry and Meghan will continue their tour of New Zealand, with events in Auckland.

Harry's compassionate comments seem especially sweeter knowing that he and Meghan are expecting a child, which was all too apparent as his wife flaunted her baby bump. As you can watch in the video below shared by Sergel on Twitter, Meghan's mouth dropped open upon seeing Sergel, she ran right over to her, and declared, "Oh, my gosh!"

Based on what Sergel told the news outlet, it sounds like Meghan was very inspiring and pushed the young woman to be the best version of herself. "When I first saw her, I cried", she told the outlet afterwards.

Sergel chatted with New Zealand's 1 News and said about Meghan, "She said, 'Thank you for getting in touch, ' and then she gave me a hug and said she would read my letter that I gave her". On a trip to Ireland over the summer, she allegedly expressed her enthusiasm for the results of the country's recent referendum which made abortion legal.

The duchess added: "Women's suffrage is not simply about the right to vote for women, but also about what that represents: the basic and fundamental human right of all people, including those members of society who have been marginalized whether for reasons of race, gender, ethnicity or orientation, to be able to participate in the choices for their future and their community".

It could also be a natural impulse to protect her tummy. Suits alum Meghan met Katharina Weischede, an 11-year-old entrepreneur who founded an online business called Slime Princess.

Meghan Markle has had to deal with a ton of changes in her new royal life. The royals were received with the traditional "hongi" greeting, which involves touching noses.

Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP Harry and Meghan at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Sunday.

This isn't the first time Harry has given us a glimpse of his great parenting skills.

At the Games' closing ceremony on Saturday Harry spoke of the need to talk openly about anxiety, stress and depression, revealing his own struggles.

Later in the day, the newlyweds will head to Abel Tasman National Park, which sits at the northern end of the South Island.

They will then travel to Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua.