During their last day in New Zealand and of the Royal Tour, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex visited the city of Rotorua. They attended at their first engagement a welcoming ceremony in Te Papaiouru Marae. They wore korowai cloaks made specifically for them. Meghan’s is mostly made from brown pheasant feathers but also includes some blue and green to represent the Pacific Ocean, with some representations to symbolise her pregnancy included.
Then, they visited the National Kiwi Hatchery at Rainbow Springs, where they learned about the centre’s breeding programme for New Zealand’s national bird. Just minutes before the royal couple arrived a little kiwi was hatched. Meghan and Harry also gave names to two new born Kiwis. One is named Koha, meaning ‘gift’, while the other is named Tihei, meaning ‘the sneeze of life’. After their visit, the Duke & Duchess went on a walkabout at Government Gardens.
For their last engagement of the tour, Meghan & Harry visited the Redwoods Treewalk. The couple admired a 2000-year-old trunk section of Californian redwood, before walking away together to spend some time alone in the forest.