In pictures: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive in New Zealand

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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, look at a Maori warrior during a welcome ceremony at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble - RC16A7E562D0
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, look at a Maori warrior during a welcome ceremony at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble - RC16A7E562D0

Prince Harry and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrived in New Zealand on Sunday afternoon for the final leg of their Royal Tour Down Under, their first international royal tour since marrying in May.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who have already visited Australia, Fiji and Tonga, were received in the nation’s capital Wellington by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Windy Wellington lived up to its reputation with the Duchess appearing to struggle with her dress as the couple walked down the plane’s stairs holding hands. Her chosen outfit, a simple black dress by ASOS Maternity and a calf-length brown chequered coat by Karen Walker.

It’s believed the couple spent much of the three hour flight chatting to the Kiwi Invictus team.

Prince Harry exchanges a hongi during a welcome ceremony at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

From the airport, the couple were welcomed at Government House by a 21-gun salute and inspection of the guard of honour by Prince Harry. The couple stopped to chat with a couple of soldiers and local school kids where were part of the welcoming party.

As well as the military gala, there was a haka performed by students from Hato Paora College in Feilding. 

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, look at a Maori warrior during a welcome ceremony at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Around 2,000 people gathered behind barriers put up outside the Pukeahu National War Memorial – the royal couple’s only public appearance scheduled in Wellington.

Dignitaries, including mayor Justin Lester, arrived shortly before the Duke and Duchess, who later placed a wreath of fern fronds on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

REUTERS/Phil Noble

On Sunday evening, the couple will attend a reception celebrating the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage. New Zealand became the first country in the world where women could vote in parliamentary elections in 1893.

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