Pregnant Meghan the star as Pacific royal tour ends

Pregnant Meghan the star as Pacific royal tour ends

Pregnant Meghan the star as Pacific royal tour ends

The royal couple have been welcomed onto Te Papaiouru Marae, for a formal pōwhiri and lunch.

Inside, Harry was presented with an axe carved by a local Maori artist and Meghan was given a floral bouquet.

"We see the Duchess as representing strong kaupapa (values) for women - she displays aroha (love), manaakitanga (nurturing and hospitality), mana (influence) and she is a great leader", said Ngāti Whakaue elder Norma Sturley, who designed the cloak, according to CNN affiliate TVNZ.

For the last day of their 16-day official tour, Pregnant Meghan with husband Harry donned a chic nevy Givenchy skirt and crew neck blouse, which she teamed with a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes.

The couple's final engagement in New Zealand is a tree walk at The Redwoods - Whakarewarewa Forest in Rotorua, before flying home to the United Kingdom this evening.

In the afternoon, the royal couple visited a hatchery for New Zealand's national bird, the kiwi, at Rotorua's Rainbow Springs Nature Park. During the meet and greet, the Duchess of Sussex pulled a small girl from the crowd and gave her a hug.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during their royal tour.

Prince William and Prince Harry with their wives Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

"As the uniform specially commissioned for the occasion is required for use by His Royal Highness, this is an identical uniform made for The Duke by Dege & Skinner a few years earlier", the Royal Collection Trust says.

They were "absolutely buzzing" afterwards and said the Duke and Duchess were "very nice".

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said this week there seems to be little appetite for changing New Zealand from a constitutional monarchy that recognizes Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to a republic.

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