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That’s a wrap! Harry and Meghan wrap up their visit Down Under

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have wrapped up their 16-day royal tour Down Under.

Throughout the past two weeks, the couple has been touring Australasia and attending the Invictus Games.

During the last day of the tour, the couple spent time in Rotorua, New Zealand. There they learned about the Maori culture and took part in a traditional welcome ceremony, a Powhiri. The ceremony consisted of dancing, singing and hongi, a traditional Maori greeting.

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The duo wore traditional Maori Korowai, or cloaks, on top of their outfits as they attended the ceremony. Harry was given a carved weapon and axe when visiting the Tamatekapua meeting house. Local district councilman, Trevor Maxwell, warned the Prince that he should not take the gifts to an upcoming rugby match between England and New Zealand on November 11th.

Reflecting on the couple’s visit, Harry said, “One of the joys of our visit to New Zealand has been the opportunity to meet so many young New Zealanders who are devoting their talents and energy to making a difference.”

Later on, on the final day of their visit, the royal couple visited Rainbow Springs Park to learn about the centre’s kiwi breeding program.

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The last stop was the Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua. There the couple visited a geothermal spring and walked amongst Redwood trees that are over 100 years old.

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The couple is now set to fly back to London after concluding their four-nation tour Down Under.

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My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.